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