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Format of Percentile and SD [message #14093] Wed, 14 February 2018 03:41 Go to next message is currently offline
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Dear Forum,

I am using the DHS 2014 data set of Bangladesh. DHS-6. I am facing trouble to define the overweight and obese of child 0-5 years of age.

I need help to understand the variables hw7 (Weight/ age percentile), hw8 (weight /age SD), hw10 (weight/height percentile), hw11 ( Weight/ height SD).

As for example in a data set there is: hw7 (Weight/ age percentile) 3190. What does it mean actually?

As for example in a data set there is: hw8 (Weight/ age percentile) -187. What does it mean actually?


Dr Sabbir Ahmed
Research student
University Malaya

[Updated on: Wed, 14 February 2018 06:17]

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Re: Format of Percentile and SD [message #14099 is a reply to message #14093] Fri, 16 February 2018 10:50 Go to previous message
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User, The Standard Recode Manual for DHS-6 contains an example of a Height and Weight table. This may help. Take a look at page 80.
The Standard Recode Manual can be found here:https:// pdf
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