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.
For household members under age 5 who were potential subjects for height and weight measurement, HWCHOWMEAS (HC15) reports whether their height was measured when they were lying down or standing up. According to the DHS Recode Manuals:
In DHS surveys, children aged less than 24 months are to be measured lying down, children 24 months or older are to be measured standing up. There may, however, be a considerable discrepancy between policy and practice!