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Afghanistan 2015 DHS & 2018-2019 SPA [message #19577] Wed, 15 July 2020 02:20 Go to next message
chr8850
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Hi there,

I was wondering if it's possible to link data between the Afghanistan 2015 DHS and 2018-19 SPA or is the gap between when each survey was conducted too large? I was hoping to look at quality of care and ANC in particular.

Thanks
Re: Afghanistan 2015 DHS & 2018-2019 SPA [message #19624 is a reply to message #19577] Wed, 22 July 2020 08:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
lmallick is currently offline  lmallick
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Dear user,

This is a large gap. Typically we link when the surveys are conducted within two years of each other. However, the more problematic issue in this case is that the Afghanistan SPA was not a national survey, nor was it conducted among all formal facilities; the survey included hospitals and private clinics in 7 provinces only. You would need to focus your analysis on those provinces and consider limiting your sample to women who used those particular facilities for ANC, depending on your research question. So sample size might become an issue.

Thanks,
Lindsay Mallick
Lead Research Analyst
Re: Afghanistan 2015 DHS & 2018-2019 SPA [message #19655 is a reply to message #19624] Sun, 26 July 2020 22:20 Go to previous message
chr8850
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Dear Lindsay, thank you so much for that information. I will take a look and see what is possible with the data available.
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