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How to use Weights for HIV and Women data [message #228] Fri, 29 March 2013 13:33 Go to next message
idas is currently offline  idas
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I am analyzing the Ethiopia DHS data and I have combined the Women and HIV datasets.

Which weights should I use for tabulations: V005 or HIV05?

Thank you.
Re: How to use Weights for HIV and Women data [message #267 is a reply to message #228] Fri, 05 April 2013 09:12 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Here is a reply from one of our DHS experts Guillermo Rojas:

Any analysis conducted with HIV data should use the HIV weight (HIV05/1000000). The reason is because the HIV weight incorporates the adjustment for HIV non-response.

Re: How to use Weights for HIV and Women data [message #825 is a reply to message #228] Tue, 08 October 2013 20:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
smgwu is currently offline  smgwu
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Hello,

I'm also working with the individual women's and HIV datasets. Are you using Stata? If so, can you provide me with the steps you took to combine the two?

Thank you.
Re: How to use Weights for HIV and Women data [message #898 is a reply to message #825] Thu, 31 October 2013 11:55 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
There is a section on our website about meging datasets http://www.measuredhs.com/data/Merging-Datasets.cfm
I think this might help you in thinking it through.
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