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Country specific codes for v130 (Religion) [message #14429] Thu, 05 April 2018 19:40 Go to next message
nagar002 is currently offline  nagar002
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Hi all,

I am using DHS surveys pooled together from various countries and phases. I have more than 100 surveys pooled together. After pooling them, the value labels on the codes for the religion variable (v130) disappear. I understand that v130 codes are country specific. I am trying to look at each survey separately and recode the v130 in the pooled dataset. Is there a guide/list of country-specific codes for v130 available somewhere which I can use in my pooled dataset to identify different religion categories for all countries and years? Thank you. Any help is much appreciated.

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Re: Country specific codes for v130 (Religion) [message #14569 is a reply to message #14429] Sat, 21 April 2018 20:46 Go to previous messageGo to next message
kingx025 is currently offline  kingx025
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I suggest that you look at the coding system IPUMS-DHS (available at idhsdata.org) used for the RELIGION/V130 variable, shown here:
https://www.idhsdata.org/idhs-action/variables/V130#codes_se ction

IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding to maximize comparability across samples. For example, a first digit of 2 refers to some form of Christianity, while the later digit preserve additional detail (such as "Catholicism" or "Seventh Day Adventist"). The IPUMS-DHS database currently covers 117 samples and 28 countries. Perhaps you could make a dataset for analysis through IPUMS-DHS, saving you the work of recoding the V130 data; just log in with your DHS user name and password and select the samples and variables you want to analyze.

Alternatively, I could send you or upload the Excel spreadsheet that gives the original codes and labels for V130 for these 117 samples. Please respond if you would find that helpful.

Miriam King


Dr. Miriam King
IPUMS-DHS Project Manager (www.idhsdata.org)
Re: Country specific codes for v130 (Religion) [message #14686 is a reply to message #14569] Sun, 29 April 2018 19:54 Go to previous messageGo to next message
nagar002 is currently offline  nagar002
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Thank you very much for your reply. This is really helpful. If you can upload it, that will be great. Please let me know.

Neha
Re: Country specific codes for v130 (Religion) [message #15386 is a reply to message #14686] Mon, 09 July 2018 21:01 Go to previous message
kingx025 is currently offline  kingx025
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I hope this works; I've tried to attach the spreadsheet with the original codes and labels for each sample in IPUMS-DHS and the recodes and labels for the RELIGION variable in IPUMS-DHS in the two left-hand columns.

You can get the consistently coded and labeled variable for RELIGION through IPUMS-DHS (www.idhsdata.org). The file that I uploaded shows the original material for each sample (from the original DHS files) that we use as input to make the harmonized variable. Look at the top of each column to identify the samples (country and year) of interest to you.

Miriam King


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