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Finding out the height of respondents (e.g. Angola, 2015-16) [message #19974] Wed, 09 September 2020 06:26 Go to next message
afreelunch is currently offline  afreelunch
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I have been trying to find out the height of female respondents to the Angola 2015 DHS survey. Unfortunately, there does not seem to be any variable on height in the Individual Recode file. Were respondents asked about their height in this survey; and if so, how do I view their heights? More generally, should be be possible to find out the height of respondents in every DHS survey (or just in some subset of the surveys)?

Many thanks in advance!
Re: Finding out the height of respondents (e.g. Angola, 2015-16) [message #19976 is a reply to message #19974] Wed, 09 September 2020 07:19 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Please visit the IPUMS-DHS site which allows users to do a web-based search on a string or variable. If you click on the variable name, you can learn more about the variable, including its codes and frequencies, meaning, universe (who was asked the question), and question wording. Easily log in with your DHS user name email and password.

You should also check the questionnaires to see if the information you are looking for was collected in the survey.
Re: Finding out the height of respondents (e.g. Angola, 2015-16) [message #19978 is a reply to message #19976] Wed, 09 September 2020 07:37 Go to previous message
afreelunch is currently offline  afreelunch
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Thanks so much -- that clears everything up! (It turns out that women were not asked their height.)
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