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10% 2011 census sample (South Africa) [message #19809] Mon, 17 August 2020 08:30 Go to next message
j_lewis98 is currently offline  j_lewis98
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For the SADHS 2016, I understand the sampling frame is created using 2011 census EAs. Is there a way of matching the 2011 census data to the 2016 SADHS data? Like is there a common identifier that could be used?

Many thanks
Re: 10% 2011 census sample (South Africa) [message #19852 is a reply to message #19809] Thu, 20 August 2020 13:49 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

You can match at administrative levels 1 and 2 but cannot match clusters with enumeration areas. Any ID numbers that would allow this are scrambled after the sample selection. The GIS coordinates of the clusters have been displaced, so it is not possible to use a map to do the identification. However, the displacement is always within the same admin level 2. Unfortunately, that limits how completely you can link with the census. The scrambling and displacement are done to minimize the possibility that any personal information will be disclosed.
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