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Re: st: Is there a new zanthro command for the new 2006 WHO growth reference standards?


From   Ana Gabriela Guerrero Serdan <ag_guerreroserdan@yahoo.com>
To   statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu
Subject   Re: st: Is there a new zanthro command for the new 2006 WHO growth reference standards?
Date   Wed, 7 Nov 2007 01:53:59 -0800 (PST)

Hi Elizabeth, 

This question has just come ontime for me. 


1) I have tried running the do files in Stata 10 and
SE 8 but have not been able to do so. I get this
error:
. 
. 
. /*      Fill in the macro parameters to run the
command */
. igrowup_standard reflib datalib datalab gender
agemons ageunit weight 
height measure head muac tri sub
>  oedema sw 

Please wait, programme is running.............


I've tried saving the files in the same location with
shorter name but havent manage to solve it. Did you
experience anything like this? 

2) How different are the z-scores calculated by the
1997 reference population and the WHO 2005 reference
for under 5 years old? 

3) Any further info on how zanthro works is greatly
appreciated. 

regards, 
Gaby 



--- Elizabeth Rainwater <erainwat@sfbrgenetics.org>
wrote:

> Oops. Looks like the program for the under 5
> standards is still using 
> 2005 data. The program and data for the 5-19
> standards is labeled "WHO 
> Reference 2007" though, so maybe there's hope for an
> update...
> 
> Elizabeth Rainwater wrote:
> > Hi.
> > The WHO has put together their own Stata, SAS,
> SPSS, and S-Plus 
> > programs, which they call macros, for z-scoring
> data to the new child 
> > growth standards. It's all available on their
> software page 
> > (http://www.who.int/childgrowth/software/en/). I
> have used both the 
> > under 5 child growth standards and the 5-19 year
> old height and bmi 
> > standards programs. I found them a bit clunky to
> use, but fairly well 
> > documented. You fill in your directory paths and
> variable names in 
> > their provided .do file. Then when you run the .do
> file, it sets all 
> > the variables needed for its .ado command and
> outputs the zscores in a 
> > .dta file and an excel file. It's not nearly as
> easy to use as the 
> > -zanthro- egen function, but it beats doing it by
> hand.
> > HTH,
> > Elizabeth
> >
> >
> > cbredenkamp@worldbank.org wrote:
> >> The zanthro command uses to the NCHS reference
> standard to create 
> >> age- and
> >> sex-standardized z-scores for weight, height and
> BMI.
> >> Last year, the World Health Organization accepted
> a new set of growth 
> >> standards
> >> for children under six.
> >>
> >> Do you know if anyone has developed a
> modification of the zanthro 
> >> command that
> >> uses these new growth standards?
> >>
> >> Many thanks.
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> -- 
> Elizabeth Rainwater
> Department of Genetics
> Southwest Foundation for Biomedical Research
> P.O. Box 760549
> San Antonio, Tx 78245-0549
> Phone: (210) 258-9533 
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Gaby Guerrero Serdan 

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Royal Holloway, University of London
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