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Pooling male and female files [message #13158] Fri, 29 September 2017 15:29 Go to previous message
claurti is currently offline  claurti
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I'm working with 2013 Nigeria DHS data.

I would like to pool the male and female files. I have already prepared each file individually (e.g., renamed variables) and appended the male to female file.

However, I need help with the following:

1. When I run a simple tabulation on gender, 69% of the sample is female. I've applied the sampling weights, so I was expecting this would be more of a 50% / 50% split, reflecting the population. Is another step needed?

2. In addition to the PSU, I need to adjust for the household stage of sampling. What is an elegant way in Stata to identify the household level?

Many thanks for all your help. I'm a new DHS user, so appreciate any guidance you can provide.

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