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Merging IR and PR? [message #16893] Wed, 13 March 2019 12:40 Go to next message
alohciN is currently offline  alohciN
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Dear DHS,

I am trying to match each child with their mother and my variables of interest are the height-for-age, weight-for-age and weight-height. Which would be the best to merge and can you assist me with the Stata codes.

I have tried using renaming the hv001 to V001 and hv002 to v002 using the PR as the base, I then use

merge 1:m v001 V002 using the IR, however, I am getting an error. Can you please assist?

Kind Regards,
Re: Merging IR and PR? [message #16940 is a reply to message #16893] Thu, 14 March 2019 08:08 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Please browse the forum. There are several posts on merging DHS data in Stata.
Re: Merging IR and PR? [message #17580 is a reply to message #16940] Fri, 19 April 2019 16:46 Go to previous message
boyle014 is currently offline  boyle014
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You might find IPUMS DHS useful. If you select Children as your unit of analysis, all of the mothers' characteristics are available to you. Most but not all DHS samples are now in IPUMS DHS.

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