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Weights for regression analysis [message #11947] Sat, 11 March 2017 08:33 Go to next message
ale_sovera is currently offline  ale_sovera
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I am working with female and male individual datasets and I have read that I have to use the corresponding weights to do the tabulations of the variables contained. What I am wondering is if I am supposed to use weights also when doing regressions and more generally, when trying to do estimations.

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Re: Weights for regression analysis [message #11973 is a reply to message #11947] Tue, 14 March 2017 10:29 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from Senior DHS Stata Specialist, Tom Pullum:

Yes, you should include weights in regression analysis. In Stata, these would be pweights and you would include something like "[pweight=v005]" before the comma in an estimation command. There have been many forum posts on weights.

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