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, HWFWTHTPCTRMWHO (HA12B) reports the woman'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 woman's weight for height as a percent of the median weight for different reference populations:
HWFWTHTPCTRMDHS (HA12) uses a DHS reference standard
HWFWTHTPCTRMFOG (HA12A) uses the Metropolitan Life or Fogarty reference standard
Female anthropometry Variables -- TOPICS