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Individual weight for female circumcision module

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


FCWEIGHT is an 7-digit variable with 6 implied decimal places, which should be used as a weighting factor for the subset of women whose households were selected for questioning about circumcision (as indicated by FCMODULE). For further information about using weights with the DHS data, see PERWEIGHT (V005).


FCWEIGHT has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FCWEIGHT is a country-specific variable.


  • Cameroon 2004: All women age 15-49.
  • Cameroon: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B