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Re: Pooled datasets - weighting data problem [message #2340 is a reply to message #2225] Wed, 04 June 2014 16:45 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Comment from Ruilin Ren, Senior DHS Sampling Expert:

Yes, it is true that even when pooling two different surveys from the same country, you need to de-normalize the sampling weight because the sampling fractions of the two surveys might be very different. But it does not matter if your study units are all women 15-49 or a sub-set of them, or even if your study units are children under five from the women's data file. You need to de-normalize V005 using the population of women 15-49 at the time of the survey, or the best estimates you can get.

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