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Spatial Data Repository Geospatial Covariates [message #13895] Fri, 19 January 2018 15:18
Chris_Leary is currently offline  Chris_Leary
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It appears that there is an inconsistency between two descriptions of one of the geospatial covariates in the Covariates Extract, specifically the Malaria data. In the distributed .pdf file "DHS Covariates Extract Data Description.pdf", on p. 12, we are told that the covariate is the "average number of people per year who show clinical symptoms of p. falciparum malaria", while on the Methodology web page https://spatialdata.dhsprogram.com/methodology/#GEOSPATIAL COVARIATES, under the <Data Structures> tab we are told that the data are "Plasmodium falciparium malaria cases per person per year observed". My read of the data file is that the second is correct, but some confirmation would be great. And I guess the inconsistency should be resolved.

Thanks!


Chris Leary
USAID/GH/P3
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