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Weighting in regional subsample [message #8151] Sat, 29 August 2015 06:17 Go to next message
christian-spi is currently offline  christian-spi
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I am working with the latest DRC questionnaire. I am performing both a descriptive and a regression analysis on a dataset where I have merged the INDIVIDUAL HOUSEHOLD with the WOMEN file.

1. Which weights should be used on the national sample? Would I use women weights whenever I am interested in variable from the female questionnaire and individual household weights if the variable of interest is on the household level?

2. I would like to perform an analysis for a regional subsample which comprises women between 15-30 in Kinshasa. Which weights would I use for the subsample analysis?

Thank you very much for your help!

Best wishes

Re: Weighting in regional subsample [message #8170 is a reply to message #8151] Tue, 01 September 2015 12:09 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior Data Processing Specialist, Noureddine Abderrahim:

- The file you constructed is a file of individuals, to produce statistics of variables in this file, you will have to use the individual weight.

- For the subsample, you need to use the individual weight as well. However, you need to make sure that the number of cases is not too small.
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