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Re: ITNs: other and dk brands classification [message #22759 is a reply to message #22736] Mon, 03 May 2021 08:52 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Following is a response from DHS Lead Malaria Research Analyst, Cameron Taylor:

Thank you for your question. As part of the household questionnaire, we ask questions about the brand of net, where the household obtained the net, if the net was used etc. During the interview there are households that do not know the brand of their net and/or the interviewer was not able to determine the brand based on the net tag. However, if the household states that they obtained the net as part of a mass distribution campaign or from a health care facility we are confident that the net is some type of ITN (though we don't know the exact brand). See variables hml22 and hml23. As part of the recoding process we recategorize the net as an ITN even though we don't know the exact brand.

Hopefully this clears up confusion in the dataset.
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