Whether you've analyzed DHS data before or are a first-time user, below are some resources to help you analyze DHS data efficiently.
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Step 1: Select surveys for analysis
Step 2: Review questionnaires
Step 3: Register for dataset access
Step 4: Download datasets
Step 5: Open your dataset
Step 6: Get to know your variables
Step 7: Use sample weights
Step 8: Consider special values
set memory 450mto start. You may be able to set these values higher depending on your computer. These settings should allow you to open a DHS dataset.
set maxvar 10000
|Sample weights in DHS datasets|
|Unit of analysis||Variable|
|Women or children||v005|
|HIV test results||hiv05|
generate wgt = v005/1000000In SPSS:
tab var [iweight=wgt]
COMPUTE WGT = V005/1000000.These are just examples; other types of weights are available in different software packages.
WEIGHT by WGT.