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6.2 Which States Are the Poorest? [message #16856] Sat, 09 March 2019 11:37
krissy86 is currently offline  krissy86
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Hi! I'm trying to do something similar to section 6.2 of the DHS Wealth Index Report (

"Using Peru as an example, Table 6.3 compares two measures of overall economic status of the household population according to state (called "departments" in Peru). Both the average quintile value for the state and the average wealth index score are presented. There is little difference in the rankings of the departments by either indicator, and where there is a reversal, it is very small (noted by italics). In Peru, the poorest departments tend to cluster geographically, as seen in Figure 6.4.
Table 6.3 Mean wealth quintile and mean wealth index score by department, Peru 1996"

How can I do this in Stata? Will this command work?
tab hv024, sum(hv270) -> for getting the Mean Index Score

How do I get the Mean wealth quintile by region?

Thanks in advance.


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