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Recommended sample (day) weight removing low quality diaries and missing age or sex


RECWGHT is a 16-digit numeric variable.


RECWGHT is the recommended sample weight.

This weight accounts for population/sample distribution by age group and sex, provides an even distribution of the days of the week (and corrects for the oversample of parents in the 1999-2001 element of the 1998-2001 combined survey) for good quality diaries.

In RECWGHT, all cases with missing basic information or bad diaries are 0-weighted, and thus are excluded from analysis. Nonetheless, these bad diaries remain in the files so that users who may examine the low-quality cases. For more information about the weights, see the weights section in the AHTUS user guide.

Cases were retained where demographic information exits for a spouse who did not complete a diary to allow users to examine non-response, but these cases were zero-weighted.


This variable is comparable across years.


  • All persons


  • 1965, 1975, 1985, 1993, 1995, 1998, 2003-2012, 2018


This variable has no flags.