Data Download for the Guatemalan Survey of Family Health (EGSF)

Requests Concerning the Use of EGSF Data

Please note that the 1995 Encuesta Guatemalteca de Salud Familiar (EGSF) database is copyrighted by RAND, Princeton University, and the Nutritional Institute of Central America and Panama (INCAP) (copyright 1997).

Permission to copy the data and documentation is granted for use in academic and public policy research and is granted to data archives/libraries to make copies as needed to fulfill research requests. Authorization by the copyright holders is needed for copying or using the 1995 EGSF database for uses other than academic and public policy research. Please contact RAND's Permissions Office if you have authorization questions.

In return for use of the 1995 EGSF database, we request that you please acknowledge RAND, Princeton, and Nutritional Institute of Central America and Panama (INCAP) in any publications based on the EGSF data. Below is a draft of such an acknowledgment. Data librarians should forward these requests to all those who obtain the EGSF data from their data collection.

The EGSF data were collected by Noreen Goldman (Princeton University) and Anne Pebley (RAND) in collaboration with the Nutritional Institute of Central America and Panama (INCAP), under grants from the National Institutes of Child Health and Human Development.

Download EGSF Data

The 1995 EGSF data and documentation are available for download below. The documentation is in pdf format with data available in three formats: Stata, SAS, and raw ascii.

Documentation files:

The Guatemalan Survey of Family Health, Appendix A (English questionnaires)
Encuesta Guatemalteca de Salud Familiar (EGSF), Apendice B: Cuestionarios en Espanol (Spanish questionnaires)
The 1995 Guatemalan Survey of Family Health (EGSF) (overview and codebook)
expndpgm.zip (zip archive with Stata do files that created the hhexpend and untprice supplementary files which are described in Appendix E of the codebook.)

Stata files:

commdta.zip (community data: calves,medicos,otros,puestos)
hhlddta.zip (household data: pemit1-4, antro, suppl)

SAS Export files:

communexp.zip (community data: calves,medicos,otros,puestos)
hhldexp.zip (household data: pemit1-4, antro, suppl)
convert.sas (SAS program to convert .exp to SAS files)

The SAS transport files were created with the xport engine using Proc Copy.

Please note: The EGSF database contains variables that are stored with a SAS length of greater than 4. If a data conversion program is used to convert the SAS transport files into another format, please check to see that the default for variable length (if that is part of the conversion routine) is set for double precision so that large values will convert properly.

ASCII files:

communraw.zip (community data: calves,medicos,otros,puestos)
hhldraw.zip (household data: pemit1-4, antro, suppl)
inptpgms.zip (input statements to read ascii data)

The program files (.sas suffix files) are text files and have DOS end-of-line and end-of-file characters. Users will need to change the pathnames in the input program files to match those of their system.