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 surviving children born in the three to five years before the survey, HWDAYMEAS (HW17) indicates the day of the month on which the child's height and weight were measured by DHS personnel. The child's age in days on the day of measurement is used in DHS calculations of anthropometric Z-scores.
The complementary variables HWMONTHMEAS and HWYEARMEAS report the month and the year, respectively, of the child's height and weight measurement.