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 female household members, HWFHTAPCTRM (HA6) reports the woman'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 (CDC).
The reference standard contains data for children up to age 18. For all women age 18 and over, the value for 215 months (17 years, 11 months) is used, based on the assumption that women are fully grown by age18.
HWFHEIGHT (HA3) reports the woman's height, as measured by DHS personnel.
The related variable HWFHTAPCT (HA4) reports the woman's height-for-age percentile relative to smoothed percentile growth charts by age and sex, for the same reference population.