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How to combine data from different countries for a period of years? [message #3894] Mon, 02 March 2015 10:50 Go to previous message
kinsukmanisinha@gmail.com
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Registered: January 2015
Location: Milan
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Dear all,

I am using the DHS database for the first time and also I have never worked with survey data before. My aim is a bit broad, it is to understand which variables have an impact on child mortality/under five mortality.

In order to achieve my aim I need to combine datasets from different countries for different year and build a pooled database.

And, this is the first problem I face -- I don't know how to combine databases from different countries for different year. Do I need to add a weight? If yes, how do I calculate this weight and how do I take it into account? Or take another factor into account.

I do understand that my question is a bit naive but if anyone could point me in the right direction, that would be simply great..!!!!

Many thanks..!!!

Regards
Kinsuk
 
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