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Applying weights [message #23477] Fri, 24 September 2021 02:01 Go to next message
Ugonna is currently offline  Ugonna
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Hello all,

Please I need to be sure on applying weights to DHS data for my analysis, as I'm seeing varying views


I did the following:

gen wt=v005/1000000
svyset[pw=wt],psu(v021)strata(v022) singleunit(center)

I noticed that I got different results when I used pw=wt and pw=v005.
Please do I still need to divide v005 by 1000000 or do I use it as is?

Is the result derived from when svyset is used with pw=wt wrong?

Thank you.
Re: Applying weights [message #23482 is a reply to message #23477] Fri, 24 September 2021 06:43 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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You need to divide the sampling weight by 1,000,000.
Re: Applying weights [message #23484 is a reply to message #23482] Fri, 24 September 2021 17:24 Go to previous message
Ugonna is currently offline  Ugonna
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Thank you Bridget
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