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KID Description of Data Elements
The KID is set of longitudinal hospital inpatient databases included in the HCUP family. These databases are created by AHRQ through a Federal-State-Industry partnership.
 
CHLDWT_U - Weight to pediatric non-births in universe
 
Documentation Sections:
General Notes
Uniform Values
State Specific Notes
General Notes
 

CHLDWT_U contains the weight to the pediatric non-births in the universe of community hospitals. This weight has already been merged onto the KID Inpatient Core File by record type and stratum as DISCWT_U. To produce national estimates, use DISCWT_U to weight sampled discharges to the universe of discharges from all community hospitals located in the U.S.

 
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Uniform Values
VariableDescriptionValueValue Description
CHLDWT_UWeight to pediatric non-births in universenn.nnnnWeight to pediatric non-births in universe
 
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State Specific Notes
None
 
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Internet Citation: HCUP KID Description of Data Elements. Healthcare Cost and Utilization Project (HCUP). September 2008. Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, Rockville, MD. www.hcup-us.ahrq.gov/db/vars/chldwt_u/kidnote.jsp.
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