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Individual weight for PR data set [message #12760] Mon, 10 July 2017 11:23 Go to next message
sokiya is currently offline  sokiya
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I am working with Household members, or persons file (PR) and would want to generate some statistics. Which variable can I use for weighting in my analysis?
Thanks in advance.

Re: Individual weight for PR data set [message #12776 is a reply to message #12760] Wed, 12 July 2017 07:40 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

The weight variable in this file is hv005, as you have it. When using pweight, you do not need to divide by 1000000. You can if you want, but it won't make any difference whether you do or don't. When using iweight, you divide by 1000000. I strongly recommend that you avoid aweight. It is almost never the correct type of weight. You can find out more with "help weight".

Use iweight for tab and summarize (or svyset with pweight, and svy). Use pweight for statistical models.
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