[EpiData-list] BMI Calculation Suggestions

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Mon Apr 16 08:58:54 CDT 2007


Thanks ever so much Pedro, Richard and Marcel. I was away and just returned.
I am sure your suggestions and insights will amply address my my question.
 Regards,
Ali


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> Dear Ali,
>
> It seems to be a simple task. First, as far as I know the BMI is
> calculated
> as weight/(heigh*heigh). However this values should be in Kg and m. If you
> have the data in pounds and feet, then youl should transform them before.
> To
> make it easier, create a variable in the qes file with this information.
>
> qes file
>
> v1      heigh in feet ##.#
> v2         heigh in m #.##
> v3 weight in pound ###.##
> v4      weight in Kg ###.#
> v5                  bmi ##.##
>
> chk file
>
> v1
> after entry
>    let v2 = round(v1*0,4536)
> end
> end
>
> v2
> noenter
> end
>
> v3
> after entry
>     let v4=round(v3/3,28)
> end
> end
>
> v4
> noenter
> end
>
> v5
> before entry
>    let v5=v4/(v2*v2)
>    goto v6
> end
> end
>
> I hope this works fine for you because didnt test it! ;)
>
> Succes,
> Pedro Emmanuel Brasil
>
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> > Thanks.
> > I just recently started using Epidata, and I need some help on creating
> a
> > Check string for automatically calculating BMI using Weight and Height
> (in
> > pounds and feet/inches). Thanks, again.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Ali B. Mansaray
> > MANSA Consulting Services
> > 6530 Davidson Road
> > Columbia, SC 29209
> > 803-381-6864
> > ali.mansaray at gmail.com
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> I useful little trick I picked up for us crazy Americans who insist on
> using inches and pounds:  Calculate pounds/(height in inches)^2.  Multiple
> the result by 703.0814 (or however precise you want the result) and you
> have BMI.
>
> Richard Herrell
> NIMH
>
>
> epidata-list at lists.umanitoba.ca wrote: Dear Ali,
>
> It seems to be a simple task. First, as far as I know the BMI is
> calculated
> as weight/(heigh*heigh). However this values should be in Kg and m. If you
> have the data in pounds and feet, then youl should transform them before.
> To
> make it easier, create a variable in the qes file with this information.
>
> qes file
>
> v1      heigh in feet ##.#
> v2         heigh in m #.##
> v3 weight in pound ###.##
> v4      weight in Kg ###.#
> v5                  bmi ##.##
>
> chk file
>
> v1
> after entry
>    let v2 = round(v1*0,4536)
> end
> end
>
> v2
> noenter
> end
>
> v3
> after entry
>     let v4=round(v3/3,28)
> end
> end
>
> v4
> noenter
> end
>
> v5
> before entry
>    let v5=v4/(v2*v2)
>    goto v6
> end
> end
>
> I hope this works fine for you because didnt test it! ;)
>
> Succes,
> Pedro Emmanuel Brasil
>
> 2007/4/12, epidata-list-request at lists.umanitoba.ca <
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> > Date: Thu, 12 Apr 2007 08:12:37 -0400
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> > Subject: [EpiData-list] BMI Calculation
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> > Thanks.
> > I just recently started using Epidata, and I need some help on creating
> a
> > Check string for automatically calculating BMI using Weight and Height
> (in
> > pounds and feet/inches). Thanks, again.
> >
> >
> >
> > --
> > Ali B. Mansaray
> > MANSA Consulting Services
> > 6530 Davidson Road
> > Columbia, SC 29209
> > 803-381-6864
> > ali.mansaray at gmail.com
> >
> >
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> Have a look at the many available documentations on the web.
> A similar thing (calculating age from date of birth) is included on page 6
> of a very useful intro (A brief overview of EpiData software) to be found on
> http://www.tbrieder.org/ (follow icon to "Revised EpiData course")
> marcel
>
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> Thanks.
> I just recently started using Epidata, and I need some help on creating a
> Check string for automatically calculating BMI using Weight and Height (in
> pounds and feet/inches). Thanks, again.
>
>
>
> --
> Ali B. Mansaray
> MANSA Consulting Services
> 6530 Davidson Road
> Columbia, SC 29209
> 803-381-6864
> ali.mansaray at gmail.com
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-- 
Ali B. Mansaray
MANSA Consulting Services
6530 Davidson Road
Columbia, SC 29209
803-381-6864
ali.mansaray at gmail.com
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