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Evans Jadotte <evans.jadotte@uab.es> |

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statalist@hsphsun2.harvard.edu |

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Re: st: Working with DHS for Ghana Year 2003 |

Date |
Sun, 14 Jun 2009 11:45:46 +0200 |

Tharshini Thangavelu wrote:

Thanks for the help! It seems to be working to merge the data files. For those who are familiar working with anthropometric data analysis, please take a look at the question and clarify my argument. My question is about the anthropometric data from the DHS. In the file the variables are defined as : (HC70)Ht/ A Standard (according to WHO), (HC71) Wt/A Standard deviation (accod. who). The values does not seem plausible. Here below you may find the summary for the two variable. My question is, should I apply (manipulate the data and recalculate with help of stata)according to the WHO growth standard? Since, it can not be possible that a ghanian child is 145. 48 standard deviation behind awell nourished child (the reference group)?If the case is that I have to calculate my self according to the WHO growth standard, how do I do this in Stata? Thanks/Tharshini sum hc70 hc71 Variable | Obs Mean Std. Dev. Min Max -------------+-------------------------------------------------------- hc70 | 3419 -145.48 155.7705 -594 588 hc71 | 3419 -100.0962 118.903 -547 457 On 2009-06-12, at 14:00, Friedrich Huebler wrote:Tharshini has two files, one with anthropometric data for children and one with a listing of all household members that includes the same children. The data must be combined with -merge-, not -append-. Friedrich On Fri, Jun 12, 2009 at 3:42 AM, Evans Jadotte<evans.jadotte@uab.es> wrote:Hi Tharshini, Maybe you want to 'append' one file to another if what you need is to add new variables to your master file. Cheers, Evans* * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

-6 > height for age z-scores > 6 -4 > weight for age z-scores > 4

http://www.measuredhs.com/help/Datasets/index.htm Cheers, Evans * * For searches and help try: * http://www.stata.com/help.cgi?search * http://www.stata.com/support/statalist/faq * http://www.ats.ucla.edu/stat/stata/

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