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Weight for domestic violence module for part of Pakistan 2017 sample

DVWEIGHT2_PK2017 is an 8-digit numeric variable with 6 implied decimal places.

See the descriptions for this variable and for DVWEIGHT for directions on the use of this variable.


The 2017 Pakistan survey requires use of two different weights for each unit of analysis, and for the domestic violence weight. For analyzing domestic violence data, DVWEIGHT covers all areas of the country except Azzad Jammu and Kashmir and Gilgit Baltistan; these areas have weights with a value of zero in DVWEIGHT.

To weight domestic violence cases from Azzad Jammu, Kashmir, and Gilgit, use DVWEIGHT2_PK2017. DVWEIGHT2_PK2017 has a value of zero for the rest of the country.

The DHS Program ascribes excluding Azzad Jammu, Kashmir, and Gilgit Baltistan from the standard variable DVWEIGHT to "political dynamics," according to a post on the DHS User Forum.

Apart from its restricted geographic coverage, DVWEIGHT2_PK2017 functions like DVWEIGHT; check the documentation for that variable for further information.


DVWEIGHT2_PK2017 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DVWEIGHT (D005) is included in the DHS files beginning with Phase 5 and is consistent across phases. DVWEIGHT2_PK2017 is a country- and sample-specific variable.


  • Pakistan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49 selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module and who were surveyed in Azzad Jammu, Kashmir, or Gilgit Baltistan.
  • Pakistan: 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-W