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Merging different countries - representativeness? [message #17488] Fri, 29 March 2019 13:54
Luna Cochez is currently offline  Luna Cochez
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I merged the IR datasets from 6 different countries (all DHS-V) into one SPSS-dataset. Now I see that in the different countries a different relative sampling size is used (some countries represent 0,02% of the population, while another one represents 0,11%, for example).

Should I weight my data in order to make this representative? Does somebody know if there exist weighting coefficients for this in DHS? I only found the weight coefficients for the within-country representativeness, not for merged datasets.

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