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Re: Anemia variable in MR [message #19341 is a reply to message #19336] Tue, 02 June 2020 10:12 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
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Dear User, a response from Dr. Tom Pullum:

You should always use weights, and your models should also make the svyset and svy adjustment for clusters and strata (svyset and svy are described in other postings). In the CR file we recommend that you use mv005. You should get a big difference between using no weights and using mv005. The difference between using mv005 and v005 should be small, but we still recommend using mv005 rather than v005 because nonresponse is usually worse for men than for women and the weights include adjustments for nonresponse.

The IR and MR files are representative of women and men, respectively (subject to the criteria for eligibility, i.e. age and de facto residency status). The CR file is representative of couples but not of all women or all men. You can compare the anemia for women in the IR file vs women in the CR file to get at the selection bias for women. Similarly for men. You can also compare with the anemia values in the PR file.

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