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Missing "Service Availability Raw" data for Bangladesh: Standard DHS, 1999-00 [message #12167] Tue, 04 April 2017 13:20 Go to next message
suzzon is currently offline  suzzon
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Dear DHS experts,

Final report of BDHS 1999/2000 has a chapter on "COMMUNITY CHARACTERISTICS" but the "Service Availability Raw" data for Bangladesh: Standard DHS, 1999-00 is missing in the download section. How can I get the "Service Availability Raw" data file for BDHS 1999/2000?

Thak you.

Moin
Re: Missing "Service Availability Raw" data for Bangladesh: Standard DHS, 1999-00 [message #12315 is a reply to message #12167] Fri, 28 April 2017 11:57 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Data Processing Specialist, Keith Purvis:

The community characteristics can be found in the Bangladesh: MCH SPA, 1999 dataset: BDCO4R*.*.
Re: Missing "Service Availability Raw" data for Bangladesh: Standard DHS, 1999-00 [message #12318 is a reply to message #12315] Sat, 29 April 2017 02:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
suzzon is currently offline  suzzon
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Thank you Bridgette and Keith Purvis for the response.

But I have some more queries regarding this issue. I want to link the community characteristics with household data for my research purpose. In BDHS 1993/94, 1996/97, 2004, 2007, 2011, and 2014 the available "Service Availability Raw" datasets can be exactly matched by cluster number and linked with household level data. But, in case of BDHS 1999/2000 the community characteristics found in the "Bangladesh: MCH SPA, 1999 dataset: BDCO4R" do not matched and cannot be linked with household data set. There are more clusters available in SPA data-"BDCO4R" (cluster number variable name: "coclust") than Household level data-"BDHR41" (cluster number variable name: hv001).

So my question is how can I link community characteristics of "Bangladesh: MCH SPA, 1999 dataset: BDCO4R" with household level data of "Bangladesh: Standard DHS, 1999-00 dataset: BDHR41"?


Thank you.

[Updated on: Sat, 29 April 2017 02:39]

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Re: Missing "Service Availability Raw" data for Bangladesh: Standard DHS, 1999-00 [message #12325 is a reply to message #12318] Mon, 01 May 2017 13:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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You are welcome.

Following is another response from Senior DHS Data Processing Specialist, Keith Purvis:

There are 341 clusters in the BDHR41 data file. The cluster numbers are not consecutive (3-500) but the total number of clusters is 341 and it should be possible to link each cluster in the BDCO4R file with data in BDHR41.
Re: Missing "Service Availability Raw" data for Bangladesh: Standard DHS, 1999-00 [message #18033 is a reply to message #12325] Thu, 22 August 2019 11:35 Go to previous message
zkarar is currently offline  zkarar
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Was this issue resolved? The DHS and SPA cluster numbers do not match (DHS is 3-500 and SPA is 6-999). Please advise on how to link the datasets.
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