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SPA dataset for DRC [message #18656] Tue, 21 January 2020 15:07
salehbaba is currently offline  salehbaba
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Registered: June 2015
Location: New Orleans, LA USA

Greetings to DHS/SPA expert community,

I am working on an analysis of the recent DRC SPA (2017-18). I need your help to better understand the data. I'd appreciate your support. Here are my questions:

1- My understanding is that in the DRC the sample is selected based on the facility types in each province to be representative. So the strata variable should be
gen strata= gen strata=factype * province
gen facilityweight=facwt/1000000

I will have the survey setting to account for sampling weight at facility level
svyset facil [pweight=facilityweight], strata(strata)
.Am I doing it right?

2- I need to analyze the exit interview data set. I am using the weight and strata as follows:
gen strata=factype * province
gen clientweight=clientwt/1000000

svyset facil [pweight=clientweight], strata(strata)
Is this the right way of using the correct sampling weight?

I appreciate your help,


Saleh Babazadeh, MD, PhD Postdoctoral Research Fellow Department of Health Policy & Management Tulane School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine 1440 Canal Street, Suite 1953 New Orleans, LA 70112

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