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Finding the district Information in the DHS Liberia 2013 [message #11261] Fri, 25 November 2016 09:16 Go to next message
wangsonne@merit.unu.edu is currently offline  wangsonne@merit.unu.edu
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Dear DHS users,
Please I am trying to get my head around finding information on the right district in the 2013 DHS survey data set. Please is there an information in the DHS Liberia 2013 giving us information on which district a specific household belongs to or should I use the GPS dataset and match that with the survey dataset?
With kind regards;
Elise
Re: Finding the district Information in the DHS Liberia 2013 [message #11280 is a reply to message #11261] Mon, 28 November 2016 10:40 Go to previous message
ClaraB-DHS is currently offline  ClaraB-DHS
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We do not collect data below the regions representative in the DHS survey. At times administrative codes below this level are included in the data files but these are survey-specific codes and not the official country codes, we do not have the codebook to assign names to these codes. If you want to conduct an analysis at areas not representative by the survey data, you will have to use the GPS data that we routinely collect as part of our surveys. This data can be linked to country shapefiles to assign names of locations, however, you must be aware the data is displaced for reasons of confidentiality and may cross over lower level administrative area borders. This thread on our User Forum provides more information:
http://userforum.dhsprogram.com/index.php?t=msg&th=866&a mp;start=0&

If you have not already done so you will need to request the GPS datasets at
http://dhsprogram.com/data/available-datasets.cfm
by navigating to the appropriate country link.
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