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cardiometabolic data [message #3212] Fri, 07 November 2014 19:43 Go to previous message
AConklin
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Registered: November 2014
Location: Los Angeles
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Hello DHS

Do all country surveys include a question about high blood pressure/ hypertension which would provide self-reported data? If so, then why are they not all listed under the survey characteristics section of the survey search tool?
It would be helpful to understand whether 12 countries selected by blood pressure data refer to self-reported and/or based on clinical measurement.

Also, I am interested to know the distribution of adult BMI in the 69 countries with anthropometry (presumably measured height and weight). So, is it possible to obtain from DHS the BMI variable for only those countries to run descriptives or do I need to download all 69 country datasets separately?

Thank you in advance,
A Conklin
 
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