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Birth Size [message #23816] Tue, 07 December 2021 01:36 Go to next message
Biswa is currently offline  Biswa
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Dear all, the birth size is categorized as very small, smaller, smaller than average, average, larger than average, and very large in NFHS 4 data for India. How this variable has been categorized. Whether it is a subjective judgment of respondent or any process DHS has followed.
Re: Birth Size [message #23817 is a reply to message #23816] Tue, 07 December 2021 09:48 Go to previous message
fred.arnold@icf.com is currently offline  fred.arnold@icf.com
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Yes, it's a subjective judgement, based on the response to Question 442 in the Woman's Questionnaire:

"When (NAME) was born, was (he/she) very large, larger than average, average, smaller than average, or very small?"
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