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Concentration Index [message #10155] Fri, 01 July 2016 10:09 Go to next message
danelnya
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Registered: February 2015
Location: Douala Cameroon
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Good Evening

I am actually do a research on "poverty and socio-economic inequality in health" using DHS data for Cameroon.
I want to know how to calculate "concentration index, Height/weight Z-score, weight/age z-score", using DHS data.
Thank's

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Re: Concentration Index [message #10223 is a reply to message #10155] Mon, 11 July 2016 10:13 Go to previous message
Trevor-DHS is currently offline  Trevor-DHS
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A concentration index can be applied to many indicators. http://siteresources.worldbank.org/INTPAH/Resources/Publicat ions/459843-1195594469249/HealthEquityCh8.pdf provides information on the concentration index. We do not have any code for applying it to DHS data.

For the anthropometric z-scores, I suggest looking at the WHO Child Growth Standards at http://www.who.int/childgrowth/standards/en/. The Z-scores themseleves are already calculated in the DHS datasets.
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