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Using state men's weight [message #19468] Sat, 27 June 2020 11:07 Go to next message
Sharifdhs is currently offline  Sharifdhs
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Dear Members,
I know it is a very basic question.
I am analysing Man's dataset of India DHS 2015-16.
I use MV005 (national men's sample weight) during analysing data.
My code:
dtadesign<-svydesign(id=sv$mv021, strata=sv$mv022, weights=sv$rmv005, data=indiamr)

However, there is another weight, named mv005s (state men's sample weight).
When I should use this weight? How can I use?
Thank you

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Re: Using state men's weight [message #19491 is a reply to message #19468] Tue, 30 June 2020 17:09 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

If you are doing an analysis within one specific state, or separate analyses within specific states, use the state weight. Otherwise use the national weight.
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