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Turkey 2008 child weight and height [message #17924] Thu, 18 July 2019 09:03 Go to previous message is currently offline
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I have a paper using DHS data from 9 countries over time and since Turkey 2008 & 2013 data were recently released I was wanting to incorporate them into the paper. I'm having some difficulty with some of the data in Turkey 2008. I used the WHO anthro macro in STATA (which I have used before for other datasets from DHS) to calculate bmi z scores for children under 5. I am getting estimates that 90% of children are underweight which is very different from the report that was published (3%). I also tried evaluating BMI by age and sex subgroups to see if I was running the macro incorrectly (using hw2 and hw3) and was getting the same results?

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