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Wealth Index variable -2016 South Africa DHS [message #22412] Wed, 10 March 2021 02:44 Go to next message
Shek is currently offline  Shek
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When doing a comparison study of rural and urban households using the South Africa 2016 DHS, for wealth index, is it okay if i use the Wealth index urban/rural (HV270A) for both urban and rural samples or can i use HV270 (Wealth index combined)for urban and rural subsets?

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Re: Wealth Index variable -2016 South Africa DHS [message #22463 is a reply to message #22412] Tue, 16 March 2021 15:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

To compare urban households with rural households, it would be better to use hv270. hv270a is more appropriate for within-urban and within-rural comparisons.
Re: Wealth Index variable -2016 South Africa DHS [message #22468 is a reply to message #22463] Tue, 16 March 2021 19:55 Go to previous message
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