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Height for weight Z score for child [message #17726] Thu, 16 May 2019 10:31 Go to next message
Thilani is currently offline  Thilani
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Hi, I would like to know whether there's a variable for height for weight z score in the DHS KR file for Zambia. If there's not a built-in variable, I would like to know the procedure to calculate the z-score on my own. I am using stata for my analysis.
Thank you!
Re: Height for weight Z score for child [message #17728 is a reply to message #17726] Thu, 16 May 2019 11:01 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User, a good place to start is The Guide to DHS Statistics. You can also do a search on the forum for key words and should find some posts regarding z scores. Thank you!
Re: Height for weight Z score for child [message #17774 is a reply to message #17728] Sat, 25 May 2019 17:59 Go to previous message
Thilani is currently offline  Thilani
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Hi Liz,
Thank you for your reply. It helped me locate the variables. DHS 2013-14 Zambia has already calculated them. In the KR file, I was able to find the following.

hw70 "Height/Age standard deviation (new WHO)"
hw71 "Weight/Age standard deviation (new WHO)"
hw72 "Weight/Height standard deviation (new WHO)"

Thilani
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