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Access to village codes for Colombia DHS 1995, 2000 & 2005 [message #12475] Tue, 23 May 2017 23:48 Go to next message
SantiagoCC is currently offline  SantiagoCC
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Hi, i'm an economics student in Colombia and I have been working on the effects of conflict on different health measures in my country. In this moment i'm requiring information of the village/county of residence of individuals when they were interviewed so I can relate their exposure to violence according to the level of conflict in that municipality from information of a different data base. I already sent an email to the archive of DHS making a request about this information bu they haven't answered (over a week has passed). Does somebody know where can I get this data or can anybody help me out here?
Thanks a lot!
Re: Access to village codes for Colombia DHS 1995, 2000 & 2005 [message #12482 is a reply to message #12475] Fri, 26 May 2017 09:05 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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In these surveys of Colombia, according to Guillermo Rojas, who is Chief of Data Processing at DHS (and is Colombian),

"Municipality is the concatenation of Departamento (SHDEPTO) and Municipality (SHMUNIP) DDMMM. This is the standard code used by DANE (the statistical agency in Colombia) and I'm sure they have that code available to the public."
Re: Access to village codes for Colombia DHS 1995, 2000 & 2005 [message #12483 is a reply to message #12482] Fri, 26 May 2017 09:08 Go to previous message
SantiagoCC is currently offline  SantiagoCC
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Yes, thank you very much. I discovered this recently. Nevertheless, this only seems to apply to databases from 2005 and after (at least for the case of Colombia). I think I will work with these ones.
Thanks again.

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