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UGANDA 2006 DHS: men's height [message #26598] Thu, 06 April 2023 10:37 Go to next message
Michel GARENNE is currently offline  Michel GARENNE
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I am studying men's heights in DHS surveys.
I saw in your STATCOMPILER module that the Uganda 2006 DHS has data on men's heights.

However, when I looked at the Uganda 2006 files (PR file and MR file) I did not find the corresponding individual data (variables HB0 HB41 are all empty)

Is there any way to retrieve these data? Are they in restricted access?

Thanks in advance
MG
Re: UGANDA 2006 DHS: men's height [message #26603 is a reply to message #26598] Fri, 07 April 2023 08:48 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

Hi Michel! When men's weights and heights are measured, they are included in the PR file as hb2 and hb3, respectively. (For children the variables are hc2 and hc3; for women they are ha2 and ha3.) I do find these variables, with data, in UGPR52FL.dta, for men age 15-54. I don't see (in the MR file) that BMI was constructed for men, but you would be able to construct it. Thanks for continuing to use DHS data!
Re: UGANDA 2006 DHS: men's height [message #26605 is a reply to message #26603] Fri, 07 April 2023 12:06 Go to previous message
Michel GARENNE is currently offline  Michel GARENNE
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Dear Tom,
Thanks for your reply. I downloaded the new version UGPR52FL, and I found the information.
I was using an older file UGPR50FL (from 13/08/2007)
This is why I could not find Weight & Height for men...
Many thanks
All the best
Michel

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