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 household members under age 5 who were potential subjects for height and weight measurement, HWCDAYMEAS (HC17) reports the day of the month on which their height and weight were measured by DHS personnel. Their age in days on the day of measurement is used in DHS calculations of anthropometric Z-scores.
The complementary variables HWCMONTHMEAS (HC18) and HWCYEARMEAS (HC19) report the month and the year, respectively, of the young household member's height and weight measurement.