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Stata Datasets [message #14537] Thu, 19 April 2018 02:46 Go to next message
memon_suma@yahoo.com
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Hi.
I am very new to DHS data sets and have no idea where to start.
My research topic is "Does women empowerment affect the nutritional status of children?" I have made a list of variables that I want, but am clueless about how do I start. I assume I'll have to use IR file for women empowerment because women will be the unit of analysis there, and KR file for children nutritional status since children will be the unit of analysis. Similarly, I'll also have to control for household characteristics in my regression, for that I'll need to merge it with HR file. A little starting guidance will be highly appreciated by this freshie.

Thanks.
Re: Stata Datasets [message #14641 is a reply to message #14537] Wed, 25 April 2018 12:30 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Senior Research Associate, Wenjuan Wang:

The unit of analysis for your research is children under five. You may not need to merge the KR and IR files since a lot of women's variables and household variables are already included in the KR file. But you can check. If you'd like to merge the files, here is some guidance on how to merge DHS datasets: https://www.dhsprogram.com/data/Merging-Datasets.cfm.
DHS Fellows from Kenya studied a similar topic. I attached here their working paper in case it is helpful: https://www.dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-wp126-wo rking-papers.cfm

Also if you are not familiar with DHS data files, it can be useful to watch some DHS data use tutorials, for example,

Part I: Registering for DHS Datasets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KBKpudtrv4E
Part II: Downloading DHS Datasets: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NwSN95SkbqI
Part III: Opening DHS Datasets in STATA, SPSS, and SAS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=neIMrOd1kkM

Please let us know if you have other questions.
Re: Stata Datasets [message #14644 is a reply to message #14641] Wed, 25 April 2018 14:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
memon_suma@yahoo.com
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Thanks a ton, Wenjuan.
In meantime, I was able to figure out that I will not be needing to merge any files and my entire analysis will be on KR file.
Actually, I have seen these videos and I also have all the data with me and I have made some attempts to use it in Stata. But I am just so confused about where to start. I would highly acknowledge if I get a sample .do file, no matter what topic, but for my idea. And thanks again for the working paper. It is a great resource since journal articles are not that elaborate.
Re: Stata Datasets [message #14660 is a reply to message #14644] Thu, 26 April 2018 10:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is another response from DHS Senior Research Associate, Wenjuan Wang:

Attached is an example do file that we used for the DHS Fellows. It demonstrates step-by-step how to open a Stata do file, recode variables, and run a basic regression model. You will see many comments explaining the steps

Hope this will help.

Wenjuan
Re: Stata Datasets [message #14675 is a reply to message #14660] Fri, 27 April 2018 14:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
memon_suma@yahoo.com
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Thank you so much.
The .do file serves the purpose. I hope I'll be able to start my work now.

Thanks again.
Re: Stata Datasets [message #17463 is a reply to message #14660] Mon, 25 March 2019 16:22 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dnameispaone is currently offline  dnameispaone
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Hi,

The do file you shared was very useful. Do you have any do file for anthropometric parameters?

Once again thank you very much for sharing the file.
Re: Stata Datasets [message #19551 is a reply to message #14537] Fri, 10 July 2020 08:00 Go to previous message
amnanasirzaman is currently offline  amnanasirzaman
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How do I view the data of questionnnaires in stata? Does every question number indicates the data under that code in stata?
I'm confused.
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