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Eating and Health Module weight


EHWT is a 16-digit numeric variable reporting the probability weights for the Eating and Health module.


EHWT provides weights suitable for estimates based on the Eating and Health Module. Estimates using Eating and Health Module data should be generated using EHWT rather than the ATUS statistical weight (WT06). There are fewer Eating and Health Module respondents than ATUS respondents due to minimal nonresponse.

All ATUS weights are probability weights. Users should take care to specify them properly in their statistical packages.


Several different estimation weight variables, constructed using slightly different methodologies, exist for the ATUS. Estimation weights should be chosen based on which samples are included in analyses. EHWT is the appropriate weighting variable for users whose analyses include Eating and Health Module data. For most other applications, WT06 is the preferred weighting variable.

EHWT may be used together with the corresponding set of replicate weights (REHWT).


  • 2006-2022: ATUS Eating and Health Module Respondents.


  • 2006-2008, 2014-2016, 2022


This variable has no flags.