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Sample weights for District-level estimates [message #22657] Sat, 17 April 2021 14:15 Go to next message
Mrinal is currently offline  Mrinal
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Hello there,

I would like to know which sample weights need to be accounted to calculate district level estimates for NFHS-4?

Also, is there any definitive guide on this topic?

Thanks,
Mrinal
Re: Sample weights for District-level estimates [message #22668 is a reply to message #22657] Mon, 19 April 2021 10:40 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:

For district level estimates, you can use the national or the state weights; both should give you the same results. For example, for household-level estimates, you can use hv005 or shv005, and for indicators based on women 15-49, you can use v005 or sv005.
Re: Sample weights for District-level estimates [message #22676 is a reply to message #22668] Tue, 20 April 2021 06:09 Go to previous message
Mrinal is currently offline  Mrinal
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Thank you Bridgette and Mahmoud, for the reply.

Mrinal
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