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matching WHO weight/height scores to older surveys [message #24358] Thu, 28 April 2022 10:05 Go to previous message
Elliott_Green is currently offline  Elliott_Green
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Hello my question is about how to link the "Height and Weight Scores - WHO Child Growth Standards" files to the Births Recode file. I have two queries:

1. For some surveys (cf. Benin 2001) the case identification is hwhhid and there is no hwcaseid to allow me to link the data to mothers (via the caseid variables) in the Births Recode file. How can I access hwcaseid for these files?
2. For others (cf. Central African Republic 1994/95) there is indeed a hwcaseid variable allowing me to link to the caseid variables in the Births Recode files. However, there is no individual data from the children which would allow me to link the data across the two files (i.e., the bidx variable in the Births Recode files). How can I link the individual children to each other?

I hope these questions make sense. Thanks in advance for your help on this.


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