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Data on Pre-Pregnancy Weight for 2017 and 2022 Philippines DHS [message #27519] Tue, 29 August 2023 03:16 Go to next message
djtippyturnitup is currently offline  djtippyturnitup
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Are these variables being collected in the 2017 or 2022 data:
-Prepregnancy weight (whether self-reported or weight at first prenatal visit)

We downloaded the DHS file and it contains no data or NA. Is there no data at all for pre-pregnancy weight whether self-reported or weight taken at first prenatal visit?
Re: Data on Pre-Pregnancy Weight for 2017 and 2022 Philippines DHS [message #27531 is a reply to message #27519] Wed, 30 August 2023 10:04 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

These surveys did not include any anthropometry for women or children. That is, there are no direct measurements of height or weight. The women were asked about their children's birth weights but not their own weights.
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