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Weighting reducing sample numbers

Added by Kirsty Tiernan almost 6 years ago. Updated over 5 years ago.

Status:
Closed
Priority:
High
Category:
Weights
Start date:
03/01/2017
% Done:

100%


Description

Hi,

As advised in the user guide, if you want to generalise to the UK population then weighting should be applied. I am using Wave 5 individual adult data so therefore applied the relevant weight to my sample.
My overalls sample before weighting was around 20,000 due to removing missing cases etc. of variables I was using. Then when I weighted using the prescribed variable, my sample reduced to just over 19,000.
Can you please tell me the basis on which this has been reduced so I can filter my data.

Thank you

Kirsty

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