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Document Type
Methodological Reports
Publication Topic(s)
Child Health, Maternal Health, Nutrition
Thomas W. Pullum and Macro International Inc. Calverton, Maryland, USA
Publication Date
December 2008
Publication ID

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The purpose of this methodological report is to provide an overview of the quality of the maternal and child health data collected during DHS III and MEASURE DHS+. It is important to note that this assessment is not a response to any concerns, either general or specific, raised by users of the data. It is probably fair to say that within the general community of users, there is a general sense that the data are of very high quality. Rather, it is part of a routine monitoring process. It is desirable to conduct occasional checks and comparisons on the quality of data across surveys. There have been no comprehensive assessments of these data since DHS I and DHS II.