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Shall I drop observations with missing value Before or After weighting? [message #12194] Fri, 07 April 2017 04:04 Go to next message
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My variable of interest is v133, but in DHS database there may be some observations whose v133 is missing (e.g. blank or 999). I am pooling databases of various survey rounds for a particular country into a single database. So I drop observations with missing values AFTER de-normalisation, but BEFORE weighting. Is this correct?

Thank you very much!
Re: Shall I drop observations with missing value Before or After weighting? [message #12198 is a reply to message #12194] Fri, 07 April 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, that's the sequence that I would follow.
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