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igrowup Macro [message #3260] Thu, 13 November 2014 10:46 Go to previous message is currently offline
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I'm using the igrowup Macro for Stata from the WHO for calculating BMI-z scores for children under 5 in several country surveys (Egypt, Turkey, Jordan, Armenia, Morocco and Yemen). The macro runs and I created a weightstatus variable categorized into underweight, normalweight, overweight, obese and very obese and calculated prevalence estimates. However, my numbers do not seem accurate.

I ran the macro on a more recent survey from Armenia that has the built in z scores with hw73 to compare and came out with different estimates. I have attached my macro code for Jordan 2002 which is a phase IV DHS survey. Any thoughts on where I am going wrong?
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