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Re: st: Health Survey for England


From   Ulrich Kohler <kohler@wz-berlin.de>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Health Survey for England
Date   Wed, 27 Sep 2006 16:17:24 +0200

Christopher W. Ryan wrote:
> I also just discovered this, via closer reading of the documentation
> accompanying the data.  It may be useful in solving my problem:
>
> The pdf file from the ESDS Government website, that lists the names of
> all the variables, lists this:
>
> POINT3 Sample point(3)
>
> The (3) is a footnote that reads: "3 Variable renamed AREA in archived
> dataset."
>
> -codebook- shows that there are 720 unique values of AREA in the dataset.
...
> "In HSE, a multistage stratified probability  design is used.  Postcode
> sectors are sorted by Health Authority and, within each HA by the %  of
> HHs where HoH is in a non-manual occupation.  720 postcode sectors are
> selected with probability of selection proportional to number of
> delivery points (or addresses) in each sector."
>
> So is the AREA variable in the dataset perhaps the postal code?  That
> would be wonderful.




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