Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
In DHS VI the result of height and weight measurement is a combination of the measurements of the respondent’s weight and height. All respondents weighing less than 400 kilos and with a height less than 2.20 meters are recorded as ‘0’ (measured). When the weight and height could not be collected because the respondent was ‘not present’, ‘refused’ or because of ‘another’ reason this variable is set to 3, 4 and 6 respectively. When the response to either the weight or the height is missing this variable is set to ‘missing’ and in all other cases to‘8.