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New data: Uganda 2016 and biometric data for women [message #15405] Thu, 12 July 2018 20:43 Go to next message
kingx025 is currently offline  kingx025
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IPUMS-DHS has just released harmonized data for Uganda 2016. Also new in IPUMS-DHS are the biometric variables for women included in the individual recode (IR) files. Now, for example, without doing file merging, you can see if children who are underweight or anemic have mothers who are also undernourished or anemic.

IPUMS-DHS makes it easy to study change over time in Uganda, across surveys from 1988, 1995, 2001, 2006, 2011, and 2016. Because variables have the same names and codes for the same substantive information, you can make a single data file with those samples without worrying about recoding data, and see at a glance from the website at what variables are included in each sample and make a customized datafile.

Miriam King

Dr. Miriam King
IPUMS-DHS Project Manager (
Re: New data: Uganda 2016 and biometric data for women [message #15432 is a reply to message #15405] Wed, 18 July 2018 10:47 Go to previous message
boyle014 is currently offline  boyle014
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Congratulations on getting the new Ugandan data into IPUMS-DHS, Miriam!

One of my favorite aspects of the IPUMS products is the harmonized geography. I see that the variable geo_ug1995_2016 provides consistent codes for four Ugandan regions going all the way back to the 1995 survey, and geo_ug2006_2016 provides consistent codes for eight regions going back to the 2006 survey. Very useful for studying trends at the subnational level.

Professor Elizabeth Boyle
Sociology & Law, University of Minnesota, USA
Principal Investigator, IPUMS-DHS
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