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Height, Age and Weight for (male) Adolescents and Adults [message #14516] Mon, 16 April 2018 11:04 Go to previous message
nibiti is currently offline  nibiti
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Hi everyone,

I've tried to find answer in existing threads and on the DHS website but I can't seem to figure it out.

I want to analyze anthropometric data (height, weight & age) for all age-groups and both genders. But I can only find height and age information for children (<5 years) and women. Even though the official Recode Manual says that HB2 ("Respondent's weight (kilos-1d)") and HB3 ("Respondent's height (cms-1d)") of the Household Record should have this information for men, I cannot find this variable in any of the records.

I've seen in some papers (e.g. Akresh et al. "War and Stature: Growing Up during the Nigerian Civil War") that the height of adult men should theoretically exist somewhere. My analysis is for Sub-Saharan African countries.

Does anyone have an idea of where I can find this information? Any help would be much appreciated!

Many thanks in advance!


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