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IPUM maternal anemia in Egypt [message #14263] Wed, 14 March 2018 16:59 Go to next message
bella02 is currently offline  bella02
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I am interested in maternal anemia for Egypt. I found variables V456 and V457 in DHS but not IPUMS.Any idea why? Is there a way of merging the DHS and IPUM data? Any recommendations for which variables to use for merging or example of code? I use SAS.
Re: IPUM maternal anemia in Egypt [message #14599 is a reply to message #14263] Sun, 22 April 2018 13:45 Go to previous message
kingx025 is currently offline  kingx025
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The IPUMS-DHS team is adding more samples and variables every year (currently up to 8000 integrated variables), but it is taking time to fill in all the gaps from the very rich original DHS data. We recently made available biometric data for household members (from the PR files), and here are the variables available on blood testing and anemia for adult female household members in Egypt: bloodf

We are currently working on adding the biometric data for women from the IR files, which we'll make public sometime this summer, and we'll make those integrated variables for mothers available for the KR and BR files as well.

If there are variables that you need from the original DHS files that aren't yet in IPUMS-DHS, you can link between an IPUMS data file and the original DHS files. The following user note discusses how to do this:

I hope this helps.

Miriam King

Dr. Miriam King
IPUMS-DHS Project Manager (
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