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With merged datasets, which weight to use? [message #849] Fri, 18 October 2013 17:00 Go to next message
EvisH is currently offline  EvisH
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I have merged the Women's, Men's and HIV dataset. Which weight should I use for bivariate analysis and regression?

Thanks.
Re: With merged datasets, which weight to use? [message #868 is a reply to message #849] Fri, 25 October 2013 11:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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The weight you use actually depends on the unit of analysis:

Unit of analysis Variable
Households hv005
Household members hv005
Women or children v005
Men mv005
Domestic Violence d005
HIV test results hiv05

Like other variables in DHS datasets, decimal points are not included in the weight variable. You need to divide the sampling weight by 1,000,000.

For additional information on using weights, please reference The Guide to DHS Statistics [page 12].

I hope this helps.

Bridgette-DHS

Re: With merged datasets, which weight to use? [message #869 is a reply to message #868] Fri, 25 October 2013 11:44 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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You might also want to reference:

http://userforum.measuredhs.com/index.php?t=rview&goto=8 50#msg_850
Re: With merged datasets, which weight to use? [message #880 is a reply to message #868] Mon, 28 October 2013 17:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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I know the weights for each dataset. The unit of my analysis is the individual. So when I conduct the data analysis, do I sue the v005, mv005 and hiv005 (the three of them)?
Re: With merged datasets, which weight to use? [message #4278 is a reply to message #880] Thu, 30 April 2015 10:24 Go to previous message
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The weight you use actually depends on the unit of analysis:

If unit of analysis is Household, use HV005/1,000,000
if Household members use hv005
if Women or children use v005
if Men use mv005
if Domestic Violence use d005
if HIV test results use hiv05
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