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Query on weight variable [message #24703] Thu, 23 June 2022 22:00 Go to next message
kmdshoyaib is currently offline  kmdshoyaib
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I am using KR file as my master file to run analysis on Diarrhea. I am adding variables from PR file that corresponds to Water sources, Water Disposal etc. My question is can i use v005 that is Women's individual sample weight (6 decimals) for running analysis on my final spss file that would contain most of the variables from KR File and few imported variables from PR file.

Any help is really appreciated.

Thanks in advance
Re: Query on weight variable [message #24713 is a reply to message #24703] Mon, 27 June 2022 15:22 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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If you are using a combination of KR and PR variables, you should use the weights in the KR file, which (as you say) are the women's weights. The general rule, when combining data sets, is to use the weight for the data that is most (or more) at risk of nonresponse, and therefore is adjusted for such nonresponse. The weights in the PR file are adjusted for household-level nonresponse. The women's weights have an additional adjustment for women's nonresponse (within households). That's why I recommend that you use v005 rather than hv005.
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