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Nutrition of children & adults [message #27714] Mon, 25 September 2023 04:42 Go to next message
Mahir is currently offline  Mahir
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Registered: September 2023
Dear DHS team,

I wanted to ask, what kind of questionnaire have you used for collecting data on foods and liquids consumed by children in the DHS? Is it 24H recall survey or FFQ? I want to calculate the food consumption of children in grams/day. Also the portion sizes for each food you have data on, are they the standard portion sizes? Is there detailed information on the portion sizes that I can use for calculation of food consumption of children in grams/day?

Thank you for your help

Re: Nutrition of children & adults [message #27735 is a reply to message #27714] Wed, 27 September 2023 09:30 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:

The questionnaires are given in an appendix to the final reports (the only exceptions I know of are the NFHS-4 and -5). The Guide to DHS Statistics ( x.cfm) includes much discussion of the measurement of feeding practices for infants, young children, and adults. The GitHub programs ( for the standard nutrition tables describe the construction of indicators. The nutrition chapters in the reports also describe the indicators.
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