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 male household members, HWMHTAPCTRM (HB6) reports the man's height-for-age as a percent of the median height for a reference population of the same age and sex. For this variable, the reference population was developed by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control.
The reference standard contains data for children up to age 18. For all men age 18 and over, the value for 215 months (17 years, 11 months) is used, based on the assumption that men are fully grown by age 18.
HWMHEIGHT (HB3) reports the man's height as measured by DHS personnel.
The related variable HWMHTAPCT (HB4) reports the man's height-for-age percentile relative to smoothed percentile growth charts by age and sex, for the same reference population.
Male anthropometry Variables -- TOPICS