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height-for-age difference (HAD) for children 0-5 years [message #24931] Thu, 04 August 2022 03:06 Go to next message
Mukesh is currently offline  Mukesh
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I am using the latest Indian version (NFHS-5, [2019-21]) of DHS.

To assess the nutritional status of children Zscore-haz is used.

Some studies uses height-for-age difference (HAD) which better reflects the age from where HAD increases or decreases.

**** Therefore kindly suggest the method to calculate the HAD using KR file.


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Re: height-for-age difference (HAD) for children 0-5 years [message #24962 is a reply to message #24931] Wed, 10 August 2022 16:34 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

The HAD is not an indicator that DHS uses. I found a reference to it (https:// 8-9) but we can't help you construct it
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