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Linking HIV Data [message #14321] Thu, 22 March 2018 14:17 Go to next message
mmapingure is currently offline  mmapingure
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Hello Colleagues,

How do I link the HIV results data to the women and male data sets for example?

With thanks
Re: Linking HIV Data [message #14401 is a reply to message #14321] Tue, 03 April 2018 16:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Please take a look at the section on merging data sets on our website. http://dhsprogram.com/data/Merging-datasets.cfm#CP_JUMP_8048
After reviewing this section, if you still have questions, please feel free to post again. Thank you!
Re: Linking HIV Data [message #14407 is a reply to message #14401] Wed, 04 April 2018 05:27 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mmapingure is currently offline  mmapingure
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I have done so, but for women's data I can not merge up to 900 cases in the female data set. Could it be people who refused an HIV test?
Re: Linking HIV Data [message #14411 is a reply to message #14407] Wed, 04 April 2018 14:07 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Can you please provide more information. Which survey and year are you analyzing? Which specific datasets are you looking at?
Thank you!
Re: Linking HIV Data [message #14420 is a reply to message #14411] Thu, 05 April 2018 03:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
mmapingure is currently offline  mmapingure
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Thank you once again. I am looking at the Zimbabwe DHS 2015 and 2016

I am working with female and male data sets. The HIV data set comes separately

At this juncture I wanted to add HIV results onto the male and female data sets and not all cases are merging for example for the female data set I cant merge up to 900 cases
Re: Linking HIV Data [message #14431 is a reply to message #14420] Thu, 05 April 2018 23:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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It is possible that there are something around 900 women without HIV test results. Please see table 14.1.1 which provides coverage of HIV testing, and variables ha61 and ha63 in the PR file which will identify women not tested for HIV.
Re: Linking HIV Data [message #14437 is a reply to message #14431] Fri, 06 April 2018 04:02 Go to previous message
mmapingure is currently offline  mmapingure
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Oh yes thanks. Indeed it has something to do with them reusing to give blood for HIV testing or being absent at the time of testing

From Table 14.1.1, taking 87.5% of 10351, gives something like 9055 which is 900 short of the available sample size or females which is 9955

Thanks once again.
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