Support #388

Weights Northern Ireland UK

Added by Gretta Mohan over 5 years ago. Updated about 5 years ago.

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I am looking only at the Northern Ireland data - I have merged BHPS and US and am concerned with GHQ and self-rated health over the period 2001-latest wave of US (wave 4).
Out of interest I would like to compare GHQ scores in NI with UK and indeed other UK regions. I have read the waves 1-4 user manual and online advice but am still confused as to which weights are most appropriate and the practical use of these.

From what I can discern I am interested in the longitudinal individual main response weight from 2001 to include BHPS, that is n_indin01_lw. Can anyone confirm if this is correct given my research interests?

So for wave 4 I can take this from d_indin01_lw.
Knowing this now, can you point me to instructions on how to apply this weighting in Stata if possible. I am not able to attend any of the training days so will have to work this out myself. I have looped all the variables waves 1-4 US so indin01_lw will be looped for wave b and d - I am guessing I should only apply wave d - how can I do this in stata when they are looped? I know coding concerning pweight and svy but its just isolating the d wave I am unsure about.

Many thanks



Updated by Alita Nandi over 5 years ago

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Hi Gretta,

I am not exactly sure from your message, but it seems that you have set up the data in long format and now would like to know how to apply wave d weights to all the years. Is that correct? If yes, then there are different ways of doing that. One way is to create a separate dataset containing only pid and d_indin01_lw and then merge (one-to-many) it with your long form data using pid.

One other point, we encourage using the abbreviations UKHLS or Understanding Society and not US.

Best wishes,
On behalf of the team


Updated by Redmine Admin over 5 years ago

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Updated by Gundi Knies about 5 years ago

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