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children ages 5-17 [message #11861] Tue, 21 February 2017 15:20 Go to next message
krritter is currently offline  krritter
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Hi,
Does anyone know where I can find a list of all DHS countries (and years) that have anthropometric and anemia data for children ages 5-17? I tried the STATCompiler but I only see children 0-4. Maybe these elements are not measured for children ages 5-17? I downloaded a few countries for recent years and the fields are available but the data are missing.
I appreciate any help I can get!



Karen
Re: children ages 5-17 [message #11869 is a reply to message #11861] Wed, 22 February 2017 09:42 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Update: I just got word from DHS that anthropometry isn't measured for children 5-17 (except for women 15-17 in the IR file with other women 15-49). Thanks for answering my question so quickly, Bridgette!

Karen
Re: children ages 5-17 [message #13401 is a reply to message #11861] Tue, 31 October 2017 19:26 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Hi Karen,

I am too looking for data for children ages 5-17. I only need weight, sex, and age. Did DHS confirm that these are not surveyed for this age group?

Thanks for your help!
Kendra
Re: children ages 5-17 [message #13407 is a reply to message #13401] Wed, 01 November 2017 10:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Sorry, Kendra, there are no 5-17 year old data here, except for girls/women 15-17. They are in the IR files with other women in the household. We just decided to exclude them from our study. If you locate those data, I'd appreciate a notification. Good luck with your study.
Karen


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Re: children ages 5-17 [message #13497 is a reply to message #11861] Fri, 10 November 2017 10:28 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Dear User,
The Colombia DHS 2005 Final Report https:// dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-FR172-DHS-Final-Repo rts.cfm has anthropometric data indicated in Table 11.12.1 5-9 years of age P278, and Table 11.13.1 10-17 years of age P280.

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Re: children ages 5-17 [message #13500 is a reply to message #13497] Fri, 10 November 2017 11:03 Go to previous messageGo to next message
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Thank you for sharing this.

The report shows summary anthropometrics, so it is likely you have individual measurements for children >5 years in Colombia in your DHS file as you said. Unfortunately, looking at the summary report for India DHS 2005, I don't see any summary anthropometrics for children between 5-15 years which suggests that they were not taken in this population.
Re: children ages 5-17 [message #13503 is a reply to message #13500] Fri, 10 November 2017 11:21 Go to previous message
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Dear User, That is correct. Please see a portion of the questionnaire indicating the criteria for the height and weight section:
index.php?t=getfile&id=795&private=0
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