Data Cart

Your data extract

0 variables
0 samples
View Cart
HWHTHOWMEAS (HW15)
Child's height measured lying down or standing up

Codes

This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.

Description

HWHTHOWMEAS (HW15) reports whether the height of children under age 5 was measured when they were lying down or standing up. According to the DHS Recode Manuals:

In DHS surveys, children aged less than 24 months are to be measured lying down, children 24 months or older are to be measured standing up. There may, however, be a considerable discrepancy between policy and practice!

Comparability

Along with universe differences, HWHTHOWMEAS (HW15) differs across samples in response categories. Some samples include the response category "not measured," while other presumably placed unmeasured children in the "missing" category.

Comparability - Standard DHS

HWHTHOWMEAS (HW15) is a standard variable in the DHS for Phase II forward.

Universe

No universe descriptions are currently available.
  • Angola: 2015-C
  • Bangladesh: 1997-C, 2000-C, 2004-C, 2007-C, 2011-C, 2014-C
  • Benin: 1996-C, 2001-C, 2006-C, 2011-C
  • Burkina Faso: 1993-C, 1998-C, 2003-C, 2010-C
  • Burundi: 2010-C, 2016-C
  • Cameroon: 1991-C, 1998-C, 2004-C, 2011-C
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2007-C, 2013-C
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 1994-C, 1998-C, 2011-C
  • Egypt: 1992-C, 1995-C, 2000-C, 2005-C, 2008-C, 2014-C
  • Ethiopia: 2000-C, 2005-C, 2011-C, 2016-C
  • Ghana: 1993-C, 1998-C, 2003-C, 2008-C, 2014-C
  • Guinea: 1999-C, 2005-C, 2012-C
  • India: 1992-C, 1998-C, 2005-C, 2015-C
  • Jordan: 1990-C, 1997-C, 2002-C, 2007-C, 2009-C, 2012-C
  • Kenya: 1993-C, 1998-C, 2003-C, 2008-C, 2014-C
  • Lesotho: 2004-C, 2009-C, 2014-C
  • Madagascar: 1992-C, 1997-C, 2003-C, 2008-C
  • Malawi: 1992-C, 2000-C, 2004-C, 2010-C, 2016-C
  • Mali: 1995-C, 2001-C, 2006-C, 2012-C
  • Morocco: 1992-C, 2003-C
  • Mozambique: 1997-C, 2003-C, 2011-C
  • Myanmar: 2015-C
  • Namibia: 2000-C, 2006-C, 2013-C
  • Nepal: 1996-C, 2001-C, 2011-C, 2016-C
  • Niger: 1992-C, 1998-C, 2006-C, 2012-C
  • Nigeria: 1999-C, 2003-C, 2008-C, 2013-C
  • Pakistan: 1991-C, 2012-C, 2017-C
  • Rwanda: 2000-C, 2005-C, 2010-C, 2014-C
  • Senegal: 1992-C, 2005-C, 2010-C, 2012-C, 2014-C, 2015-C, 2016-C, 2017-C
  • South Africa: 2016-C
  • Tanzania: 1991-C, 1996-C, 1999-C, 2004-C, 2010-C, 2015-C
  • Uganda: 1995-C, 2001-C, 2006-C, 2011-C, 2016-C
  • Yemen: 2013-C
  • Zambia: 1992-C, 1996-C, 2001-C, 2007-C, 2013-C
  • Zimbabwe: 1994-C, 1999-C, 2005-C, 2010-C, 2015-C