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Construction of level weights from individual weights [message #22872] Thu, 27 May 2021 06:28 Go to next message
Indiana is currently offline  Indiana
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Hello DHS team,

I am trying to approximate cluster-level weights from individual weights for 2015-16 Indian DHS (NFHS-4). While replicating the code in "Multilevel Modelling Using DHS Surveys...:Methodological Report 27" for India, I could not find the distribution of EAs and their average size in number of households by strata in the NFHS-4 final report.

I would be very grateful if anyone could help me in this regard.

Regards,
Re: Construction of level weights from individual weights [message #22875 is a reply to message #22872] Thu, 27 May 2021 10:15 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Senior Sampling Specialist, Mahmoud Elkasabi:

It is true that the final report of NFHS-4 only includes a table for number of HHs by states but does not include the table for number of clusters in the census frame. However, you can obtain that information from the census website. This page include a list of blocks with their sizes for each state: https://censusindia.gov.in/pca/cdb_pca_census/cd_block.html .


Re: Construction of level weights from individual weights [message #22879 is a reply to message #22875] Thu, 27 May 2021 15:58 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you for your response, sir.

Following your suggestion, I have to compile the required information from the excel file of 640 districts comprising data of 597608 villages and 7933 towns in India. Wouldn't it be too tedious for a single person?
I request you to please consider my problem and enlighten me with some alternative.

Regards,
Re: Construction of level weights from individual weights [message #22909 is a reply to message #22879] Wed, 02 June 2021 11:09 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:

We have determined that the Excel files available from that censusindia.gov.in link are not sufficient for estimating the cluster weights in the NFHS-4. They don't have sufficient detail about the urban areas. We are trying to get more information about the sampling frame from the 2011 census and will let users know if we are successful.

Re: Construction of level weights from individual weights [message #22916 is a reply to message #22909] Thu, 03 June 2021 05:04 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you for your consideration, sir. Meanwhile could you please suggest if it's possible to conduct a multilevel analysis without calculating cluster level weights?
Re: Construction of level weights from individual weights [message #22926 is a reply to message #22916] Thu, 03 June 2021 14:31 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

We expect to have the necessary census data by the end of next week. We will then make it available to you and other users.
Re: Construction of level weights from individual weights [message #23205 is a reply to message #22926] Fri, 30 July 2021 03:00 Go to previous message
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Sir please make the required data available, or suggest an alternative way to conduct multilevel analysis.
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