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Nutritional status of Children - Nepal (total sample size) [message #5573] Tue, 09 June 2015 21:34 Go to next message
plnep
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Registered: November 2014
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Dear DHS users,

I noticed huge drop in number of children measured for their nutritional status in Nepal DHS 2011 as compared to Nepal DHS 2006.
- Number of children in DHS 2011 is 5306 (unweighted) and nutritional information recorded is 2392 (unweighted)
- Number of children in DHS 2006 is 5783 (unweighted) and nutritional information recorded is 5272 (unweighted)

I read through the report but there is no information on why such a huge number of children were not measured in DHS 2011. Any insights would be hugely appreciated !!

Thanks,

[Updated on: Tue, 09 June 2015 21:35]

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Re: Nutritional status of Children - Nepal (total sample size) [message #6716 is a reply to message #5573] Wed, 01 July 2015 16:20 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User,
Here is a response from the survey manager, Senior Technical Specialist, Dr. Anju Pradhan,
Quote:
The reason for the drop in the number of cases for anthropometry in 2011 Nepal DHS, was that, it was determined that the sample size would be representative at the domain level (13 eco-development regions) even if it was conducted in a sub-sample of 50% of the household. It was suggested by the sampler that precision for the anthropometry is acceptable even with measures in 1/2 of the HH. Therefore, it was decided to collected information in a sub-sample.

I hope this gives an idea to the case.

Thank you!

[Updated on: Thu, 02 July 2015 15:30]

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Re: Nutritional status of Children - Nepal (total sample size) [message #6724 is a reply to message #6716] Thu, 02 July 2015 20:26 Go to previous message
plnep
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Registered: November 2014
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Thanks Liz.

Much appreciated !!
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