BIOFWTHTRMDHS (V442) reports the respondent's weight-for-height as a percent of the median weight for a reference population of the same height. For this variable, the reference population was developed by the DHS Program. This index has been adjusted for pregnant women according to duration of pregnancy.
The following variables report the respondent's weight for height as a percent of the median weight for different reference populations:
BIOFWTHTRMFOG (V443) uses Metropolitan Life or Fogarty reference standards
BIOFWTHTRMWHO (V444) uses WHO reference standards