# Variable mwlthind : Wealth index

**Overview**

Type:
Discrete
Format: numeric Width: 8 Decimal(s): 0 Range: 1-9 |
Valid case(s): 4578 (4546.7)
Invalid: 0 (0) Minimum: 1 Maximum: 9 |

**File: **ch

**Universe**

Children aged 0-4

**Source of information**

Variables constructed for analysis

**Categories**

Value | Category |
---|---|

1 | Poorest |

2 | Richest |

9 | Missing/DK |

Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics
of the population of interest.

**Pre-question**

Recoded variable.

**Derivation**

Recoded variable wlthind5 (wealth index quintile). The categories for wlthind5 are regrouped into two categories: poorest 60% (wlthind5 = 1 or wlthind2 = 2 or wlthind5 = 3) and richest 40% (wlthind5 = 4 or wlthind5 = 5).