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Weight for adult health questionnaire

AHWEIGHT is a 7-digit numeric variable with 6 implied decimal places.


AHWEIGHT is an 7-digit variable with 6 implied decimal places, which should be used as a weighting factor for the subset of women who were randomly selected and interviewed for the adult health questionnaire. For further information about using weights with the DHS data, see PERWEIGHT (V005).

Note: The 6 implied decimal places in AHWEIGHT mean that the last six digits of the seven-digit variable are decimal digits, but there is no actual decimal in the data.


AHWEIGHT has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

AHWEIGHT is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • South Africa 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W