Association of WHZ and HAZ in the Kenya East Data set


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Exercise: 

1.  Open keast4j.sav

2.  Click on Graph, Scatter and place haz in the X-axis and whz in the Y-axis.

3.  Click on OK.

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INTERPRETATION:  Notice that there is no real pattern here - just random scattering of the values. This is what you would expect when plotting these two variables against each other.  Usually haz is used to detect stunting in a population (long term malnutrition) whereas whz is used to detect wasting (acute malnutrition). 

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