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Child Anthropometry [message #13374] Sun, 29 October 2017 18:08 Go to next message
Glory is currently offline  Glory
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Registered: April 2017
Location: Newcastle

Dear DHS team,
I would like to confirm the correctness of the stata code below with regard to the statistical defnition of oevrwieght and obesity for children aged 5-19years. Secondly, which would be most appropriate to model child malnutrition, PR data or KR data?

gen overweight1=.
replace overweight=1 if hc71>200&hc71<9000
replace overweight=0 if hc71<=200

gen overweight2=.
replace overweight2=1 if hc72>200&hc72<9000
replace overweight2=0 if hc72<=200

gen obese=.
replace obese=1 if hc72>300&hc72<9000
replace obese=0 if hc72<=300

Thank you.
Re: Child Anthropometry [message #13402 is a reply to message #13374] Tue, 31 October 2017 19:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
KendraK is currently offline  KendraK
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Registered: October 2017
Location: San Francisco, CA
Hi Glory,

Does DHS provide weight date for children > 5 years? the hc codes you're referring are only for children aged 59 months or younger.

I'm asking because I am looking for weight data for children > 5 years. Please let me know if you have found this somewhere in the DHS dataset.

Re: Child Anthropometry [message #13404 is a reply to message #13402] Tue, 31 October 2017 23:20 Go to previous message
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Dear User,
Colombia 2005 and Colombia 2010 surveys have variations on the height and weight data. Take a look at the questionnaires for height and weight to see the specifics. These non standard variables may appear as survey or country specific variables in the recode file.

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