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From   "Hendro Hendratno" <hendratno@dnet.net.id>
To   <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Subject   st: Re: st : Anyone managing to merge DHS datasets using Stata?
Date   Wed, 16 Oct 2002 01:19:25 +0700

You should check at http://www.measuredhs.com . This site provide the South
African Demographic and Health Survey'98, also you can ask the web
administrator and it will pass to the programmer who create this data. I
have experience to manage the DHS data specially Indonesian DHS data and one
reason why that data cannot merge one into another is defferent type of key
variables. You should check the key id variables and it should be same type
and structure. Hope this will help.

Hendro


----- Original Message -----
From: "J Skordis" <jskordis@commerce.uct.ac.za>
To: <statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu>
Sent: Tuesday, October 15, 2002 4:48 PM
Subject: st: Anyone managing to merge DHS datasets using Stata?


> Hi,
>
> I am working with the South African Demographic and Health Survey in
> Stata.  The dataset is broken into various files which I need to merge -
> the only problem is that merging by hhid and pcode won't work as they
> haven't put an hhid in every file.  Instead, some files have a caseid
> which can be constructed in one of two ways and I cannot tell which way
> they created it because I cannot merge the files!!  Catch 22.
>
> Anyone working on this (or other) DHS dataset(s) who has found a way
> around this problem, please let me know.
>
> Thanks
> Jolene
>
> Jolene Skordis Worrall
> Centre for Social Science Research
> University of Cape Town
> Tel: 650 5785
>
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