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Confirming correct survey design [message #25024] Sun, 21 August 2022 19:54 Go to previous message
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Once a survey design has been set, what would be the best course of action for determining if it has been set correctly for a dataset that has its final report in its volume 1 (volume 2 not released yet). I am working with the NFHS-5 dataset, more specifically the mens subset and recently set the svy design with the code "generate weight = mv005/1000000" & "svyset [pw=weight], psu(mv001) strata(mv022)" as recommened by experts on this forum. However, the final report seems to be lacking an appendix and i cannot seem to find any mention of the percise number of strata and PSU's (just a quick mention of 30198 PSU's at the beginning of the report). I wonder this because anytime i tabulate anything using the command "svy: tab predictorname" i am presented number of PSU's and strata in the top left corner of STATA but, the number of PSU's is stated to be 9102.

Am i making an error or approaching this the wrong way because i see no other way to confirm the survey design and am not getting anything consistent to the final report.
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