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HV026 size of community [message #12635] Tue, 27 June 2017 13:23 Go to next message
jstrick is currently offline  jstrick
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I am a new user of DHS data and have looked at several DHS6 and DHS7 data sets in sub-saharan African countries, but many are missing information for HV026 in household data and V026 in individual data. Is there another variable that measures the size of the community where the interview was conducted?

Thanks for your help.
Re: HV026 size of community [message #12660 is a reply to message #12635] Wed, 28 June 2017 17:00 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Can you please provide at least one example of this so we can research properly? Please provide the dataset you are working with and the survey year.
Thank you!
Re: HV026 size of community [message #12690 is a reply to message #12660] Thu, 29 June 2017 12:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Yes, for example in Zambia 2013-14 and Tanzania Tanzania 2015-16 the data in HV026 in the household data and V026 in the Individual data are missing. Is there a different variable that has this information about the type of community in which the interview is conducted?

Thanks,
Jenn
Re: HV026 size of community [message #14581 is a reply to message #12690] Sat, 21 April 2018 23:31 Go to previous message
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An alternative variable that you could use for samples from 2000 forward (for samples with public GPS data) is the contextual variable on population density included in IPUMS-DHS (available at idhsdata.org)
https://www.idhsdata.org/idhs-action/variables/POPDENSITY#de scription_section

This variable allows you to set your own uniform standard for what level of population density qualifies as urban.

Alternatively, you could use the DHS's dichotomous URBAN/RURAL variable (V025), which appears to be more consistently available across samples.

Miriam King


Dr. Miriam King
IPUMS-DHS Project Manager (www.idhsdata.org)
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