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Re: st: Health Survey for England
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
> -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.