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Re: DHS API Data vs StatCompiler [message #23430 is a reply to message #23420] Tue, 14 September 2021 10:50 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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All data in the DHS STATcompiler comes from the DHS API. The API, though, by default, displays national estimates. To get the disaggregated data, you need to add the breakdown parameter (see http://api.dhsprogram.com/#/api-data.cfm). For example:
For national estimates of the TFR:
https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/data/FE_FRTR_W_TFR?f=htm l
If you want to add subnational estimates, you add &breakdown=subnational, e.g.
https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/data/FE_FRTR_W_TFR?f=htm l&breakdown=subnational
If you want just other background characteristics, you add &breakdown=background, e.g. https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/data/FE_FRTR_W_TFR?f=htm l&breakdown=background
If you want all disaggregations, you add &breakdown=all, e.g.
https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/data/FE_FRTR_W_TFR?f=htm l&breakdown=all
 
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