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st: RE: body mass index

From   Lee Sieswerda <>
To   "''" <>
Subject   st: RE: body mass index
Date   Tue, 4 Nov 2003 15:18:12 -0500

Epi Info comes ( with a program called Nutstat, which
calculates BMI percentiles for age based on CDC growth curves. It can take a
dataset in MS Access format, do the calculations required, and save the new
variables back into the MS Access database (which, of course, you can
convert to Stata format). I probably cannot answer very detailed questions
on this process because I didn't do this work myself, but a member of my
team did it recently with a perinatal survey we conducted, and it worked


Lee Sieswerda, Epidemiologist
Thunder Bay District Health Unit

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Rogge, Mary M [] 
> Sent: Tuesday, November 04, 2003 11:46 AM
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> Subject: st: body mass index
> I am attempting to analyze an NIH data set for prenatal 
> factors related to child overweight status at age 7 years.  
> Does anyone have a Stata program that calculates the BMI from 
> height and weight and gives the BMI percentile for age? 
> Thanks! Mary Rogge 
> Indiana University School of Nursing
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