Software programs are never free of errors and a program
like ENA which is improved permanently there is additionally a risk of integrating new mistakes.
To minize this problem any error which is detected in ENA will be
corrected as soon as possible and a new version with update
information put on this website. Therefore any feedback on ENA is appreciated.
- In the death rate calculation the counting of subjects which
joined, left, were born or died for the total number of subjects is
- A Spanish version is integrated into the program
- Opening and calculating the results of individual mortality data is much
- Handling of dates when data is exchanged between computers with
different date formats is corrected in the mortality part
- A new questionnaire for
demography and mortality data is integrated
- In the plausibility report the p-level for the check of the
overall age distribution is added and the penalty points for the
standard deviation of WHZ are changed.
- Some default values are changed and redundant information in the plausibility report is removed.
- In the weighted analysis a wrong handling of the age groups under certain circumstances is corrected
- A small error in the calculation of the total number of
subjects for death rates is corrected when the data is entered on the
- Tables for overweight children are integrated into the Word Report
- The cut off's in the plausibility reported are updated based on recent experience with a large number of surveys
- An error in the numbers of subjects for age dependent graphs is corrected
- An error in the weight dependent z-scores is corrected when data
is exported to Excel and a correction of the weight of the clothes is
- An error is corrected in Table 3.4 of the Word report (the number of marasmic kwashiorkor children were not shown)
- An error in the options page is corrected when the age or height restriction is applied
- The default installation directory is changed back to c:\ena2011
to avoid problems with the connection to MS Office under Windosws
Version 2011 of ENA is finished with several smaller improvements and the following bigger modifications:
- It is possible now to collect mortality data on the
individual level and to get more detailed results (sex and age specific
death rates, percentages for the cause of death,..).
- A Food Security module is integrated which can
allow to find out why the nutritional status in a certain
area is bad.
- The MUAC is now fully integrated in the training, results
and plausibility part of ENA and the z-scores from the new WHO
standards are automatically added when the data of the survey is
exported to Excel.
- The type of measurement (height or length) can be entered
and the data is automatically corrected when it is not done in the
standard way (e.g. a child measured standing when the age is < 2
- It is possible now to do a weighted analysis of the data.
For each subject a weight can be entered and a report is given out in
Excel similar to the WHO tables.
- With a statistical calculator it is possible to do descriptive statistics for any variable
broken down by cut off's or ranges. Additionally crosstables between any of the
variables and prevalence rates with design effect adjusted confidence
intervals can be calculated.
- Changes in the planning sheet: correction for small
population size, assigning reserve clusters at the same time when the
other clusters are chosen
- Changes in result sheet: Adding graphs for cumulative
distribution and probability plots, adding results if cases
(WHZ<-2,..) are randomly distributed or aggregated
in clusters, the reference (WHO, NCHS) can be changed
in the results sheet and not only in the data entry sheet
- Changes in mortality part: when household and cluster numbers are
taken over from the anthropometry sheet households with two children
are put together
- Changes in options: the range for exclusion of values can be
modified for both exclusion procedures (from reference mean and from
observed mean), the expected proportion for girls and boys for the
plausibility report can be adjusted
- Major revision of the Plausibility Report
- Integration of an automatic change of the language to French
(Thanks to Gwenola Desplats for the first translation and Yvonne
Grellety and Melody Tondeur for further changes)
- Automatic connection of .as with ENA, improvement of flagging
procedure, calculation of numbers of households which have to be
- Modification of the calculation of the confidence intervals => using a
- Automatic report is extended with tables for underweight/stunting,
design effects, mean values and valid z-scores
- In the exported file to Excel automatically both z-scores (NCHS and WHO) are added to the table
- Household numbers in the mortality data can be modified
- Different surveys can be merged
- The number of enumerators can be increased up to 20
- The survey can be sorted for two variables and not only one
- Children outside a certain age range (e.g. <6 months and >59 months) can be
automatically excluded from the evaluation
- The file language.dat contains all text strings of the program to allow
an easy translation of the program in other languages
- The name of the program is changed to ENA to differentiate it better
from the general nutrition software NutriSurvey
- In the Results tab sheet it is possible to exclude automatically
z-scores which are outside a plausible range
- The number of missing values and the mean z-score is presented in the
textbox of the results
- The cut off's for Kwashiorkor and Marasmus are corrected (from -2 to -3)
- The form for the collection of the mortality data is modified to make it
identical to the data entry sheet in the software
- An error in the table for cluster sampling of the Planning sheet which
prevented to save the data is corrected
- In the Options some things which are not necessary anymore are removed
- The new WHO standards for anthropometry are integrated
- In the Result Tab there is now a table with the main
results for the anthropometric indicators and the design effects for
anthropometric indicators are given
- Weight dependend z-scores for
subjects with edema are not calculated anymore to make the program compatible to
Anthro2005 for the new WHO standards
- Smaller things are improved like
Ctrl. commands and improvements of the screens
- In the Mortality data sheet a paste function for data from Excel is
- The entering of data for cluster/sex/edema is directly checked
- The loss of
data in the planning sheet is better prevented
- The number of
clusters can be up to 500
An error is corrected when there are Clusters in the database but no child
with a WHZ below -3.
An error is removed when children are in the database with no data to
calculate a weight for age z-score or % of Median.
An error in the moderate
malnutrition rate which occured under certain circumstances is corrected.
The program works now under Windows 98.
An error which occured when opening files saved under another date format
The DBase import function was corrected and some other minor things improved.
The import function contains now the possibility to import DBase files
and an error in the design effect calculation for the death rates is corrected.
A variable view parallel to the data spreadsheet allows the definition
of the type of variable and possible ranges which are used for the plausibility
check, the plausibility check shows now all possible problems directly
in the data spreadsheet.
Mortality rate and sample size calculations
revised, columns for calculated variables are marked with grey background,
data entry for mortality rate calculation and graphs for clusters improved,
%Median integrated into Excel output.
In the data spreadsheet a Sort and Filter function is integrated
and in the plausibility check the results of the different teams are evaluated
The data entry in the spreadsheet is improved (integration
of pull down editors, simple entry of dates like 10199 for 1/1/1999 and
better validity check) which allowed to remove the data entry by fields,
the copy and paste function works now in both directions (integration of
data from Excel into NutriSurvey for calculation of the z-scores), the
mortality results section is separated from the anthropometry results,
Better smoothing of curves in graphs and differentiation of
boys and girls in the diagrams for the distribution of the z-scores
Better check of data entry in anthropometric spread sheet,
Export function for mortality data, integration of mortality results
Correction of errors in the report function
The number of variables is not limited anymore, correction
of an error in the months column, adding the information about the
design effect to the mortality rate calculation