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Female weight

This variable is a 17-digit variable with decimal points.  All cases that are missing or NIU (not in universe) are coded as zero.


FQWEIGHT is a nationally representative inverse probability weight for respondents of the female questionnaire. FQWEIGHT should be used in analyses of all questions on the female questionnaire. FQWEIGHT controls for female non-response, but because all eligible females in the household responded to the questionnaire, respondent selection probability does not need to be controlled for. For more details on how FQWEIGHT was calculated, please see the Weighting Memo from the PMA2020 team.

For person records who were not women aged 15 to 49, the value of FQWEIGHT is zero.

Comparability — Index

Congo (Democratic Republic)


Due to differences in sampling design, not all samples are nationally representative. Some samples are representative only at the level where data was collected using FQWEIGHT.

Comparability — Congo (Democratic Republic) [top]

The surveys in the Democratic Republic of the Congo were conducted in either Kinshasa or Kongo Central, and are not nationally representative.

Comparability — Niger [top]

Niger 2015 Round 1 and Niger 2016 Round 3 were conducted only in Niamey, and are not nationally representative.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

For the Nigeria 2016 Round 3 survey, a three-stage sampling method was used to select respondents rather than the two-stage method that was used for most other PMA2020 surveys. For this sample, FQWEIGHT is the nationally representative post-stratification weight. Other weights are available at the state level in this sample.


  • Women aged 15 to 49.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2016
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2016
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2017
  • Ghana: 2013-2016
  • India: 2016-2017
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2016
  • Niger: 2015-2017
  • Nigeria: 2016-2017
  • Uganda: 2014-2017