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Re: EGypt's DHS 2008 sample weighting [message #14603 is a reply to message #2421] Sun, 22 April 2018 14:55 Go to previous message
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Another way to identify variables that you may be interested in for a particular topic--say, current use of contraception by method in Egypt--is to look on the IPUMS-DHS website.

Here are steps involved:
1) Go to
3) Click on Select Data
3) Choose women as the unit of analysis
4) From the drop-down menu of topics, click on family planning---Recent Use of Family Planning
Here's what I pulled up when I restricted the samples to Egypt, using the Sample Selection tool. An X means the variable is available for the sample listed above it: serecent

5) If you want to learn more about a variable, click on its name, and you can read a description, see (unweighted) codes and frequencies, see who was asked the question (universe), and read the survey text.
6) If you want to make a customized dataset using any of these variables, log in with your DHS user email and password and add samples and variables of interest to your "data cart" (to get a free data file in your preferred format).

Miriam King

Dr. Miriam King
IPUMS-DHS Project Manager (
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