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.
BIOFANEMIALVL (V457) reports the respondent's level of anemia, from not anemic to severely anemic, based on hemoglobin levels in blood drawn by DHS personnel.
According to the DHS Recode Manuals:
[Hemoglobin] levels below 7.0 g/dl are considered as severe anemia, levels between 7.1g/dl and 9.9g/dl are considered as moderate anemia, and cases between 10.0 g/dl and 10.9 g/dl are considered as mild anemia for pregnant women and between 10.0 g/dl and 11.9 g/dl for all other adult women.