PrevPrev Go to previous topic
NextNext Go to next topic
Last Post 27 Jan 2014 12:00 AM by  SuperUser Account
HEIGH in tblBAS moved to "additional field"
 2 Replies
Sort:
You are not authorized to post a reply.
Author Messages


Basic Member


Posts:289
Basic Member


--
23 Jan 2014 12:00 AM
    I'd like to move the variable HEIGH in tblBAS from a core field to an additional field. Many cohorts do not collect this information, so I think its best place is in the Additional fields section.


    Basic Member


    Posts:289
    Basic Member


    --
    24 Jan 2014 12:00 AM


    I would argue the opposite: most cohorts do collect this information. In COHERE in 2011 22 of 29 cohorts provided information on height.


    Basic Member


    Posts:289
    Basic Member


    --
    27 Jan 2014 12:00 AM


    Interesting to know that 22 of 29 COHERE cohorts provided information on height. Is the coverage for this variable good?

    The main reason why I think this should be moved out of the core fields in tblBAS is because it's only a useful variable if tblLAB is collected. We do not collect tblLAB in CASCADE, so it's clunky for us to ask our cohorts to provide this. There is not a circumstance I can think of where one would need this information without weight which is contained in tblLAB. My suggestion is to make HEIGH optional if tblLAB is not collected and a core field if tblLAB is collected, or move this variable to tblLAB. I apologize for not specifying this in my first message.
    You are not authorized to post a reply.