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Weight for studying specific states or regions? [message #3494] Wed, 17 December 2014 18:30 Go to previous message
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I just wanted to clarify: do the weights that we use in analysis for only one specific state or region (where the DHS is meant to representative) need to be different from the national weight variable v005 (women's individual sample weight)?

To put it differently:

Right now, for ease of programing in Stata, I calculate a new variable which is wt = v005/1000000. I suffix this to every single code in Stata using [iweight =wt] including when calculating summary statistics. Do I need to do something else if I want to limit the analysis to a particular state (say in India) or administrative region (say in Bangladesh)?

Thanks very much!
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