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Re: How do I interpret variable "HIV Weight" (ha69 & hb69)? [message #15202 is a reply to message #15200] Fri, 15 June 2018 11:28 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
nibiti is currently offline  nibiti
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Hi,
thanks for your quick reply.

Sorry, I forgot to mention that I had already looked in the DHS manual. Unfortunately, the manual does not answer my questions. In the DHS manual, it only says the same thing as in the dataset itself, which is:
"HA69 - HIV Weight (6 decimals)" but does not give any information on how to interpret this value (e.g. threshold value), whether or not the value is to be weighted, etc.

Is there a source of information, other than the manual?

I am using this information for all Sub-Saharan African countries for DHS waves 3 to 7 and took it from the IR (for ha69) and MR (for hb69) datasets.

Many thanks and best
Timo
 
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