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Child anthropometry in Nepal 2016 DHS [message #15778] Fri, 14 September 2018 15:34 Go to next message
heather.fawn is currently offline  heather.fawn
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In the children's recode file, there are approximately 5,000 children, but only 2,379 had height/weight measurements taken. In looking at the DHS 7 recode manual, it appears that all children under 5 should have had anthropometric measurements taken. Is there a reason why many of the children were not measured?

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Heather
Re: Child anthropometry in Nepal 2016 DHS [message #16066 is a reply to message #15778] Wed, 31 October 2018 16:12 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User, from The Guide to DHS Statistics:
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PR: Household members (or Persons) Recode
Unit of analysis: Household member
Includes characteristics of household members including age, sex, marital status, education, as well as biomarker measurement information. The dataset includes both de facto and de jure household
Guide to DHS Statistics 1.16 August 2018
members. It also includes the characteristics of the households where the individual lives or was visiting. This dataset is used for analysis of education of household members (Chapter 2) and of anthropometry and anemia in children under age 5 (Chapter 11).
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hcxx Anthropometry, anemia and biomarkers for children (hc0-hc73)
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