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BIOFARMCIRCCM (V436)
Arm circumference (cm)

BIOFARMCIRCCM (V436) is a 3-digit numeric variable with 1 implied decimal place.

Codes

998 = Missing
999 = NIU (not in universe)

Description

For women who gave birth in the three to five years before the survey, BIOFARMCIRCCM (V436) reports the circumference of the respondent's left upper arm in millimeters. Dividing BIOFARMCIRCCM by 10 yields the respondent's measured arm circumference in centimeters.

IPUMS-DHS has not recoded any numeric values in BIOFARMCIRCCM. However, some values are outside of a plausible range for adult arm circumference. Researchers are encouraged to set upper and lower bounds to reflect a plausible range.

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, BIOFARMCIRCCM (V436) has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

BIOFARMCIRCCM (V436) is included in Phases II and III of the standard DHS recode.

Universe

  • Burkina Faso 1993: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in 1987 or later.
  • Ghana 1993: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 3 years before the survey.
  • Ghana 1998: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Malawi 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Namibia 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Niger 1992: Women age 15-49 who gave birth in the 5 years before the survey.
  • Burkina Faso: 1993-W, 1993-C, 1993-B
  • Ghana: 1993-B, 1993-W, 1993-C, 1998-B, 1998-W, 1998-C
  • Malawi: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Namibia: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B
  • Niger: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B