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.
BIOFWTHTRMWHO (V444) reports the respondent's weight-for-height as a percent of the median weight for a reference population of the same height. This variable uses the World Health Organization (WHO) reference standard. 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:
BIOFWTHTDHS (V442) uses a DHS reference standard
BIOFWTHTFOG (V444) uses the Metropolitan Life or Fogarty reference standard