The DHS Program User Forum
Discussions regarding The DHS Program data and results
Home » Topics » Nutrition and Anthropometry » Turkey 2008 child weight and height (hw70 variable is not available)
Turkey 2008 child weight and height [message #27556] Sat, 02 September 2023 12:22 Go to next message
Messages: 2
Registered: July 2023
Hey there,

I'm having a problem with the child height and weight variables for Turkey DHS 2008. I'm using the hw70 variable in my research project. Before 2013, this variable is missing from the datasets. For the years 1993-2003, I'm able to retrieve this variable from the "Height and Weight Scores - WHO Child Growth Standards" supplementary dataset. But for 2008, this supplementary dataset is not available and the variable also doesn't exist in the BR dataset. I'd appreciate your help on this.


(FYI - I'm reposting because I haven't received an answer from a response I wrote back in July 17, 2023)
Re: Turkey 2008 child weight and height [message #27608 is a reply to message #27556] Mon, 11 September 2023 11:56 Go to previous message
Janet-DHS is currently offline  Janet-DHS
Messages: 737
Registered: April 2022
Senior Member
Following is a response from DHS staff member, Tom Pullum:

You are correct--there is no "HW" file for this survey that includes the WHO Z scores. I hope DHS will be able to produce and post such a file soon.
Previous Topic: Data on Pre-Pregnancy Weight for 2017 and 2022 Philippines DHS
Next Topic: Minimum Meal frequency in BDHS 2014
Goto Forum:

Current Time: Sun Jun 16 11:23:33 Coordinated Universal Time 2024