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NGHR7BFL [message #24711] Mon, 27 June 2022 12:33 Go to next message
Mayo is currently offline  Mayo
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Hello,

I am using NGHR7BFL to do an analysis and in the data file, I noticed that there are multiple variables for "Highest educational level attained" (HV106$01 onward). Which one should I use?

Re: NGHR7BFL [message #24721 is a reply to message #24711] Tue, 28 June 2022 09:40 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

You are using the HR file, which has one very wide record per household. The subscripts 01, 02....refer to the line number of the person in the household. Life will be easier if you use the PR file, which has one record per person. In the PR file, the line number is given as hvidx and hv106 does not have a subscript.
Re: NGHR7BFL [message #24723 is a reply to message #24721] Tue, 28 June 2022 11:02 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mayo is currently offline  Mayo
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Thanks so much!

Dr. Mayo
Re: NGHR7BFL [message #24967 is a reply to message #24721] Wed, 10 August 2022 16:51 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mayo is currently offline  Mayo
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Hi everyone,

I have another question. ​I am aware that there are different weights for different sample selections/units of analysis....Households will be my unit of analysis and ​I would like to identify how to properly weight this survey data in SPSS.

Thanks,


Dr. Mayo
Re: NGHR7BFL [message #24976 is a reply to message #24967] Fri, 12 August 2022 08:30 Go to previous message
Shireen-DHS is currently offline  Shireen-DHS
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Hello,

When using household data (HR file) or population data (PR file) you use the hv005 weight but you need to divide this by 1 million.

This YouTube video explains about the different weights in DHS data and how to apply them in SPSS: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NNg8HD_lKow&t=88s

I also wanted to share another resource. We have standardized code to produce all DHS indicators in SPSS which is organized into chapters based on topic. When you go to the chapter of interest you can see "tables" syntax files that tabulates these indicators while applying weights. If you use this code, please be sure to read the notes in the readme file and the main file.
https://github.com/DHSProgram/DHS-Indicators-SPSS

Thank you.

Best,

Shireen Assaf
The DHS Program
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