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Re: weights in india DHS(NFHS5) [message #25394 is a reply to message #25370] Fri, 14 October 2022 08:50 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from DHS staff member Tom Pullum:

The state weights (sweight) should only be used when you are analyzing a specific state. Otherwise, use v005. But if you are analyzing a specific state, you will actually get exactly the same means, percentages, standard errors, etc., with v005 or sweight. Virtually no surveys other than those in India include regional weights, for the simple reason that they are not needed.
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