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Re: Stunting and wasting across countries and years [message #19553 is a reply to message #19493] Fri, 10 July 2020 08:47 Go to previous message
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

The WHO standard used to construct hw70-hw72 was established in 2006. For earlier surveys you have two options. First, you could use the earlier standard, for which the corresponding variables are hw5 hw8, and hw11. I would discourage that because the earlier standard was tilted toward U.S. children and you will get a discontinuity. Second, and better, you can look for HW files for earlier surveys. Those files include hw70-hw72 and information to merge with the other files. Let us know if you have difficulty locating those HW files.
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