API request of DHS Survey Characteristics

dhs_survey_characteristics(
  countryIds = NULL,
  indicatorIds = NULL,
  surveyIds = NULL,
  surveyYear = NULL,
  surveyYearStart = NULL,
  surveyYearEnd = NULL,
  surveyType = 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 indicators 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"))

surveyYear

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

surveyYearStart

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

surveyYearEnd

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

surveyType

Specify a survey type to filter by.

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 2 (or less if returnFields is provided) survey characteristics. A survey can be labelled with one or more of these survey characteristics. A description of all the attributes returned is provided at https://api.dhsprogram.com/rest/dhs/surveycharacteristics/fields

Examples

if (FALSE) { # A good use for the survey characteristics API endpoint is to query what the # IDs are for each survey characteristic. These are useful for passing as # arguments to other API endpoints.For example to show all the ids: dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics() # Or if your analysis is foucssed on a particular country, and you want to # see all the characteristics surveyed for e.g. Senegal dat <- dhs_countries(countryIds="SN") # A complete list of examples for how each argument to the survey # characteristics 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-surveycharacteristics.cfm dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics(countryIds="EG",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics(indicatorIds="FE_FRTR_W_TFR", all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics(surveyIds="SN2010DHS,all_results=FALSE") dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics(surveyYear="2010,all_results=FALSE") dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics(surveyYearStart="2006",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics(surveyYearStart="1991", surveyYearEnd="2006",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics(surveyType="DHS",all_results=FALSE) dat <- dhs_survey_characteristics(f="html",all_results=FALSE) }