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Forum: Weighting data
 Topic: Combine weights Men and Women - Cambodia DHS
Combine weights Men and Women - Cambodia DHS [message #19332] Mon, 01 June 2020 03:17
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Hi everyone,

I am seeking help on how to apply sampling weights when comparing sexually active "Men vs Women". I am trying to merge IR dataset with MR dataset.

For men, mv005 (sample weight), mv021 (sampling units), and mv022 (strata) are used to declare survey design in Stata. For women, v005 (sample weight), v021 (sampling units), and v022 (strata) are used to declare survey design in Stata.

Could anyone please help me with regard to different weights [(mv005, mv021, mv022) & (v005, v021, v022)]?

I would like to compare men with women with respect to a number of characteristics (age, education,....etc.). Chi-square or Fisher's exact or t-test will be used.


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Forum: Child Health
 Topic: Sampling Weigths for children under 5
Re: Sampling Weigths for children under 5 [message #19333 is a reply to message #19318] Mon, 01 June 2020 10:43
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Registered: February 2013
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A response from Senior Manager, Analysis and Research, Shireen Assaf:


I could not see how you coded the variable or what variables you used for the weight, strata, or PSU.
For this survey the strata variable is v023. The weight for KR files is v005 and the psu is v021.

To code the indicator, please translate the Stata code available on GitHub in the file: er/Chap11_NT
You will also need to check the master file (! for this chapter to see how the age variable was coded (age is b19 for recent DHS surveys). If you do not have Stata, you can open these do files using notepad.

A description of how this variable is coded can be found in the Guide to DHS Statistics: x.htm#t=Micronutrient_Intake_among_Children.htm . See indicator #5 and how the numerator and denominator are defined.

Thank you.
Shireen Assaf

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