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Re: Missing BMI values in the DHS from 2011 [message #22691 is a reply to message #22689] Wed, 21 April 2021 19:01 Go to previous messageGo to previous message
MiFoo
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Registered: January 2021
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Hi,
thank you very much for your reply. I was talking about table 15.5.1, as my anaylisis only includes respondents with both BMI and glucose measurements. I was not able to find the corresponding code on GitHub. Is it available and could you please provide a link?

I was using the PR, not the IR file to calculate the results in my last message, since the former does not include glucose measurements. And yes, I excluded BMI values coded as 9998. This resulted in valid BMI values (variable shbm) for 5217 people(3612 men and 1605 women) who also have valid glucose measurements. Based on the final report, it should be 3812 women and 3721 men=7533. Hence, I have much MORE missing BMI values.

I also tried to match the BMI values in the IR file (v445) to women in the PR files who have missing BMI values. This gave me 3642 nonmissing BMI values but still not the desired 3812 in the table 15.5.1.

Further advice would be great!
Sarah

 
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