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Nigeria wealth index 2018 [message #24774] Thu, 07 July 2022 22:48 Go to next message
kaifeng is currently offline  kaifeng
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There are two wealth index variables in 2018 Nigeria, v190 and hv270. What's the difference between them?
Re: Nigeria wealth index 2018 [message #24783 is a reply to message #24774] Mon, 11 July 2022 10:08 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

Several DHS variables are identical but have different names in different types of files. Wealth quintile is one of them. In the HR and PR files, wealth quintile is hv270. In the IR, KR, and BR files, it is v190. In the MR file is mv190. There's no good reason for this--it's just one of those things that happened many years ago and has never seemed worth changing! Wealth quintile is a household-level variable, and everyone in the same household has the same value.
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