I went through DHS Methodological Report No. 27. The example was given for Zimbabwe, and cluster information is provided in its final report. It was easy to follow there, but in the case of India, there are 601509 clusters (hv022), which is quite impossible for a single researcher to calculate the weight. Again, like in the Zimbabwe case, A3 and A2 Tables are provided in the final report, while I am not able to comprehend which table can be followed in the case of the final report of India.

I need help understanding the procedures using Stata a. I will be grateful if I can get any valuable inputs and clarity from you.

Thanking you in anticipation.

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The information required to calculate level weights for the NFHS-4 is available on our website: https://github.com/DHSProgram/DHS-Analysis-Code/tree/main/Mu ltilevel_Weights

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I performed the following with the information provided in the shared link. I want to confirm if I got it right.

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* Stage A *** Compile parameters/inputs for Level-weights calculations

. ************************************************************ **********

. * a_c_h completed clusters by strata

. gen a_c_h=.

(94,388 missing values generated)

. quietly levelsof v022, local(lstrata)

. quietly foreach ls of local lstrata {

. tab v021 if v022==`ls', matrow(T)

. scalar stemp=rowsof(T)

. replace a_c_h=stemp if v022==`ls'

. }

. replace a_c_h=stemp if v022==`ls'

gen DHSwt = v005 / 1000000

*Step 1. De-normalize the final weight, using approximated normalization factor

. gen d_HH = DHSwt * (249454252/80137279)

.

. gen f = d_HH / ((696232/a_c_h) * (69361.60205/22))

* Calculating the level-weights based on different values of alpha

. local alphas 0 0.1 .25 .50 .75 0.90 1

. local i = 1

Secondly, I do not know how to apply this part, I am using a p-value of 0.05, please how do I apply it

* Calculating the level-weights based on different values of alpha

foreach dom of local alphas{

gen wt2_`i' = (A_h/a_c_h)*(f^`dom')

gen wt1_`i' = d_HH/wt2_`i'

local ++i

}

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We are not able to review what you sent. Unfortunately for DHS, Dr. Elkasabi has just moved from ICF to RTI, and we do not have anyone else on the staff who can answer technical questions about multi-level weights.]]>