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Nutritional status of children (Height-for-age) [message #13771] Wed, 20 December 2017 17:29
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Hello,

I am trying to re-create Table 11.1 (Page 149) in the Rwanda 2014-2015 DHS report. I am specifically looking at the height-for-age variable and I am trying to figure out which variable was used in the Rwanda 2014-2015 data set to obtain these results. I was using the variable hw5 (in the KR: Children's recode data file) which measures the height/age standard deviation (from the reference mean) but I noticed that when I did a quick tabulation of this variable that the total number of children was only 3,524 while in the report the total number of children is 3,813. I did recode the variables=9998 to missing so that these would be eliminated from my calculations. Where is this 3,813 number of children coming from? Or am I using the wrong variable?

I am trying to calculate the percentage of children stunted (<-2 s.d.) and severely stunted (<-3 s.d.) based on this data, which the report suggests is 37.9% of children and 13.5% of children respectively.

Thank you,

Rachel
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