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Using svy: tab [message #8401] Fri, 23 October 2015 11:03 Go to previous message
lexgw is currently offline  lexgw
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Registered: October 2015
Location: United Kingdom

Dear all, I am trying to learn how to run descriptive statistics in stata in order to replicate Uganda DHS 2011 statics on women and child health. I have two questions for help;
1. There are two ways of attaching weights to the variables and then tab:

gen wgt=v005/1000000
tab v025 [iweight=wgt]

This has worked and produced an output
type of |
place of |
residence | Freq. Percent Cum.
urban | 1,717.2704 19.80 19.80
rural | 6,956.7296 80.20 100.00
Total | 8,673.9999 100.00

Another method (recommended in DHS videos) is set for survey data and then tab

gen wgt=v005/1000000
svyset[pw=wgt], psu(v021) strata(v022) singleunit(centered)
svy:tab v025

this has not worked
pweight: wgt
VCE: linearized
Single unit: centered
Strata 1: v022
SU 1: v021
FPC 1: <zero>

. svy:tab v025
no observations
What could be the problem?

2. which variables are suitable to capture child health and which data file is suitable to use to get these variables?

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