API request of DHS Indicator Data

dhs_data(
  countryIds = NULL,
  indicatorIds = NULL,
  surveyIds = NULL,
  selectSurveys = NULL,
  surveyYear = NULL,
  surveyYearStart = NULL,
  surveyYearEnd = NULL,
  surveyType = NULL,
  surveyCharacteristicIds = NULL,
  characteristicCategory = NULL,
  characteristicLabel = NULL,
  tagIds = NULL,
  breakdown = NULL,
  returnGeometry = NULL,
  f = NULL,
  returnFields = NULL,
  perPage = NULL,
  page = NULL,
  client = NULL,
  force = FALSE,
  all_results = TRUE
)

Arguments

countryIds

Specify a comma separated list of country ids to filter by. For a list of countries use dhs_countries(returnFields=c("CountryName","DHS_CountryCode"))

indicatorIds

Specify a comma separated list of indicator ids to filter by. For a list of indicators use dhs_indicators(returnFields=c("IndicatorId","Label","Definition"))

surveyIds

Specify a comma separated list of survey ids to filter by. For a list of surveys use dhs_surveys(returnFields=c("SurveyId","SurveyYearLabel", "SurveyType","CountryName"))

selectSurveys

Specify to filter Data from the latest survey by adding `selectSurveys="latest"` in conjunction with a Country Code and/or Survey Type. Please Note: Not all indicators are present in the latest surveys. To filter your API Indicator Data call to return the latest survey data in which a specific set of indicators is present, add `selectSurveys="byIndicator"` in conjunction with Indicator IDs, Country Code, and/or Survey Type instead of using `selectSurveys="latest"`.

surveyYear

Specify a comma separated list of survey years to filter by.

surveyYearStart

Specify a range of Survey Years to filter Data on. surveyYearStart is an inclusive value. Can be used alone or in conjunction with surveyYearEnd.

surveyYearEnd

Specify a range of Survey Years to filter Data on. surveyYearEnd is an inclusive value. Can be used alone or in conjunction with surveyYearStart.

surveyType

Specify a survey type to filter by.

surveyCharacteristicIds

Specify a survey characteristic id to filter data on surveys with the specified survey characteristic. For a list of survey characteristics use dhs_surveys(returnFields=c("SurveyId","SurveyYearLabel", "SurveyType","CountryName"))

characteristicCategory

Specify a survey characteristic category to filter data on surveys with the specified survey characteristic category. This query is case insensitive, but it only recognizes exact phrase matches. For example, `characteristicCategory="wealth"` will return results that have a characteristic category of `Wealth` while `characteristicCategory="wealth quintile"' will return results that have a characteristic category of `Wealth Quintile`.

characteristicLabel

Specify a survey characteristic category to filter data on surveys with the specified survey characteristic category. This query is case insensitive, but it only recognizes exact phrase matches. You can use characteristicLabel on its own or in conjunction with characteristicCategory.

tagIds

Specify a tag id to filter data on indicators with the specified tag. For a list of tags use dhs_tags()

breakdown

Data can be requested at different levels via the breakdown parameter. By default national data is returned and provides totals on a national level. `breakdown="subnational"` data provides values on a subnational level. `breakdown="background"` provides totals on categorized basis. Examples are urban/rural, education and wealth level. `breakdown="all"` provides all the data including disaggregated data.

returnGeometry

Coordinates can be requested from the API by including `returnGeometry=TRUE` in your request. The default for this value is false.

f

You can specify the format of the data returned from the query as HTML, JSON, PJSON, geoJSON, JSONP, XML or CSV. The default data format is JSON.

returnFields

Specify a list of attributes to be returned.

perPage

Specify the number of results to be returned per page. By default the API will return 100 results.

page

Allows specifying a page number to obtain for the API request. By default the API will return page 1.

client

If the API request should be cached, then provide a client object created by client_dhs

force

Should we force fetching the API results, and ignore any cached results we have. Default = FALSE

all_results

Boolean for if all results should be returned. If FALSE then the specified page only will be returned. Default = TRUE

Value

Returns a data.table of 27 (or less if returnFields is provided) data for your particular query. Details of properties returned with each row of data are provided at https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/data/fields

Examples

if (FALSE) { # A common use for the indicator data API will be to search for a specific # health indicator for a given country. For example to return the total # malaria prevalence according to RDT, given by the indicator ML_PMAL_C_RDT, # in Senegal since 2010: dat <- dhs_data( indicatorIds="ML_PMAL_C_RDT", countryIds="SN", surveyYearStart="2006" ) # A complete list of examples for how each argument to the data api # endpoint can be provided is given below, which is a copy of each of # the examples listed in the API at: # https://api.dhsprogram.com/#/api-data.cfm dat <- dhs_data(countryIds="EG",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(indicatorIds="FE_FRTR_W_TFR",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(surveyIds="SN2010DHS",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(selectSurveys="latest",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(selectSurveys="byIndicator", indicatorIds="FE_CEBA_W_CH0", all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(surveyYear="2010",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(surveyYearStart="2006",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(surveyYearStart="1991", surveyYearEnd="2006", all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(surveyType="DHS",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(surveyCharacteristicIds="32",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(characteristicCategory="wealth quintile",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(breakdown="all", countryIds="AZ", characteristicLabel="6+", all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(tagIds="1",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(breakdown="subnational",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(breakdown="background",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(breakdown="all",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(f="html",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_data(f="geojson", returnGeometry="true",all_results=FALSE) }