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Household weight (Makassar)

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_MK is an inverse probability weight that is representative at the region level for households, and should be used in analyses of all household questionnaire variables for estimates of Makassar. HQWEIGHT_MK 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_MK represents the probability of selecting the household in the enumeration area (EAID). This weight variable is specific to households within the district of Makassar in Indonesia.
For more details on how HQWEIGHT_MK was calculated, please see the Weighting Memo from the PMA team.
For all persons not living in the district of Makassar, the value of HQWEIGHT_MK is zero. To identify persons living in Makassar district, see DISTRICTID.


There are no comparability issues.


  • Persons living in Makassar.


  • Indonesia: 2015