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Error detected (Zimbabwe 2010-11) [message #12585] Sun, 18 June 2017 14:23
wufan3101 is currently offline  wufan3101
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Hi DHS admin and DHS users,

There seems to be an error in the spss code with respect to the calculation of combined wealth score using urban and rural scores. Please see the lines of code below, which can also be found on page 28 of "zimbabwe 2010-11 sps.pdf" (attached and can be assessed via link http://dhsprogram.com/programming/wealth%20index/Zimbabwe%20 DHS%202010-11/zimbabwe%202010-11%20sps.pdf) :

*** Calculate combined wealth score from Urban and Rural Scores.
compute combscor=0.
print formats combscor (F11.5).
** Urban.
if (hv025 = 1) combscor=1.120+0.454* URB1.
** Rural.
if (hv025 = 2) combscor=(-0/579)+0.607* RUR1.

Please kindly confirm if the constant of Rural Score should be -0.579 instead of -0/579.

Thank you very much.
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