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Household weight (Kakamega)

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


HQWEIGHT_ KAKAMEGA is an inverse probability weight that is representative at the county level for households, and should be used in analyses of all household questionnaire variables for estimates of the Kakamega County in Kenya. HQWEIGHT_ KAKAMEGA controls for household and female non-response, but because there are multiple people in one household, analyses should be restricted to one person per household, using LINENO. Most simply, analyses can be restricted to persons with LINENO equal to 1. This restriction yields one result per household and thus appropriately gives equal weight to households with one member and households with many members.

HQWEIGHT_ KAKAMEGA represents the probability of selecting the household in the sampling area (EAID). This weight variable is specific to households within the county of Kakamega in Kenya.

For more details on how this variable was calculated, please see the Weighting Memo from the PMA team.

For all persons not living in the county of Kakamega, the value of this variable is zero. To identify persons and households in Kakamega, see GEOKE.


There are no comparability issues.


  • Persons in households in Kakamega County (Kenya).


  • Kenya: 2019-2021