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Wealth index for non de jure residents [message #9113] Fri, 12 February 2016 10:15
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Dear DHS experts,

For individual women data, HH level characteristic variables have a category for Non De Jure Resident respondents, e.g., "Source of drinking water", has a value 97 ="Not a de jure resident". We also know that wealth index is a HH level (composite, relative) characteristic variable for individual women data. For Bangladesh DHS 2011 women data has more than 1300 non de jure resident respondents, but wealth index variables (v190 and v191) have valid score/quintiles corresponding to those non de jure residents. My confusion is that because wealth index is calculated based on interviewed HHs (that is non de jure residents usual HHs were not part of this HH survey). If so how wealth index then has values for those non de jure residents. Can you please explain the intuition of the matter at your conveniences?

A DHS expert said how to treat them in an analysis:
http://userforum.dhsprogram.com/index.php?t=msg&th=112&a mp;a mp;S=d283e831140a4f30d2114206c99e3a7f#msg_289

I am using individual women data in analysis that includes wealth index as an independent variable, do you suggest me to discard those cases correspond to non de jure resident respondents from my analysis? If so, please also let me know if any changes/adjustment needed for normalized weight in analysis?

Thanking you so much.

Moshiur
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