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Re: Values Not in Documentation [message #23542 is a reply to message #23533] Mon, 04 October 2021 16:32 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Please use the codebook (.map file) that are within the zip files you downloaded - open them in any text editor. The information you are looking for are there:

Pakistan 2017/18 HV201 ("Source of Drinking Water") value 63 Filtration plant
Philippines 2017 DHS HV205 ("Type of Toilet Facility") value 71 Public toilet

Regarding the "other", these are response where it's possible that the interviewer didn't take enough time, or the household had more than one water source. Generally, at the time of closing the data processing activities for a survey, the "others" are analyzed and reclassified into existing categories; or into newly created ones if the number of cases for a category not included in the questionnaire is significant. There might be reasons for leaving some cases as "other".

It's suggested that you deal with "Other" by imputing the most common (modal) response in the cluster.
 
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