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Weights for Infant Mortality [message #12706] Sun, 02 July 2017 12:48 Go to next message
shampaisi is currently offline  shampaisi
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I am trying to find the effect of political factors on infant mortality in India using NFHS 2. Since it is a child level regression I am wondering if I should use the women's weight V005 or divide V005 by the total number of children ever born (living or dead) and use this as sample weights in the regressions? Can you please clarify?

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Re: Weights for Infant Mortality [message #12717 is a reply to message #12706] Mon, 03 July 2017 13:21 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:


You would just use v005. The values of that variable are the same in the women's file (IR) and the children's file (KR or BR).
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