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Children selected for anthropometric measurement. [message #12400] Tue, 09 May 2017 18:07 Go to next message
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I'm working on child nutritional status in Cambodia. I would like to know how households are selected for anthropometric measurement of the children. In the 2014 DHS report it is written " the 2014 CDHS included an anthropometric component in which children under age 5 in a subsample of two-thirds of the survey households were measured for height and weight." Since it is only thirds, I was wondering if you could give me any information on how these households are selected. Or were all households eligible for anthropometric measurement, but for one-third there were no children (present)?

Thank you for your help!
Kind regards,
Re: Children selected for anthropometric measurement. [message #12405 is a reply to message #12400] Wed, 10 May 2017 16:31 Go to previous message
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Dear User,
Page 281 in the final report http:// rts.cfm:

In addition, a male survey was conducted at the same time in a subsample consisting of one-third
of the households selected. All men age 15-49 who were usual members of a subsampled household or
who slept in the household the night before the survey were eligible for the male survey. The male survey
collected information on family planning and knowledge and behavior regarding HIV/AIDS and other
STIs. Also in this subsample, one eligible woman per household was selected randomly from all of the
eligible women in the household to complete a domestic violence survey. In the other two-thirds of
households that were not selected for the male survey, all women age 15-49 and all children under age 5
were eligible for height and weight measurements and for anemia testing.
Furthermore, in a subsample
consisting of one in every six of the selected clusters, a micronutrient survey was implemented among all
women age 15-49 who had children under age 5 as well as among the children themselves.

"Appendix A - Sample Implementation" starts on page 281 and is entirely on the sampling frame for the Cambodia DHS 2014. If you have additional questions, please feel free to post again. Thank you!
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