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Re: How to understand the content "flag-cases" [maternal anthropometry] [message #25292 is a reply to message #25268] Wed, 28 September 2022 14:50 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from DHS staff member Tom Pullum:

Two issues with the anthropometric data (measurements of height and weight) are incompleteness/nonresponse (mainly refusals or not being available) and implausible values or combinations of values. A combination would be implausible if it produces HAZ, WAZ, or WHZ scores outside the WHO ranges (-6 to +6, -6 to +5, or -5 to +5, respectively. "Flagged" is the same as "implausible", although I think there have been studies in which "flagged" included "incomplete". A couple of DHS methodological reports could be useful ( and and also the Guide to DHS Statistics (
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