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Argentina 1970 Ecuador 1982 Kyrgyz Republic 1999 Romania 1992
Argentina 1980 Ecuador 1990 Kyrgyz Republic 2009 Romania 2002
Argentina 1991 Ecuador 2001 Laos 2005 Romania 2011
Argentina 2001 Ecuador 2010 Lesotho 1996 Russia 2002
Armenia 2001 El Salvador 1992 Lesotho 2006 Russia 2010
Armenia 2011 El Salvador 2007 Liberia 1974 Rwanda 1991
Austria 1981 Ethiopia 1984 Liberia 2008 Rwanda 2002
Austria 1991 Ethiopia 1994 Malawi 1987 Rwanda 2012
Austria 2001 Ethiopia 2007 Malawi 1998 Saint Lucia 1980
Belarus 1999 Fiji 1966 Malawi 2008 Saint Lucia 1991
Belarus 2009 Fiji 1976 Malaysia 1970 Senegal 2002
Benin 1992 Fiji 2007 Malaysia 1980 Sierra Leone 2004
Benin 2002 Germany 1970 Mali 1987 Slovenia 2002
Benin 2013 Germany 1971 Mali 1998 South Africa 1996
Bolivia 1976 Germany 1981 Mali 2009 South Africa 2001
Bolivia 1992 Ghana 2000 Mexico 1960 South Africa 2007
Bolivia 2001 Ghana 2010 Mexico 1970 South Africa 2011
Botswana 1981 Greece 1991 Mexico 1990 South Sudan 2008
Botswana 1991 Greece 2001 Mexico 2000 Spain 1981
Botswana 2001 Greece 2011 Mexico 2005 Spain 1991
Botswana 2011 Guatemala 1964 Mexico 2010 Sudan 2008
Brazil 1960 Guatemala 1973 Mexico 2015 Switzerland 2000
Brazil 1970 Guatemala 1981 Mongolia 1989 Tanzania 1988
Brazil 1980 Guatemala 1994 Morocco 1982 Tanzania 2002
Brazil 1991 Guatemala 2002 Morocco 1994 Tanzania 2012
Brazil 2000 Guinea 1996 Morocco 2004 Thailand 1970
Brazil 2010 Haiti 1982 Mozambique 1997 Thailand 1980
Burkina Faso 1985 Haiti 2003 Mozambique 2007 Thailand 1990
Burkina Faso 1996 Honduras 1974 Nepal 2001 Thailand 2000
Burkina Faso 2006 Honduras 1988 Nepal 2011 Togo 1960
Cambodia 1998 Honduras 2001 Nicaragua 1971 Togo 2010
Cambodia 2004 Hungary 1970 Nicaragua 1995 Trinidad and Tobago 1970
Cambodia 2008 Hungary 1980 Nicaragua 2005 Trinidad and Tobago 2000
Cambodia 2013 Hungary 1990 Nigeria 2006 Trinidad and Tobago 2011
Cameroon 2005 Hungary 2001 Nigeria 2007 Turkey 1985
Canada 1971 Hungary 2011 Pakistan 1973 Turkey 1990
Canada 1981 Indonesia 1971 Palestine 1997 Turkey 2000
Canada 1991 Indonesia 1976 Palestine 2007 Uganda 1991
Chile 1960 Indonesia 1980 Panama 1960 Uganda 2002
Chile 1970 Indonesia 1990 Panama 1970 Ukraine 2001
Chile 1982 Indonesia 1995 Panama 1980 United States 1960
Chile 1992 Indonesia 2000 Panama 1990 United States 1970
Chile 2002 Indonesia 2010 Panama 2000 United States 1980
China 1982 Iran 2006 Panama 2010 United States 1990
China 1990 Iran 2011 Papua New Guinea 1980 Uruguay 1975
China 2000 Iraq 1997 Papua New Guinea 2000 Uruguay 1985
Colombia 1973 Ireland 1971 Paraguay 1962 Uruguay 1996
Colombia 1985 Ireland 2011 Paraguay 1972 Uruguay 2006
Colombia 1993 Israel 1972 Paraguay 1982 Uruguay 2011
Colombia 2005 Israel 1983 Paraguay 1992 Venezuela 1971
Costa Rica 1973 Israel 1995 Paraguay 2002 Venezuela 1990
Costa Rica 1984 Jamaica 1982 Peru 1993 Venezuela 2001
Costa Rica 2000 Jamaica 1991 Peru 2007 Vietnam 1989
Costa Rica 2011 Jamaica 2001 Philippines 1990 Vietnam 1999
Dominican Republic 1970 Kenya 1969 Philippines 2010 Vietnam 2009
Dominican Republic 1981 Kenya 1979 Puerto Rico 1970 Zambia 1990
Dominican Republic 2002 Kenya 1989 Puerto Rico 1980 Zambia 2000
Dominican Republic 2010 Kenya 1999 Puerto Rico 1990 Zambia 2010
Ecuador 1974 Kenya 2009 Romania 1977 Zimbabwe 2012
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Argentina 1970 — source variable AR1970A_0424 — Children born alive
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Other Characteristics
[Questions 18-19.]


18. How many children born alive have you had? Of these, how many are currently alive? How many have died?

For all women 12 years of age and older.

Verify that the total of parts (a) and (b) matches the total "number of children born alive."

[] Has not had any children born alive
Total number of children born alive ____

____ a) Number of children currently alive
____ b) Number of children deceased

[] Unanswered


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Other Characteristics

1. In this section there are two questions: number 18 and number 19. Remember that you should ask question 18 of all women who are twelve years old and older.


[p. 193]

2. Remember that the sum of the partials a) and b) should coincide with the number that corresponds to "Total number of children born alive".

[Three examples are not presented here on p.194-196.]

[p.195]

4. Any data that you can obtain about fertility (question number 18) you should place in the corresponding box.

In the case that, due to the absence of the person or another motive, you do not obtain any data on this topic, you will mark the box next to [Don't know].


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Argentina 1980 — source variable AR1980A_0422 — Children born alive
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C. Population

For women 14 years old and more

[Questions 16-17 were asked of women age 14 and older.]


17. [Children]

If answered affirmatively to 16,
[Questions 17A-17C were asked of those who answered affirmatively to question 16.]


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C. Population

Census home is a person or group of persons, related or not, who occupy the same dwelling. You will write down first the name and surname of the head of the household, then ask all the corresponding questions.


You will ask the following questions to all women 14 years old or older.


17. a) How many have you had?
You will investigate the total number of children born alive.


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Argentina 1991 — source variable AR1991A_0428 — Children born alive
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For women 14 years old and older (do not forget the single women).
[Questions 26-28 were asked of women 14 years of age and older.]


26. How many children have you had born alive?

[] None [end of questions for this person]
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10
[] 11
[] 12
[] 13
[] 14
[] 15
[] 16 or more
[] Unanswered [end of questions for this person]


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The last questions of the Document are about fertility. As the sign indicates, we ask them to all women 14 years old or older (do not forget single women)


26. How many have children you had born alive?

Here we register all children born alive, whether they are currently alive or not. And also those who had been given up for adoption.



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Argentina 2001 — source variable AR2001A_0419 — Number of children ever born alive
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[Questions 37-40 were asked of women age 14+.]


[Questions 38-39 were asked of women age 14+ who had children born alive, per question 37.]


38. How many children have you had born alive? _ _

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Starting here, women 14 years old or more answer.

Questions 37 to 40 refer to fertility.

You should ask these questions of all women who are 14 years old or more, regardless of whether they are single, living as a couple or not, living with their parents or not, or whether they are very young or if they are elderly women.

Pay attention to the step indicated in question 40, which should only be answered by women who are between 14 and 49 years old.


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Armenia 2001 — source variable AM2001A_0424 — Number of children ever born
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Questions 22-23 are for females aged 15 and older.


Q22: How many children have you given live birth to? _ _ (up to 21 children allowed)

Q23: How many of those children are still surviving? _ _ (up to 21 children allowed)

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Questions 22 and 23 are registered only for women.


Question 22

How many children did you bear?

For women aged 15 and older (regardless of the marital status at the time of the census) the number of children born is written (not counting the ones born dead), regardless of whether all the children are alive at the time of the census or not and whether they are in their household or live separately. Also, adopted children, as well as the children from the previous marriage of the husband are not counted as the children of the given woman. If the woman bore no children, then the number 0 is written.


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Armenia 2011 — source variable AM2011A_0428 — Children ever born
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[Questions 18-20 are filled in for persons 15 years and over.]

For female, indicate
19. Number of children born alive ___

20. Number of children still alive ___

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Question 25

Question 25 (A and B) is answered by women age 15 and older, regardless of their marital status.

Column 25A

How many children did you bear?

For the women of 15 and older (regardless the marital status at the time of the census) the number of the born children is written (not counting the dead born ones), regardless all the children are alive at the time of the census or not and whether they are members of that household or live separately. Adopted children, as well as the children from the previous marriage of the husband are not counted with the children of the given woman.
If the women bore no children, then number 0 is written in the column 25A.


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Austria 1981 — source variable AT1981A_0460 — Number of live-born children
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(5) For women 16 years of age or older: How many children have you given birth to?
[Question 5 was asked only of women age 16+.]
(a) The total number of all live births also includes those children who live elsewhere or have since died:

____ Total number
[] no live births

(b) Birth dates of the first four children born to you:

1. Child

Day _ _
Month _ _
Year _ _ _ _

2. Child

Day _ _
Month _ _
Year _ _ _ _

3. Child

Day _ _
Month _ _
Year _ _ _ _

4. Child

Day _ _
Month _ _
Year _ _ _ _



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Austria 1991 — source variable AT1991A_0485 — Number of live-born children
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4. Women over 16 years of age: how many children have you given birth to:
[] None
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10 or more


4. To how many children have you given birth: mark the total number of all children you have given live birth to, even if they are now living elsewhere or are already deceased. Stepchildren, adopted children or foster children are not to be included in this question. Women under 16 years of age (and men) are not required to answer this question.

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4, How many children have you given birth to:
Selection boxes for the number of children born (none, 1 through 10 and more).

The total number of all children born living should be marked, even if they are now living somewhere else or are already deceased. Stepchildren, adopted children or foster children are not to be including in this question.
Women under 16 years of age (and men) are not required to answer this question.

Purpose of the question:
The total number of children of a woman can only be compiled with special questions and allows analyses of how the number of children of a woman is correlated with other characteristics: with the age at marriage, with the individual occupation, with the occupation of the husband with the educational status, etc.

[p. 68]

The results should help clarify birth and family statistical relations and ease the projection of the population of Austria. The large decrease in births in the last twenty years is the primary factor for the future demographic development.


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Austria 2001 — source variable AT2001A_0484 — Number of live-born children
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9. How many children have you given birth to?
For women 16 and older.

Please put an "X" next to the total number of children you have given live birth to even if they currently live elsewhere or have died in the meantime.

[] None
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8 or more children


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9. Number of children born living:
Explanation: Step, adopted and foster children should not be counted in this question.

For women under 16 years of age (as well as for men) this question is not applicable.

[p. 77]

The total number of children of a woman can only be compiled with a specific question and allows analyses about how the number of children of a woman correlates with other characteristics: with occupation, with the profession of the husband, with the educational background etc. The results should clarify birth and family statistical correlations and facilitate the projection of Austria's population. As such, the low birth rate in recent years is an essential factor for the future demographic development.



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Belarus 1999 — source variable BY1999A_0440 — Children ever born
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17. For a woman aged 15 and over specify:
___ a) Number of children ever born alive
___ b) Children surviving
___ c) Children living separately

___ For a married woman aged 15-49, specify how many children she is planning to have (including those surviving)


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Question 17. For a woman aged 15 years and over specify:

a) Children ever born alive

b) Children surviving

c) Children living separately


For women aged 15 years and over (whether married or not) under item "a" the total number of children ever born (excluding stillbirths) is to be marked whether all children are alive or not at the moment, belong to the woman's household or live separately. At the same time, adopted or patronized children, as well as children of the husband's previous marriage, are not to be included to the number of children born to a woman.

Out of the total number of children born to a woman, under item "b" the number of children alive at the moment of census is to be specified.

Out of children surviving, under item "c" the number of children living separately from their mother, i.e. do not belonging to her household (e.g. because of their leave for education or separating into an independent household, etc.) should be specified.

If a woman did never procreate children, under items "a", "b" and "c" the label "0" should be placed.

If out of children ever born no child is surviving at the moment of census, under items "b" and "c" the label "0" is to be placed.

If all children ever born live together with their mother, under item "c" the label "0" is to be placed.

For a married woman aged 15-49 years specify how many children she is planning to have (including those surviving).

The question is to be only asked of married (whether registered or not) women aged 15-49 years.

A woman questioned is to be asked how many children she is planning to have (all surviving inclusive) and the number said by her is to be recorded in a special box. The number is to include all children alive at the moment of census, whether they live in the household or not.

The answer is to be recorded as obtained strictly from a woman questioned. If it is not clear from the answer whether a woman names the total number of children planned or only the number of future children (excluding those surviving), the question is to be made more precise and the total number should be indicated. For example, if a woman has one child and is going to have one more, the number "2" is to be recorded; if she having one child is not going to have more children, the number "1" is to be recorded.

If a woman finds it difficult to name the exact number of children and answers ambiguously, for instance, "two or three", the numbers "2-3" should be recorded.

If a woman has no child and is not going to have any, the number "0" is to be recorded.

This question is to be only completed through a personal interview. If the enumerator has no possibility to ask a given woman in person, the answer is to be recorded.

For women under 15 years the answers to question 17 of the enumeration questionnaire (form 3N) are not, as a rule, to be completed. Only when a woman has children, the number of live-born children is to be indicated with specification of the number of those surviving and those living separately. For married women it should also be indicated how many children she is planning to have (those surviving inclusive).


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Belarus 2009 — source variable BY2009A_0434 — Number of children ever born alive
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Form 2H: Personal Questionnaire

19. How many children did you give birth to?

For females aged 15 and senior.
[Question 19 was asked of females age 15+.]
[] Please indicate total number of children born alive: _ _
[] No one
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33.20. Question 19 "How many children did you give birth to?" is to be asked of women aged 15 and over regardless of their marital status.
The total number of live-born children (excluding stillbirths) irrespective of whether all children are alive or not at the census moment, or are they the household members or live separately.

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Benin 1992 — source variable BJ1992A_0427 — Male children born alive
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Female residents of 12 or more of age
[Questions in columns 22-25 were asked on female residents age 12 or older.]

Born alive children [columns 22-23]

Report the number declared by gender, in the grid. If not applicable, mark down 88 in the grid.
(22) _ _ Male
(23) _ _ Female
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Columns (22) to (25): these columns only apply to female residents of at least 12 years of age i.e. those born before February 1980.

For women younger than 12, and males, these columns do not apply. For these persons, the agent shall not report anything.

Columns (22) and (23): Total number of born alive children
The census agent shall ask the question: "How many children born alive have you had so far?"

A child born alive is a child who, at birth, manifested a sign of life (scream, breathing, heartbeat) even if the child later died.

Report the total number of boys in column (22) and the number of girls in column (23).


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Benin 1992 — source variable BJ1992A_0428 — Female children born alive
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Female residents of 12 or more of age
[Questions in columns 22-25 were asked on female residents age 12 or older.]

Born alive children [columns 22-23]

Report the number declared by gender, in the grid. If not applicable, mark down 88 in the grid.
(22) _ _ Male
(23) _ _ Female
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Columns (22) to (25): these columns only apply to female residents of at least 12 years of age i.e. those born before February 1980.

For women younger than 12, and males, these columns do not apply. For these persons, the agent shall not report anything.

Columns (22) and (23): Total number of born alive children
The census agent shall ask the question: "How many children born alive have you had so far?"

A child born alive is a child who, at birth, manifested a sign of life (scream, breathing, heartbeat) even if the child later died.

Report the total number of boys in column (22) and the number of girls in column (23).


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Benin 2002 — source variable BJ2002A_0443 — Children ever born
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For all persons
[Questions in columns 1 to 11 were asked of all persons]

Now we would like to ask for information on you and the persons habitually living in your household or currently residing in your home

Female residents of 10 or more of age
[Questions in columns 24-27 were asked of female residents age 10 years old or more]

(24) Born alive children

How many born alive children have you had? Write down the declared number according to gender in the appropriate boxes.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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v) Sociocultural characteristics

vi) Fertility data
Columns (24) to (27) only apply to female residents of 10 years or more of age (To this effect, verify with column 4 for gender and 6 for age). For women younger than 10, and males, these columns do not apply. For these persons, the agent shall not report anything in the boxes.

Column (24): Total number of born alive children
A child born alive is a child who, at birth, manifested a sign of life (scream, breathing, heartbeat...) even if the child later expired.
The census agent shall ask the question: "How many children born alive has [the respondent] had?"
Report the total number of boys in in the grid marked with "M" for male and the number of girls in the grid marked with "F" for female.


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Benin 2013 — source variable BJ2013A_0443 — Children ever born
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26. Born alive children - How many born alive children have [the person] had?
Write down the declared number according to gender in the appropriate boxes

_ _ M
_ _ F
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26. Children born alive

The questions concerning live births only apply to resident woman of 10 years or more of age.

Children younger than one year registered in the household as household members and whose mothers no longer reside in the household [due to death or departure] shall not be considered in the births to women historical calendar.

Is considered live birth any product resulting from conception and which, after expulsion or extraction for the mother's body, exhibits any sign of life such as shouting, crying, breathing, heart beating, mobility [movements], even if he only lived for a few minutes after birth.

[Page 75]

Q: "Has [the respondent] already given birth to a living child?"

If the answer is no:
Write down in the reserved boxes "00" for males and "00" for females.

If the answer is yes:
Ask for the number of male births and female births;
Write down the declared number of male children and female children in the boxes reserved to that effect.

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Bolivia 1976 — source variable BO1976A_0416 — Children born alive
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D. Fertility Information


Only for women 12 years of age and older

16.


a) How many children have you had who were born alive? (Even if they died later.)

____ Number
[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown


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E. Fertility information

Question 16 refers to Fertility Information. You should ask it only to women 12 years and older.


Question 16

a) In total, how many children born alive have you had?

It is indispensable to emphasize the question in the sense that it refers to all children born alive, without making a distinction whether they have died or are currently alive. Keep in mind that women have the tendency to omit those children who died a short time after being born.

If the response is None, go to question 17.


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Bolivia 1992 — source variable BO1992A_0434 — Children born alive
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D. Only for women 12 years of age and older


20. How many daughters and sons born alive have you had in total?
If none, write 00

____ Total number of daughters and sons born alive


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D. Only for women 12 years of age and older

Questions 20 to 23 should only be asked of women 12 years of age and older, including unmarried women. These questions are not asked when the person being enumerated is a man. Instead cross out part D of the Form with a diagonal line.

These questions are of great importance for the demographic analysis. Take special care to ask them verbatim without excluding unmarried women.


Question 20. In total, how many sons and daughters born alive have you had?

The total number of sons and daughters born alive that the mother has had is asked for, whether they are alive on the date of the Census or have died, live with her or in another domicile, place, or country.

It's very important to keep in mind that if the answer is "none" you should record 00. If the box remains empty it will mean that the question was not asked, in other words, that there was an omission.

[p. 50]

Born alive is any child who, upon being born, manifests any sign of life such as breathing, crying, or moving. If the child later passes away, it should still be considered a child born alive.

As already indicated before, it's important that this question and the following ones be answered by the person being enumerated themselves.


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Bolivia 2001 — source variable BO2001A_0465 — Children born alive
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Chapter H. Only for women, fifteen years old or more.
[Questions 50-55 were asked of women aged 15 years or older.]


50. What is the total number of live birth children have you had, including those that have died or are not here?

_____ Number

If the woman has not had any children, write -0- and continue with the next person.


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Chapter H. Only for women 15 years of age or older

If the person is a woman who is 15 years of age or older, question 50 is presented; if not, the interview is ended and the next person is interviewed.


Question 50. In total, how many children born alive have you had, including those who have passed away and those who are absent?

A child born alive is every boy or girl who shows any sign of life at birth, e.g. breathing, crying, or moving. If the child later passed away, he or she is still considered to be a child born alive.

If fewer than 10, the number is recorded in the box, leaving the first box empty.

If the answer is that she has had no children born alive, the number "0" is recorded in the box and the interview is ended with this person.


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Botswana 1981 — source variable BW1981A_0416 — Number of children ever born alive
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(Fertility-females, 12 years and over),
[Questions 16 through 19 were asked of all present residents female aged 12+]

16. How many children have been born alive to (the person)?

_________
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These questions must be answered for all females aged 12 years and over, whether they are single, married, widowed or divorced or separated, whatever their relationship to the head of household. For all males and all girls under 12 years of age enter '0' in these columns.
In column [P16] you must record the number of children ever born alive by the woman. Remember to include all children who have died, those living elsewhere as well as those who have grown up and left the house.

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Botswana 1991 — source variable BW1991A_0433 — Number of children ever born alive
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Section A

(Fertility--females, 12 years and over)

16. How many children have been born alive by [the respondent]?

____
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Column A16: Children Born Alive

How many children have been borne alive by [the respondent]?

In column A16 you must record (as a two-digit code) the total number of children ever born alive to the woman/girl. Children born alive are those children who cried at least once after birth. All other births are still-births. Remember to include all children who have died, but do not include still-births.

In the sample questionnaire in paragraph 116, this question only applies to Anne and to Thembe, since they are the only females who' are over 12 years old. Anne has had 4 children so 04 is recorded in column A16 for her, while Thembe has had 2 children (code 02). Dashes are entered for everyone else.


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Botswana 2001 — source variable BW2001A_0426 — Number of male children ever born
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Fertility and child survival -- females

A27. How many children have been born (include those who have died) alive by [the person]?

_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Questions A27 - A30 must be completed for all females aged 12 years and over, regardless of their marital status and their relationship to the head of household. For males of any age and females under 12 years of age, enter a dash in these columns. For young girls (e.g. 12-15 years old) who are still living at home with their parents, this question may be considered rather personal. Take care how you ask the question.

117. Column A27: Children born alive

Q: How many children have been born alive by[the person]?

In column A27 you must record (as a two-digit code) the total number of children ever born alive to the woman/girl. Children born alive are those children who cried at least once after birth. All other births are stillbirths. Remember to include all those children who have died, but do not include stillbirths. When recording, you must always ensure that the total number of male children ever born to a woman in A27 equals to those living with the mother (in A28) plus those living elsewhere (in A29) and those dead (in A30). Similarly the sum of females in A28 and A29 and A30 should sum to females in A27.

121. Check that the number of male children and female children entered in column A27 is the sum of the male and female children respectively entered in columns A28, A29, and A30. Reconcile any differences with the respondent before leaving the household.

Remember that the codes in columns A27 - A30 are all two-digit codes. In most cases you must therefore remember to put a zero in front, e.g. 2 children would be coded as 02.

If a woman has never had a live birth, enter 00 in all the columns. Never leave any column blank. If a woman has children in only one or two categories, insert the figures in the appropriate columns and enter 00 in the remaining column(s).

If unknown, enter 99 and explain in the comments box.


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Botswana 2001 — source variable BW2001A_0427 — Number of female children ever born
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Fertility and child survival -- females

A27. How many children have been born (include those who have died) alive by [the person]?

_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Questions A27 - A30 must be completed for all females aged 12 years and over, regardless of their marital status and their relationship to the head of household. For males of any age and females under 12 years of age, enter a dash in these columns. For young girls (e.g. 12-15 years old) who are still living at home with their parents, this question may be considered rather personal. Take care how you ask the question.

117. Column A27: Children born alive

Q: How many children have been born alive by[the person]?

In column A27 you must record (as a two-digit code) the total number of children ever born alive to the woman/girl. Children born alive are those children who cried at least once after birth. All other births are stillbirths. Remember to include all those children who have died, but do not include stillbirths. When recording, you must always ensure that the total number of male children ever born to a woman in A27 equals to those living with the mother (in A28) plus those living elsewhere (in A29) and those dead (in A30). Similarly the sum of females in A28 and A29 and A30 should sum to females in A27.

121. Check that the number of male children and female children entered in column A27 is the sum of the male and female children respectively entered in columns A28, A29, and A30. Reconcile any differences with the respondent before leaving the household.

Remember that the codes in columns A27 - A30 are all two-digit codes. In most cases you must therefore remember to put a zero in front, e.g. 2 children would be coded as 02.

If a woman has never had a live birth, enter 00 in all the columns. Never leave any column blank. If a woman has children in only one or two categories, insert the figures in the appropriate columns and enter 00 in the remaining column(s).

If unknown, enter 99 and explain in the comments box.


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Botswana 2011 — source variable BW2011A_0485 — Children ever born
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A. Person Information

Fertility and child survival

25. How many children have been born alive by [the respondent]?
[Include those who have died]

Number of males ____
Number of females ____
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154. Columns A26-A31: Fertility and child survival (females only)
It must be noted that fertility is defined as actual birth performance of a woman.
Questions A26-A29 must be completed for all females aged 12 years and over, regardless of their marital status and their relationship to the head of household. For males of any age and females less than 12 years of age, enter a dash in these columns. For young girls (i.e. 12-15 years old) who are still living at home with their parents, this question may be considered rather personal. Take care how you ask the question.

Questions A30-A31 are only asked of females aged 12 to 49 years old. For others, enter a dash in these columns. The enumerator should always check at all times that the number of children in A26 should be equal to the sum of this in A27, A28, and A29. The enumerator should therefore always crosscheck that these balances before moving on to the next section.

The relevant portion of the sample questionnaire is shown on page 61 for easy reference.

155. Column A26: Children born alive
Q. How many children have been born alive by the respondent?
In column A26 you must record (as a two-digit code) the total number of children ever born alive to the woman. Children born alive are those children who cried at least once after birth. All other births are stillbirths. Remember to include all those children who have died, but do not include stillbirths. When recording, you must always ensure that the total number of male children ever born to a woman in A26 equals to those living with the mother (in A27) plus those living elsewhere (in A28) and those dead (in A29). Similarly the sum of females in A27 and A28 and A29 should sum to females in A26.


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Brazil 1960 — source variable BR1960A_0419 — Children ever born
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Only for people 10 years and older
[Applies to questions O - U]


R. If have children, how many, including those that were born dead?

____ children
00 don't have


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The following questions are shown only on questionnaire C.d. 2. The questions will be asked only to persons age 10 or over


Question R - If had children, how many, including stillborn?

The person's response (including both men and women) should include all children born alive or stillborn, of the current and of previous spouses; illegitimate children must be included in the response.
Fetuses of less than 7 months should not be considered stillborn.
For those who have never had children, an X should be marked in the box entitled does not have.


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Brazil 1970 — source variable BR1970A_0428 — Children born alive
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Only for women 15 years and older
[Applies to questions 29 - 32]


29. How many children born alive up to the date of the Census?

____ Children
[] 00 none


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Question 29 - How Many Children Born Alive Have You Had up till the Date of the Census?

(Only for women age 15 or older)

Record:

a) did not have, when such is the case;


[p. 53]

b) all children born alive, legitimate or illegitimate, including with the previous spouse. If the number of children is less than 10, complete with a zero to the left (02, 05, 09, etc.).



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Brazil 1980 — source variable BR1980A_0451 — Male children born alive
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The following questions are only for women 15 years and older
[Applies to questions 50 - 57]


50./51. Children had born alive

[1] male _ _ female _ _


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The following questions will be filled out only for women age 15 or over, that is, those born before September 1, 1965.
[Applies to questions 50 - 57]


Questions 50/51 - Children born alive

Record, according to sex, the number of children born alive. Note that a child that died in the first few hours of life should be recorded as born alive.
When the number to be recorded is lower than 10, complete with one zero to the left. When the respondent has never had any children, record two zeros.


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Brazil 1980 — source variable BR1980A_0452 — Female children born alive
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The following questions are only for women 15 years and older
[Applies to questions 50 - 57]


50./51. Children had born alive

[1] male _ _ female _ _


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The following questions will be filled out only for women age 15 or over, that is, those born before September 1, 1965.
[Applies to questions 50 - 57]


Questions 50/51 - Children born alive

Record, according to sex, the number of children born alive. Note that a child that died in the first few hours of life should be recorded as born alive.
When the number to be recorded is lower than 10, complete with one zero to the left. When the respondent has never had any children, record two zeros.


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Brazil 1991 — source variable BR1991A_0476 — Total number of children born alive
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Questions 35 - 44 are to be answered by women (if had children of only one gender, mark 00 in the box corresponding the other gender)

35/36. Children that live in this household

[] 7 don't have
[] male
[] female
37/38. Children that live in other household
[] 7 don't have
[] 8 don't know
[] male
[] female
39/40. Children that were born alive that are now dead (don't include children born dead)
[] 7 don't have
[] 8 don't know
[] male
[] female
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Questions 35 to 44 will be filled out only for the women.

[p. 72]

When the number of sons or daughters is expressed with a single digit, complete with a zero to the left.

If the person has children of only one sex, mark the field corresponding to the other sex with two zeros (00).


Question 35/36 - Children had who live in this household

Record, according to sex, the number of sons and daughters who live in the household.

When there are no children of the respondent who live in the household, mark Box 7 - Does not have.

Question 37/38 - Children of the respondent who live in another household

Record, according to sex, the number of respondent's children who are alive but not living in the household.

When the person does not have children living in another household, mark Box 7 - Does not have - and if she does not know at least one of the sexes, mark Box 8 - Does not know.

Question 39/40 - Respondent's children born alive but who have since died

Record, according to sex, the number of the enumerated woman's children born alive who have since died.

Do not fail to include children who died during the first hours of life.

When there are no children born alive who have since died, mark Box 7 - Does not have - and if the enumerated woman does not know at least one of the sexes, mark Box 8 - Does not know.


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Brazil 2000 — source variable BR2000A_0547 — Total number of children born alive
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For women 10 years old and older (born up to July 7, 1990)
[Applies to questions 4.62 - 4.67]


4.62 How many children born alive did you have by July 31, 2000?

_ _ 1 male
_ _ 3 female
[] 0 none


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For women age 10 or over (born on or before 07/31/1990)
[Applies to questions 4.62 - 4.67]


Question 4.62 - How many children born alive did you have on or before July 31, 2000?

Consider as a child born alive one who, after complete expulsion or extraction from the mother's body, regardless of the duration of the pregnancy, showed some sign of life (breathing, crying, voluntary movements of muscles, heartbeat, etc.), even if it died shortly after.

Record, according to sex, the number of children born alive on or before July 31, 2000.

If the children born alive are of the same sex, record 0 (zero) in the field corresponding to the other sex.

Mark None when the person had not had any children born alive on or before July 31, 2000.


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Brazil 2010 — source variable BR2010A_0493 — Total number of children born alive as of July 31, 2010
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6. Resident characteristics


Fertility
For women aged 10 years or more
[Questions 6.63 to 6.69 were asked for women aged 10 years or more]


6.63 How many live births did you have up to July 31, 2010?

[] 1 Live births

6.631 _ _ number of male children (go to 6.64)
6.632 _ _ number of female children (go to 6.64)

[] 2 None (skip to 6.69)


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Fertility

For female residents 10 years of age or older


6.63 - How many sons and daughter have you had born alive before July 31, 2010?

1 – Had children born alive
___ Men
___ Women

2 - Had no children (alive)


To answer this question, you should consider as live birth, those which, after birth, regardless of the duration of pregnancy, showed sign of life (breathing, crying, movement of voluntary muscle contraction, heartbeat, etc.), even if he/she died thereafter.

Record by gender, the number of children born alive before July 31, 2010.

For example: if the person had two sons, both should be recorded in category 2 Men and 0 Women.
When the person had no children (alive) before July 31, 2010, mark 2- Had no children (alive).


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Burkina Faso 1985 — source variable BF1985A_0414 — Number of children born alive
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Residents 12 years of age and older
[Questions 16-20 were asked for residents age 12 and older.]


Women only
[Questions 17-20 were asked for females age 12 and older.]


17. Total number of children born alive ____

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Columns 17 to 20 only concern women age 12 or older.


Column seventeen - total number of children born living:

For each resident woman age 12 or older, it is necessary to record the number of children born alive from her first pregnancy to her most recent pregnancy as of the reference date, including:

- Children currently living in the household;
- Children living outside of the household;
- Deceased children.


Abortions, miscarriages and stillbirths are not included in this category.


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Burkina Faso 1996 — source variable BF1996A_0426 — Male live births
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Female residents age 12 years or older:
[Questions P24 to P26 were asked for females 12 years of age or older.]

Survival of children


P24. Live births: How many live births total has [person] had?

Write the given number, divided by sex.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female



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Burkina Faso 1996 — source variable BF1996A_0427 — Female live births
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Female residents age 12 years or older:
[Questions P24 to P26 were asked for females 12 years of age or older.]

Survival of children


P24. Live births: How many live births total has [person] had?

Write the given number, divided by sex.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female



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Burkina Faso 2006 — source variable BF2006A_0430 — Male live births
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Survival of children
[Question P.26-P.28 were asked of female residents age 10 years or older]


P26. Live births:

How many live births total has [the person] had?

Write the given number, divided by sex.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female



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Burkina Faso 2006 — source variable BF2006A_0431 — Female live births
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Survival of children
[Question P.26-P.28 were asked of female residents age 10 years or older]


P26. Live births:

How many live births total has [the person] had?

Write the given number, divided by sex.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female



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Cambodia 1998 — source variable KH1998A_0420 — Children ever born, males
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Form B: Household Questionnaire Part 3: Fertility Information of Females Aged 15 and Over Listed in Column 2 of Part 2

Fertility Information


_ _ 4 Number of Children Born
(Give number in two digits like 01, 02,...................10, 11 etc. If none, write 00)


How many children have been born alive to the woman ?
_ _ (a) Male
_ _ (b) Female

How many of them are living?
_ _ (c) Male
_ _ (d) Female

How many of them have died?
_ _ (e) Male
_ _ (f) Female

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Column 4: Number of Children Born

110. The questions in this Column have been designed in such a way as to elicit the vital information we require without embarrassing the respondents. We have to find out the total number of children born to a woman, number of children living and number of children dead among them. Please remember that the nature of responses you will obtain will depend, to a great extent, on how tactfully you put these questions. Great care must be taken to choose words which, while retaining the exact meaning of the questions, will not give rise to any emotional feelings. Finally, please note that the word "children" in the questions refers to the woman's own offspring of whatever age and sex and not the children of a brother, sister or husband or other relative or non-relative or adopted ones who may be living with her. You should also note that some of the respondents may be old and their memory weak. You should, therefore, exercise patience and help them to recollect the correct number of children born to them. If no child is reported for any of the questions, write 00 in the column concerned.

Note: It is common experience that the birth of the child may not be reported readily if the child is not actually surviving at the time of enumeration. Infant deaths are still high in the country. There is a chance of a number of such cases being missed unless specifically questioned about. It is necessary to record all live births even if the child has died soon thereafter or had not survived to the day of enumeration. Where a woman first answers that no child was ever born to her, you may perhaps question her as follows: "It has been found in some houses that a child was born and had died soon after or a few days or months later and such cases had not been reported. It is my hope that there are no such cases here. Am I right?" This may bring in the required response. If she reports 'No' then you can be sure that no birth has been missed.
Columns 4: (a) and (b): How many Children have been born alive to you? (Separately by males in column (a) and females in Column (b))


111. Record the number of children born alive to the respondent in the space provided, for male children in Column (a) and for female children in Column (b). Give the number in two digits as instructed at the heading of this column. When administering this question care must be taken to ensure that only the number of children born alive to a respondent is recorded. When a child is not born alive it is called a still birth. Still births should not be included while furnishing information in Columns 4 (a) or 4 (b).

112. It is therefore necessary for you to know the definition of live birth (or children born alive). It is as follows:-

Live birth is the complete expulsion (delivery) or extraction from its mother of a product of conception (baby), irrespective of the duration of pregnancy. The baby after such separation, breathes or shows other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such birth is considered as a live-birth.

To put it in simple terms, a live birth is one in which the baby has cried.

Columns 4: (c) and (d): How many of them are living? (separately for male children living in Column (c) and female children living in Column (d))


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Cambodia 1998 — source variable KH1998A_0421 — Children ever born, females
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Form B: Household Questionnaire Part 3: Fertility Information of Females Aged 15 and Over Listed in Column 2 of Part 2

Fertility Information


_ _ 4 Number of Children Born
(Give number in two digits like 01, 02,...................10, 11 etc. If none, write 00)


How many children have been born alive to the woman ?
_ _ (a) Male
_ _ (b) Female

How many of them are living?
_ _ (c) Male
_ _ (d) Female

How many of them have died?
_ _ (e) Male
_ _ (f) Female

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Column 4: Number of Children Born

110. The questions in this Column have been designed in such a way as to elicit the vital information we require without embarrassing the respondents. We have to find out the total number of children born to a woman, number of children living and number of children dead among them. Please remember that the nature of responses you will obtain will depend, to a great extent, on how tactfully you put these questions. Great care must be taken to choose words which, while retaining the exact meaning of the questions, will not give rise to any emotional feelings. Finally, please note that the word "children" in the questions refers to the woman's own offspring of whatever age and sex and not the children of a brother, sister or husband or other relative or non-relative or adopted ones who may be living with her. You should also note that some of the respondents may be old and their memory weak. You should, therefore, exercise patience and help them to recollect the correct number of children born to them. If no child is reported for any of the questions, write 00 in the column concerned.

Note: It is common experience that the birth of the child may not be reported readily if the child is not actually surviving at the time of enumeration. Infant deaths are still high in the country. There is a chance of a number of such cases being missed unless specifically questioned about. It is necessary to record all live births even if the child has died soon thereafter or had not survived to the day of enumeration. Where a woman first answers that no child was ever born to her, you may perhaps question her as follows: "It has been found in some houses that a child was born and had died soon after or a few days or months later and such cases had not been reported. It is my hope that there are no such cases here. Am I right?" This may bring in the required response. If she reports 'No' then you can be sure that no birth has been missed.
Columns 4: (a) and (b): How many Children have been born alive to you? (Separately by males in column (a) and females in Column (b))


111. Record the number of children born alive to the respondent in the space provided, for male children in Column (a) and for female children in Column (b). Give the number in two digits as instructed at the heading of this column. When administering this question care must be taken to ensure that only the number of children born alive to a respondent is recorded. When a child is not born alive it is called a still birth. Still births should not be included while furnishing information in Columns 4 (a) or 4 (b).

112. It is therefore necessary for you to know the definition of live birth (or children born alive). It is as follows:-

Live birth is the complete expulsion (delivery) or extraction from its mother of a product of conception (baby), irrespective of the duration of pregnancy. The baby after such separation, breathes or shows other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such birth is considered as a live-birth.

To put it in simple terms, a live birth is one in which the baby has cried.

Columns 4: (c) and (d): How many of them are living? (separately for male children living in Column (c) and female children living in Column (d))


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Cambodia 2004 — source variable KH2004A_0427 — Children ever born male
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Form B: Household questionnaire Part 3

Part 3: Fertility information of females aged 15 and over listed in column 2 of part 2

[Questions 1-8 were asked of females age 15 and older]

Fertility information

Number of children born (give number in two digits, like 01, 02... 10, 11, etc. If none, write 00)

[4] How many children have been born alive to the woman?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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82. Filling-in of Form B Household Questionnaire: Part 3: Fertility Information of Females Aged 15 and over Listed in Columns 2 of Part 2
This part of the questionnaire relates to fertility information. These questions will be asked in the case of female aged 15 and over in the household who have already been enumerated in part 2 of Form B household Questionnaire. Note that fertility information should be collected in column 4 to 6 for all women ages 15 and about in the household irrespective of their age or marital status. In other words, this will include elderly women and women who were never married, widowed, divorced, or separated.

86. Column 4, 5, 6: Number of children born.
The questions in these Columns have been designed in such a way as to elicit the vital information we require without embarrassing the respondents. We have to find out the total number of children born to a woman, number of children living and number of children dead among them. Please remember that the nature of responses you will obtain will depend, to a great extent, on how tactfully you put these questions. Great care must be taken to choose words which, while retaining the exact meaning of the questions will not give rise to any emotional feelings Finally, please note that the word "children" in the questions refer to the woman's own offspring of whatever age and sex and not the children of a brother, sister or husband or other relative or non-relative or adopted ones who may be living with her. You should also note that some of the respondents may be old and their memory weak. You should, therefore, exercise patience and help them to recollect the correct number of children born to them. If no child is reported for any of the questions, write 00 in the Column concerned.

Note: It is common experience that the birth of child may not be reported readily if the child is not actually surviving at the time of enumeration. Infant deaths are still high in the country. There is a chance of a number of such cases being missed unless specifically questioned about. It is necessary to record all live births even if the child has died soon thereafter or had not survived to the day of enumeration. Where a woman first answers that no child was ever born to her, you may perhaps question as follows: "It has been found in some houses that a child was born and had died soon after or a few days or month later and such cases had not been reported. It is my hope that there are no such cases here. Am I right?". This may bring in the required response. If she reports 'No' then you can be sure that no birth has been missed.

87. Columns 4: (a) and (b): How many Children have been born alive to you? (Separately by males in column (a) and females in column (b))
Record the number of children born alive to the respondent in the space provided, for male children in column (a) and for female children in column (b) Give the number in two digits as instructed at the heading of this column. When administering the question care must be taken to ensure that only the number of children born alive to a respondent is recorded. When a child is not born alive it is called a still birth and it should not be included while furnishing information in columns 4 (a) or (b).

87.1 It is therefore necessary for you to know the information of live birth (or children born alive). It is as follows:

Live birth is the complete expulsion (delivery) or extraction from its mother of a product of conception (baby), irrespective of the duration of pregnancy. The baby after such separation, breathes or shows other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such delivery is considered as alive-birth.
To put it in simple terms, a live birth is one in which the baby has cried.


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Cambodia 2004 — source variable KH2004A_0428 — Children ever born female
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Form B: Household questionnaire Part 3

Part 3: Fertility information of females aged 15 and over listed in column 2 of part 2

[Questions 1-8 were asked of females age 15 and older]

Fertility information

Number of children born (give number in two digits, like 01, 02... 10, 11, etc. If none, write 00)

[4] How many children have been born alive to the woman?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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82. Filling-in of Form B Household Questionnaire: Part 3: Fertility Information of Females Aged 15 and over Listed in Columns 2 of Part 2
This part of the questionnaire relates to fertility information. These questions will be asked in the case of female aged 15 and over in the household who have already been enumerated in part 2 of Form B household Questionnaire. Note that fertility information should be collected in column 4 to 6 for all women ages 15 and about in the household irrespective of their age or marital status. In other words, this will include elderly women and women who were never married, widowed, divorced, or separated.

86. Column 4, 5, 6: Number of children born.
The questions in these Columns have been designed in such a way as to elicit the vital information we require without embarrassing the respondents. We have to find out the total number of children born to a woman, number of children living and number of children dead among them. Please remember that the nature of responses you will obtain will depend, to a great extent, on how tactfully you put these questions. Great care must be taken to choose words which, while retaining the exact meaning of the questions will not give rise to any emotional feelings Finally, please note that the word "children" in the questions refer to the woman's own offspring of whatever age and sex and not the children of a brother, sister or husband or other relative or non-relative or adopted ones who may be living with her. You should also note that some of the respondents may be old and their memory weak. You should, therefore, exercise patience and help them to recollect the correct number of children born to them. If no child is reported for any of the questions, write 00 in the Column concerned.

Note: It is common experience that the birth of child may not be reported readily if the child is not actually surviving at the time of enumeration. Infant deaths are still high in the country. There is a chance of a number of such cases being missed unless specifically questioned about. It is necessary to record all live births even if the child has died soon thereafter or had not survived to the day of enumeration. Where a woman first answers that no child was ever born to her, you may perhaps question as follows: "It has been found in some houses that a child was born and had died soon after or a few days or month later and such cases had not been reported. It is my hope that there are no such cases here. Am I right?". This may bring in the required response. If she reports 'No' then you can be sure that no birth has been missed.

87. Columns 4: (a) and (b): How many Children have been born alive to you? (Separately by males in column (a) and females in column (b))
Record the number of children born alive to the respondent in the space provided, for male children in column (a) and for female children in column (b) Give the number in two digits as instructed at the heading of this column. When administering the question care must be taken to ensure that only the number of children born alive to a respondent is recorded. When a child is not born alive it is called a still birth and it should not be included while furnishing information in columns 4 (a) or (b).

87.1 It is therefore necessary for you to know the information of live birth (or children born alive). It is as follows:

Live birth is the complete expulsion (delivery) or extraction from its mother of a product of conception (baby), irrespective of the duration of pregnancy. The baby after such separation, breathes or shows other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such delivery is considered as alive-birth.
To put it in simple terms, a live birth is one in which the baby has cried.


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Cambodia 2008 — source variable KH2008A_0429 — Children ever born, male
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[Questions 1-6 were asked of females age 15 and older]


Number of children born
(Give number in two digits, like: 01, 02... 10, 11, etc. If none, write 00)


4. How many children have been born alive to the woman?

a. Male _ _
b. Female _ _

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Filling in of Form B Household Questionnaire Part 3: Fertility Information of Females Aged 15 and over Listed in Column 2 of Part 2
[p.46]
110. This part of the questionnaire relates to fertility information. These questions will be asked in the case of females aged 15 and over in the household who have already been enumerated in Part 2 of Form B Household Questionnaire. Note that fertility information should be collected for all women aged 15 and above in the household irrespective of their age or marital status. In other words, this will include elderly women and women who were never married, married, widowed, divorced or separated.

110.1 You have already listed the names of usual members present and visitors present in the household on Census Night in Column 2 of Part 2. You have also filled in Columns 3 to 23 of Part 2. Now you have to first identify from Columns 2, 4 and 5 of Part 2, all females aged 15 and over in the household. As an indication that you have identified each such female, you should tick mark the serial number of the female concerned in Column 1 of Part 2. You have to collect fertility information about these women and record them in Columns 4 to 8 of Form B Part 3 of the questionnaire. The following are the instructions for filling in Columns 1 to 8 of Form B Part 3 of the questionnaire:


Columns 4 to 6: Number of Children Born

114. The questions in this Column have been designed in such a way as to elicit the vital information we require without embarrassing the respondents. We have to find out the total number of children born to a woman, number of children living and number of children dead among them. Please remember that the nature of responses you will obtain will depend, to a great extent, on how tactfully you put these questions. Great care must be taken to choose words which, while retaining the exact meaning of the questions, will not give rise to any emotional feelings. Finally, please note that the word "children" in the questions refers to the woman's own offspring of whatever age and sex and not the children of a brother, sister or husband or other relative or non-relative or adopted ones who may be living with her. You should also note that some of the respondents may be old and their memory weak. You should, therefore, exercise patience and help them to recollect the correct number of children born to them. If no child is reported for any of the questions, write 00 in the column concerned.

114.1 It is common experience that the birth of the child may not be reported readily if the child is not actually surviving at the time of enumeration. Infant deaths are still high in the country. There is a chance of a number of such cases being missed unless specifically questioned about. It is necessary to record all live births even if the child has died soon thereafter or had not survived to the day of enumeration. Where a woman first answers that no child was ever born to her, you may perhaps question her as follows: "It has been found in some houses that a child was born and had died soon after or a few days or months later and such cases had not been reported. It is my hope that there are no such cases here. Am I right?" This may bring in the required response. If she reports "No" then you can be sure that no birth has been missed.


Columns 4: (a) and (b): How many Children have been born alive to the woman? (Separately by males in Column (a) and females in Column (b))

115. Record the number of children born alive to the respondent in the space provided, for male children in Column (a) and for female children in Column (b). Give the number in two digits as instructed at the heading of this column. When administering this question, care must be taken to ensure that only the number of children born alive to a respondent is recorded. When a child is not born alive it is called a still birth. Still births should not be included while furnishing information in Columns 4 (a) or 4 (b).

116. It is therefore necessary for you to know the definition of live birth (or children born alive). It is as follows:

Live birth is the complete expulsion (delivery) or extraction from its mother of a product of conception (baby), irrespective of the duration of pregnancy. The baby, after such separation, breathes or shows other evidence of life
[p.48]
such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such birth is considered as a live birth.

To put it in simple terms, a live birth is one in which the baby has cried.


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Cambodia 2008 — source variable KH2008A_0430 — Children ever born, female
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Form B: household questionnaire - part 3: fertility information of females aged 15 and over listed in column 2 of part 2
[Questions 1-6 were asked of females age 15 and older]


Number of children born
(Give number in two digits, like: 01, 02... 10, 11, etc. If none, write 00)


4. How many children have been born alive to the woman?

a. Male _ _
b. Female _ _

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Filling in of Form B Household Questionnaire Part 3: Fertility Information of Females Aged 15 and over Listed in Column 2 of Part 2
[p.46]
110. This part of the questionnaire relates to fertility information. These questions will be asked in the case of females aged 15 and over in the household who have already been enumerated in Part 2 of Form B Household Questionnaire. Note that fertility information should be collected for all women aged 15 and above in the household irrespective of their age or marital status. In other words, this will include elderly women and women who were never married, married, widowed, divorced or separated.

110.1 You have already listed the names of usual members present and visitors present in the household on Census Night in Column 2 of Part 2. You have also filled in Columns 3 to 23 of Part 2. Now you have to first identify from Columns 2, 4 and 5 of Part 2, all females aged 15 and over in the household. As an indication that you have identified each such female, you should tick mark the serial number of the female concerned in Column 1 of Part 2. You have to collect fertility information about these women and record them in Columns 4 to 8 of Form B Part 3 of the questionnaire. The following are the instructions for filling in Columns 1 to 8 of Form B Part 3 of the questionnaire:


Columns 4 to 6: Number of Children Born

114. The questions in this Column have been designed in such a way as to elicit the vital information we require without embarrassing the respondents. We have to find out the total number of children born to a woman, number of children living and number of children dead among them. Please remember that the nature of responses you will obtain will depend, to a great extent, on how tactfully you put these questions. Great care must be taken to choose words which, while retaining the exact meaning of the questions, will not give rise to any emotional feelings. Finally, please note that the word "children" in the questions refers to the woman's own offspring of whatever age and sex and not the children of a brother, sister or husband or other relative or non-relative or adopted ones who may be living with her. You should also note that some of the respondents may be old and their memory weak. You should, therefore, exercise patience and help them to recollect the correct number of children born to them. If no child is reported for any of the questions, write 00 in the column concerned.

114.1 It is common experience that the birth of the child may not be reported readily if the child is not actually surviving at the time of enumeration. Infant deaths are still high in the country. There is a chance of a number of such cases being missed unless specifically questioned about. It is necessary to record all live births even if the child has died soon thereafter or had not survived to the day of enumeration. Where a woman first answers that no child was ever born to her, you may perhaps question her as follows: "It has been found in some houses that a child was born and had died soon after or a few days or months later and such cases had not been reported. It is my hope that there are no such cases here. Am I right?" This may bring in the required response. If she reports "No" then you can be sure that no birth has been missed.


Columns 4: (a) and (b): How many Children have been born alive to the woman? (Separately by males in Column (a) and females in Column (b))

115. Record the number of children born alive to the respondent in the space provided, for male children in Column (a) and for female children in Column (b). Give the number in two digits as instructed at the heading of this column. When administering this question, care must be taken to ensure that only the number of children born alive to a respondent is recorded. When a child is not born alive it is called a still birth. Still births should not be included while furnishing information in Columns 4 (a) or 4 (b).

116. It is therefore necessary for you to know the definition of live birth (or children born alive). It is as follows:

Live birth is the complete expulsion (delivery) or extraction from its mother of a product of conception (baby), irrespective of the duration of pregnancy. The baby, after such separation, breathes or shows other evidence of life
[p.48]
such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such birth is considered as a live birth.

To put it in simple terms, a live birth is one in which the baby has cried.


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Cambodia 2013 — source variable KH2013A_0455 — Children ever born
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[Questions 1-7 were asked of females age 15 and older]

Fertility information

Number of children born (give number in two digits, like: 01, 02... 10, 11, etc. If none, write 00)

5. How many children have been born alive to the woman?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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87. Column 5, 6, 7: number of children born.

The questions in these columns have been designed in such a way as to elicit the vital information we require without embarrassing the respondents. We have to find out the total number of children born to a woman, number of children living and number of children dead among them. Please remember that the nature of responses you will obtain will depend, to a great extent, on how tactfully you put these questions. Great care must be taken to choose words which, while retaining the exact meaning of the questions will not give rise to any emotional feelings. Finally, please note that the word "children" in the questions refer to the woman's own offspring of whatever age and sex and not the children of a brother, sister or husband or other relative or non-relative or adopted ones who may be living with her. You should also note that some of the respondents may be old and their memory weak. You should, therefore, exercise patience and help them to recollect the correct number of children born to them. If no child is reported for any of the questions, write 00 in the column concerned.

Note: it is common experience that the birth of child may not be reported readily if the child is not actually surviving at the time of enumeration. Infant deaths are still high in the country. There is a chance of a number of such cases being missed unless specifically questioned about. It is necessary to record all live births even if the child has died soon thereafter or had not survived to the day of enumeration. Where a woman first answers that no child was ever born to her, you may perhaps question as follows: "It has been found in some houses that a child was born and had died soon after or a few days or month later and such cases had not been reported. It is my hope that there are no such cases here. Am I right?" This may bring in the required response. If she reports 'No' then you can be sure that no birth has been missed.

88. Columns 5: (a) and (b): how many children have been born alive to you? (separately by males in column (a) and females in column (b))

Record the number of children born alive to the respondent in the space provided, for male children in column (a) and for female children in column (b).Give the number in two digits as instructed at the heading of this column. When administering the question care must be taken to ensure that only the number of children born alive to a respondent is recorded. When a child is not born alive it is called a still birth and it should not be included while furnishing information in columns 5(a) or (b).

88.1 It is therefore necessary for you to know the meaning of live birth (or children born alive). It is as follows:

[p. 39]

Live birth is the complete expulsion (delivery) or extraction from its mother of a product of conception (baby), irrespective of the duration of pregnancy. The baby after such separation, breathes or shows other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such delivery is considered as alive-birth. To put it in simple terms, a live birth is one in which the baby has cried.


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Cameroon 2005 — source variable CM2005A_0516 — Children born alive
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Females 12 and above
[Questions 34-36 were asked of females age 12 and older.]


34. How many live births has she ever had?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female


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34. Woman's name and number of live born children

Live births
Live births means all products of conception which, after expulsion or extraction from the mother's body, shows any sign of life, like crying, tears, breathing, heartbeat, motility, even if it only lived a few minutes after birth.
-Write down the name of the each woman age 12 or older respecting the order number of the registration rank of the first page of the questionnaire.


[Example omitted]

Q: Did ______ deliver a live baby?
If the answer is no:
-Mark in the reserved space 00 for the male sex and 00 for the female sex in Q. 34 and Q35

If the answer is yes:
-Ask the number of male births and the number of female births;
-Mark the number of children of male sex and the number of children of female sex declared in the reserved space.



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Canada 1971 — source variable CA1971A_0425 — Number of children ever born
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[Questions 22-40 were asked of persons age 15+, per question 21.]


29. How many babies have you had not counting stillbirths?

[Question 29 was asked of women ever married.]
[] None
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10
[] 11
[] 12
[] 13
[] 14

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28 and 29. Note that these questions refer only to persons who are now married or have been married at one time. Question 28 is to be answered by both men and women and Question 29 by women only.
28. If you have been married more than once, report only the date of your first marriage.
29. Count all babies born alive that you have ever had, whether born of this marriage or any previous marriage. Include those who died after birth and those now residing elsewhere. Do not include adopted or stepchildren. Fill the "None" circle if you never had a baby.

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Canada 1981 — source variable CA1981A_0415 — Number of children ever born
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[Questions 31-46 were asked of persons age 15+, per question 30.]


37. How many children were born to you?

For women who are married or have ever been married.
Count all children including those who may have died since birth or who may now be living elsewhere. However do not include stillbirths.)
[] None
Or
[] Number of children _ _


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Canada 1991 — source variable CA1991A_0412 — Children ever born
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STEP 10: Answer Questions 20 to 45 for each person aged 15 and over.


23. For women only:

How many children were ever born to this person?
Count all children including those who may have died since birth or who may now be living elsewhere. Do not include stillbirths.
[] None
Or
[] Number of children ____

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Question 23: Number of births
Information on the number of children born to women is used to estimate the long-term growth of the population. Such information is also needed for understanding the difference in childbearing patterns between various social and economic groups.
Only complete this question for women who are 15 years of age and over. Mark the circle labelled None if the woman has never given birth to a live infant. Otherwise, enter the number of children born to her in the box provided. Do not count stillbirths, stepchildren, foster children or adopted children, but include children who are not now living, and those who are currently living somewhere else.


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Chile 1960 — source variable CL1960A_0413 — Number of live births
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6. Number of children. ____

For women 12 years of age and older.

Write the number of children born alive, excluding those stillborn.

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Column 6: Number of children. This question should be asked only of all women 12 years old or older. Record the total number of children born alive, including children who have died and excluding both aborted children and stillborn children. If one reports not to have had any children born alive or who have died, draw a short horizontal line. The question should be asked of all women over the age specified [12 or over], without taking into account the marital status they have reported.

It should be noted that there is a tendency to forget or not report live-born children who are not at home with the mother, because of living at teaching establishments or living with other relatives, which tends to happen with children from previous marriages and consensual unions.

For this reason, the enumerator should try to obtain the most precise figure possible of the total number of live-born children the mothers have had. At the same time, they must use extreme courtesy and discretion when asking the question. Despite everything, just because someone refuses to answer or criticizes the enumerator's questions about possible children of a single mother, this should not be a reason to stop asking the same question in all households to be enumerated, explaining that this is a necessary piece of data in order to know the fertility in our country.


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Chile 1970 — source variable CL1970A_0440 — Children ever born, live and stillbirth
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IV -- Fertility

Only for women 15 years of age and older

17. Number of children:

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IV. Fertility Rate

Only for women 15 and older

The questions included under this title should be asked of all women 15 and older, regardless of their marital status. Ask the questions exactly as they are written, waiting for a response to each item (A, B, C, etc.) before continuing on to the next one.

If the answer to item A) How many live-born and stillborn children have you had?, is "none," record zero, zero (00). Conversely, if the response is affirmative, record the number of children and ask all of the following questions, even though they may seem obvious.

If the number of children had by a woman is unknown, or if the person doesn't respond to this question, record XX after item A).

In order to answer the questions, it is necessary for you to remember the following definitions:

Born alive: A child who, upon being born, breathes, cries, or moves. If the child demonstrated any of these signs of life and then died, it is a "child born alive."

Stillborn: A child who, upon being born, doesn't show any sign of life. That is, the child doesn't cry, breathe, or move.

[p. 40]

Question No. 17--Number of Children

A. You should record here the total number of children had by the woman, including live-born and stillborn children.

B. Record here, separately, the total number of stillborn children.

C. Again separately, record in this item the total number of children born alive.

D. Of the children born alive, record in this item how many are currently alive.

E. From the total of children born alive, record in this item how many of them have died.


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Chile 1982 — source variable CL1982A_0416 — Children ever born
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For all women 15 years of age and older


15. How many living children have you given birth to?

1 ____
2 ____
3 ____
4 ____
5 ____
6 ____
7 ____
8 ____
9 ____
10 ____
11 ____
12 ____
13 ____
14 or more ____


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15. To how many children born alive have you given birth?

Inquire about the total number of children born alive and fill in the oval corresponding to the number of children reported to you.

[The above directions refer to a picture of question 15 in this section of the enumeration form.]


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Chile 1992 — source variable CL1992A_0409 — Children ever born
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For all women 14 years of age and older [applies to questions 17 to 19]


17. How many children born alive have you had?

[] 0 None
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10
[] 11
[] 12
[] 13
[] 14
[] 15
[] 16
[] 17
[] 18 or more

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[17.] How many children born alive have you had?

Born alive means one who, at the moment of being born, showed signs of life (cried, breathed, moved). If the child died after the birth, it should still be considered born alive.

Circle 0 should be filled in when the woman reports none, then end the interview for this person and continue with the next member of the household, if appropriate.

[The above directions refer to a picture of question 17 in this section of the enumeration form.]


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Chile 2002 — source variable CL2002A_0425 — Children ever born
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Only for women 15 years of age and older


34. What is the total number of sons and daughters born alive you have had?

[] None


If she has not had any children born alive, go on to the next person in the household.

____ Number


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Question 34

If, upon being born, the baby cried, breathed, or moved and then died, this should be considered a live birth. These instructions refer to a graphic of question 34 on the census form.]


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China 1982 — source variable CN1982A_0411 — Number of children ever born
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Women aged 15 to 64
XII. No. of children ever born and currently alive
____ Children born alive
____ Children living at present
_ _ _ _


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12. The total number of children born and the number remaining
alive
. All females of child-bearing age between 15 to 64 should be inquired of. The topic includes two questions: Firstly how many children ever born alive to the woman, namely the total number of live-born children (including children who died shortly after birth); and secondly the number of children [pg. 27] living at the reference time, irrespective of whether they are living together with their mother or not; but the children who are dead at the reference time should be excluded. The total number of children born and the number remaining alive refer only to the children the woman bore herself, not including those left behind by a previous wife or adopted from a relative. Generally speaking, adopted children are not included either. However, with some women who have kept adoption a secret she can register her adopted child as her own-born and presently alive child. The upper age limit for this topic is fixed at 64 to acquire fertility information of pre-liberation days for comparison's sake. The women above 65 years old need not be asked.


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China 1990 — source variable CN1990A_0416 — Number of male births
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14. No. of children ever born and now living:
Women age 15-64.

a) Children born alive:
Male: _____
Female: _____

b) Children living at present:
Male: _____
Female: _____


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14. Number of Children ever born to a Woman and now living ---Those women aged 15-64.

This part includes two questions: (1) the number of males and females born alive to a woman (including those born alive but deceased soon after); (2) the number of living males and females at the time of Census, among those born alive. The number includes those who live in the household as well as those who do not. However, the deceased children before the time of Census are included. Children ever born alive and living at present are biological children and do not include those of husband's ex-wife, step children, and in principle adopted children. For some women who keep the adoptive relationship confidential, the adoptee can be considered as biological children and living children.


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China 1990 — source variable CN1990A_0417 — Number of female births
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14. No. of children ever born and now living:
Women age 15-64.

a) Children born alive:
Male: _____
Female: _____

b) Children living at present:
Male: _____
Female: _____


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14. Number of Children ever born to a Woman and now living ---Those women aged 15-64.

This part includes two questions: (1) the number of males and females born alive to a woman (including those born alive but deceased soon after); (2) the number of living males and females at the time of Census, among those born alive. The number includes those who live in the household as well as those who do not. However, the deceased children before the time of Census are included. Children ever born alive and living at present are biological children and do not include those of husband's ex-wife, step children, and in principle adopted children. For some women who keep the adoptive relationship confidential, the adoptee can be considered as biological children and living children.


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China 2000 — source variable CN2000A_0447 — Children ever born
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For women aged between 15 and 50.
[Questions 25 and 26.]

25. Number of liveborns

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

Number of living children

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Part One. Personal Records

R25 and R26 only apply to female between age 15 and 50.

R25. Number of children born to the respondents
Fill in the number of children ever born to the female respondents by the time of census. Record the number of boys and girls separately.

Number of live-born children records the number of live new-born children the female respondent gave birth to. It includes those born alive but died soon after. Fill in the number of females and males separately. Live-born means: at the time of delivery (no matter how long the duration of pregnancy was), the baby had breath, heartbeat, umbilical pulse, voluntary muscle contraction, or other signals of life.
Number of living children records the number of living females and males that the respondent gave birth to. It includes those who live in the household as well as those who do not.
This question asks about only the biological children and do not include those of husband's ex-wife, step children, and in principle adopted children. For some women who keep the adoptive relationship confidential, the adoptee can be considered as biological children and living children.


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Colombia 1973 — source variable CO1973A_0426 — Children ever born
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D. Fertility characteristics (only for females fifteen years old or more)
[Applies to questions 20 -22]


20. How many live births have you had (during your entire life)?

[] 00 none
number __ __


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Section D. Fertility characteristics

These questions will be asked to all women 15 years old or older. It does not matter if they are single, married, united, widowed or separated.
[Applies to questions 20 -22]


Question No. 20. Total number of children born alive

[Below the text is a form.]

Mark with an "x" the box corresponding to "none" when a woman has not had any children born alive.

Write down in the box corresponding to "number" the total number of children born alive that the woman has had during her whole life. It does not matter if they live or not in the Household that is being enumerated of if they have died.

When for a particular woman one does not know or has no idea of the number of children born alive that she has had, leave the space blank. These cases are presented as an exception.

[p. 58]

Born alive: is a child who when being born breathes, cries or moves. If it showed any of these signs of life and then died it is a life birth. If upon being born that child does not show any of the signs mentioned previously, it is a still birth.


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Colombia 1985 — source variable CO1985A_0420 — Children ever born
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E. For women fifteen years old or older.
[Applies to questions 46 - 50]


46. How many children (live-births) have you had?

[] 00 None (continue with the next person)
Number of live births (continue with number 47) _ _
[] 98 Does not know (continue with number 47)


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E. Only for women 15 years old or older

(Questions 46 to 50)

Take into account that this part of the form is directed only to women and that it should only be filled out for women who are 15 years old or older, even if they are single.


Question No. 46 Children born alive

[Below the text is a form.]

Take into account the following:

Born alive is the child who upon being born, breathes, cries or moves.

If a child, upon being born, shows any of these signs of life and later dies, it is a live birth, and therefore, should be registered in the form. This is clarified because frequently the interviewed mother declares as still born children who, having been born alive, die during their first hours or months of their life.

Mark "x" in box 00 (none), when a mother has not had any children born alive in her life and go to the next person.

Write in the box "number of children born alive" the total number of children born alive that a mother has had during her whole life, even if they are dead.

Mark "x" in box 98 (does not know), when a woman or the interviewed person does not remember or know the number of children born alive that she has had.


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Colombia 1993 — source variable CO1993A_0429 — Sons ever born
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F 4. Ask these questions of all women who are twelve years old or more.


40. How many children have you had in your life (live births)?

_ _ Number of sons
_ _ Number of daughters
00 None (continue with the next person)


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F4. Ask these questions to all women 12 years old or older


40. How many sons or daughters born alive has ... had in her whole life?

Ask the interviewed person for the number of sons and daughters, born alive, that a woman has had during her whole life; write separately, in the corresponding boxes, the number of male and female children.

[Below the text is a form.]

Keep in mind that a mother when taking account of her children can forget some who died or do not live with her. Help with her with questions like "did you count those who are away?", "did you count any who have died".

If the interviewed person has doubts about what "born alive" means you can make it clear in accordance with the following:

Born alive

It is considered that a baby is born alive when at the moment of birth it shows signs of life like breathing, crying or moving. If a child upon being born shows any of these signs of life and then dies, it is born alive, and therefore should be counted.

It is important to keep in mind the previous because some women declare as still born children who, having been born alive, die during their first hours or months of their life.

If a woman or the interviewed person do not remember or do not know the number of male and female children, born alive, that she has had, write "99" in the boxes corresponding to "No. of male children" and "No. of female children" and continue with the next question.


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Colombia 1993 — source variable CO1993A_0430 — Daughters ever born
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F 4. Ask these questions of all women who are twelve years old or more.


40. How many children have you had in your life (live births)?

_ _ Number of sons
_ _ Number of daughters
00 None (continue with the next person)


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F4. Ask these questions to all women 12 years old or older


40. How many sons or daughters born alive has ... had in her whole life?

Ask the interviewed person for the number of sons and daughters, born alive, that a woman has had during her whole life; write separately, in the corresponding boxes, the number of male and female children.

[Below the text is a form.]

Keep in mind that a mother when taking account of her children can forget some who died or do not live with her. Help with her with questions like "did you count those who are away?", "did you count any who have died".

If the interviewed person has doubts about what "born alive" means you can make it clear in accordance with the following:

Born alive

It is considered that a baby is born alive when at the moment of birth it shows signs of life like breathing, crying or moving. If a child upon being born shows any of these signs of life and then dies, it is born alive, and therefore should be counted.

It is important to keep in mind the previous because some women declare as still born children who, having been born alive, die during their first hours or months of their life.

If a woman or the interviewed person do not remember or do not know the number of male and female children, born alive, that she has had, write "99" in the boxes corresponding to "No. of male children" and "No. of female children" and continue with the next question.


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Colombia 2005 — source variable CO2005A_0527 — Number of children born alive
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For women 12 years old or more (generated by the DMC)
[Questions 55-58 were asked of women age 12+.]


55. Has [the respondent] had a son or daughter that was born alive? (basic)

[] 1 Yes

How many? _ _
How many males? _ _
How many females? _ _

[] 2 No (Continue with Control 10)


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Child born alive

It is every newborn child who shows signs of live after birth, like moving, breathing or crying.

If when being born the baby shows any of these signs and a little later died, it is a child born alive. Therefore, it should be included in the number of children had and excluded from the number of surviving children.


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Costa Rica 1973 — source variable CR1973A_0403 — Children ever born
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Only for women 15 years of age and older:
[Applies to questions 5 - 6]


5. How many living children have you had?

[] 00 None
____ Children
[] YY Unknown


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12.- Question No. 5.- Children born alive

All women 15 years old or older should be asked, how many children born alive have you had?

For this the following definition should be taken into account:


Child born alive: is a child who when born breathes, cries and moves. If any of these signs of life manifested themselves and later the child died, it is born alive.

[p. 41]

If when being born the child shows none of the signs mentioned previously, it is a still birth.

It should be kept in mind that generally a woman tends to omit those children who where born alive and died later or at the time of birth, declaring only those that currently are alive, you should insist on this in order to avoid that some children who were born alive do not get written down.

Once the number of children born alive is assured, the name should be written down in the corresponding space. When there are no children born alive mark the circle "None".

When the woman does not know the number of children born alive mark an X in the circle corresponding to "Not Known".

In the case of women 14 years old or less, and for all men, because of not being asked the question, cross out the corresponding box with a big X.


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Costa Rica 1984 — source variable CR1984A_0426 — Children ever born
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Only for women 15 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 17 - 18]


17. Children born alive

[] 00 None
_ _ Children


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Fifth block of questions: only for women 15 years old and older

This is the last block of questions of the Population Form. They are written as you can see in the questionnaire as two questions, 17 and 18, and only should be applied to women 15 years old or older.


Question 17: Children born alive

The information about the number of children born alive should cover all children born alive had by each woman 15 years old or older to the date of the census, without the marital state of the woman being important; keep in mind that this number does not include still births.

[Below the text is a form.]

Referring to the person that is being enumerated at the moment, ask the person: How many children born alive have you had? Write down the number of children according to the following lines: always put two digits, that is to say, if it is one, write 01; if it is two children, 02 and so on.

Before making the annotation, keep the following in mind:

a. All boys and girls born alive will be included even if they died immediately after the birth.
b. All boys and girls of all marriages or unions that the mother has had should be considered, in case she had some children while single.
c. Do not forget children who do not currently live with their mother.


{Definition of Born Alive}

Consider a child born alive as one who upon being born breathes or makes any other sign of life independently of dying moments after being born.


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Costa Rica 2000 — source variable CR2000A_0432 — Children ever born alive
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For women 12 years of age or older [Applies to questions 19 - 20]

19. How many daughters and sons born alive has ____ had?

[] 00 None
_ _ Total
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Fourth Block:

For women 12 years old or older


Question 19: Children Born Alive

This question is asked with the purpose of determining the total number of daughters and sons born alive by each woman in her whole reproductive life, without her marital state or union being important and being able to know the contribution of fertility to the increase of the population.

[To the right of the text is a form.]

To collect this information keep in mind that:

a. A child born alive is one who when being born breathes and shows any other sign of life, independently if it dies moments after having been born. For practical effects a child born alive is one who cries during the birth even when dying minutes later.

b. The sum of all daughters and sons born alive from all marriages or unions that the woman has had should be considered, even those born when single.

c. It will include all daughters and sons born alive, independently if they have died, if they live with the mother or if they live abroad.

d. Do not forget to request this information also to single women and adolescents.

e. Do not include adoptive children.

f. If the total number is less than 10, always add a zero to the left.


For women who have never had children, mark the circle corresponding to "None" and go to the next person.


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Costa Rica 2011 — source variable CR2011A_0445 — Number of live births
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Only for women 12 years or older
[Questions 30 and 31 were only asked of women aged 12 and older]

30. How many live-birth children has [the respondent] had?

_ _ Total (go to 31)
[] 00 None (go to the next person)
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Questions 30 and 31 are asked only of women 12 years of age and older.

Question 30: Sons and daughters born live

Only for women 12 years or older

30. How many live birth children has [name] had?

_ _ Total (go to 31)
[] 00 None (go to the next person)

A live born person is one that cries upon birth even if he/her dies minutes later. This question must be asked of all the women 12 years and older, without considering marital status. In order to collect this information, keep in mind that:

You must consider the total number of live born sons and daughters of all the matrimonies or unions that the women has had, such as those had while being single and inclusive of those given up for adoption.

This includes all the live born sons and daughters, independently of whether they have passed away, live with the mother, or are married, united, or live abroad.

Do not forget to request this information from single and adolescent women.

Do not include the adopted sons and daughters.

For the women that have never had children or children that were not born live, fill the option corresponding with "none" and go to the next person.


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Dominican Republic 1970 — source variable DO1970A_0423 — Children ever born
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For women of appropriate age

17. Fertility (Only for women 15 years of age or older of whatever marital status)

a) What is the total number of children born alive to the enumerated person?

b) How many children of the enumerated person are currently alive? (Even though they may not live in this household)

c) (Only for women 15 to 49 years of age) How many children were born alive to the enumerated person during 1969?
Write these answers in the form of numbers:
a) ____ Total children born alive
b) ____ Number of children currently alive
c) ____ Number of children born alive during 1969
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11.5.5. Fertility. This question is presented to women, irrespective of their legal marital status or de facto conjugal status. Three distinct aspects of fertility are investigated on the census form. For the first two, letters a) and b), the reference period is, practically, all of the fertile life of the woman; that is, these two aspects should be investigated for all women 15 years of age and older. The third aspect, letter c), however, has a more limited reference period; that is, it is only investigated for women from 15 to 49 years of age.

Letter a) of question 17 refers to the total number of children born alive to each enumerated woman 15 years of age and older. Not taken into account is whether they are alive or not at the time of the census or the age of death. A child born alive is any child that had shown any sign of life (cry, scream, breathing) after the complete separation from the mother's body. It is not necessary to consider the duration of the pregnancy or the amount of time the child was alive; it is sufficient that the child had survived for an instant after the separation from the mother. It is also not necessary for the umbilical cord (bellybutton cord) to have been cut; it is sufficient for the entire body of the child to have been expelled or extracted from the womb. Therefore, children born without life (dead), abortions, or miscarriages are not counted.

Letter b) of question 17 refers to the total number of children alive at the time of the census; that is, those that are alive at midnight of January 8-9 of 1970. Therefore, those who passed away before and those born after the "census moment" are excluded.

Letter c) of question 17 refers to the children born alive between the January 1 and December 31 of 1969 to all of the enumerated women from 15 to 49 years of age.

It is important that the questions be presented carefully in order to avoid erroneous answers.


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Dominican Republic 1981 — source variable DO1981A_0451 — Male children born alive
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For women 12 years of age and older [Applies to questions 66-72.]

D. Fertility Characteristics

66. How many children born alive have you had in total?

____ Total
____ Males
____ Females
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For women 12 years of age and older

Question 66:How many total children born alive have you had?
(It should be indicated that a child born alive is one who showed some sign of life at birth, e.g. breathing, crying, movement, even if the child passed away immediately; therefore it should be included)

The total number of children born alive is recorded.

The number of males and females is recorded and the corresponding circles are filled in.

If there were no children born alive, the number "0" (zero) is recorded and the zero circles are filled in.


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Dominican Republic 1981 — source variable DO1981A_0452 — Female children born alive
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For women 12 years of age and older [Applies to questions 66-72.]

D. Fertility Characteristics

66. How many children born alive have you had in total?

____ Total
____ Males
____ Females
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For women 12 years of age and older

Question 66:How many total children born alive have you had?
(It should be indicated that a child born alive is one who showed some sign of life at birth, e.g. breathing, crying, movement, even if the child passed away immediately; therefore it should be included)

The total number of children born alive is recorded.

The number of males and females is recorded and the corresponding circles are filled in.

If there were no children born alive, the number "0" (zero) is recorded and the zero circles are filled in.


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Dominican Republic 2002 — source variable DO2002A_0475 — Total live births
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For women of 15 years old and more
[Questions 64-67 were asked for women age 15+.]

64. In total, how many live-born children has [the respondent] had, including those that died a few hours or days after birth? If any, indicate the number; if not, fill the oval box, and skip to the next person.

_ _ Sons
_ _ Daughters
[] None
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Questions 64-67 should only be asked to women who are 15 years old or older.

Question 64: In total, how many live births has (NAME) had, even if the baby died a few hours or days after being born?
Consider live births to be only those that "after being pushed out or removed from the mother's womb, was breathing or with some other vital signs, such as heartbeat, a pulsating umbilical cord, or muscle movements or voluntary contractions, regardless of whether the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta has been removed or not".

Record in each box the total number of male children and female children that the woman has born.
If the woman answered that she has not had any female or male children alive, fill in the bubble to none and continue with the next person.

In the case that all children are male record "00" in female children, and if all children are female record "00" in male children.


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Dominican Republic 2010 — source variable DO2010A_0469 — Children ever born
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For women age 15 and older (check from questions 27 and 29)
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Question 56. In total, how many children has [the respondent] had, even if the baby died a few hours or days after being born?

The purpose of this question and the following questions is to gather information in order to estimate two important demographic variables: mortality and fertility.

All children born alive are considered alive if they are breathing, had heart beat or any other sign of life. Ask the mother about her live births, since it is common for mothers to not count as live births those children who were born alive but died a few hours or days after being born.

Read the information above question 56 which indicated that the question is only for women age 15 or older. Therefore you should only ask this question to all women who are 15 years old or older, as stated in the instructions you should check the age and sex of the women from questions 27 and 29.


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Ecuador 1974 — source variable EC1974A_0421 — Children ever born
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D. Fertility characteristics


Only for women 15 years of age and older[Applies to questions 16,17,18]


16. How many children born alive have you had?

[] 00 None Skip to question 19
____ Number
[] 99 Unknown


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D. Marital and fertility characteristics

[This is the second section D. in the enumerator's manual. On the enumeration form, this section has the title "fertility characteristics."]


Question No. 22

[The following directions refer to a graphic representing question 22, "how many children born alive have you had?", in this section of the enumeration form.]

Ask this question of all women 15 years and older, regardless of their marital status.

[Note that this question corresponds to question 16 on the enumeration form.]


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Ecuador 1982 — source variable EC1982A_0429 — Children ever born
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Only for women 15 years of age and older


17. How many children born alive have you had?

[] 00 None Skip to question 21

____ Number

[] 99 Unknown


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Questions 17, 18, 19 and 20, which refer to fertility and death characteristics, should be asked only of women 15 years of age and older.


Question 17. How many children born alive have you had in all?

It is imperative to emphasize the question in the sense that it refers to all children born alive, and does not distinguish between those that may have died and those that are currently alive.

Take into account the fact that informants tend to omit those children who died shortly after birth.

If the answer to this question is none, continue directly to question no. 21.


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Ecuador 1990 — source variable EC1990A_0432 — Children ever born
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Only for women 15 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 19-22.]


19. How many children born alive have you had during your entire life?

[] 00 None - Skip to question 23
____ Number
[] 99 Unknown


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Question 19. What is the total number of live children you have given birth to?

With this question, the goal is to obtain information about all of the sons and daughters who were born alive, born to each woman during their lifetime, including those who live with the woman, those who do not live with the mother and those who have died. Take into account that a child born alive is one that took a breath after birth, cried, or moved, even if the child died soon after being born.

It is indispensable that you emphasize that the question refers to all of the children born alive, since some women (who have had several children), tend to omit the children who died a few hours or days after being born.

After you are sure that you have the total number of children born alive, write the number in the corresponding space.

When they tell you that they have not had any children who were born alive, mark the box None and continue with question 23 about civil or married state.

This question should always have an answer for women 15 years old or more.

[ ] 00 None. Continue with question 28
_____ Number
[ ] 99 Don't know



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Ecuador 2001 — source variable EC2001A_0439 — Children born alive
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Only for female heads of household:


24. What is the total number of live children you have given birth to?

[ ] 98 None; continue with question 28

Number _ _

[ ] 99 Don't know


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Only for women 12 years or age and older

The group of questions from number 24 to number 27 should be asked of women 12 years of age and older.

These questions allow us to know the components of demographic change. When asking these questions, take special care when you interview women under 18 and single women. Explain briefly that this information is important for measuring the levels of fertility and mortality, and for that reason it is necessary to obtain it from all women 12 years of age and older.


Question 24.- How many sons and daughters born alive have you had in your whole life?

[There is a picture of question 24 from this section of the enumeration form.]

With this question we want to obtain information about all of the sons and daughters born alive, had by each woman, in her whole life. Include the sons and daughters that live with the mother, those that don't live with her, and those who have died.

Keep in mind that a son or daughter born alive is a being that, upon being born, breathed, cried, or moved, even though it may have died shortly after being born (even minutes after being born).

It is essential to emphasize that this question refers to all sons and daughters born alive, since some women (who have had various sons or daughters) tend to omit those sons or daughters who died a few hours or days after being born.

Once the person being interviewed or the head of household informs you of the total number of sons and daughters born alive, record the response in the boxes provided.

This question should always include information for women 12 years of age and older.

When they tell you that they haven't had any sons or daughters born alive, mark the box none and continue with question 28 about marital or conjugal status.

[There is a drawing of a woman pregnant with her first child, and the box for none checked.]


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Ecuador 2010 — source variable EC2010A_0480 — Number of children ever born
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Women twelve years old and older
[Questions 36-40 were asked of women 12 years and older.]


36. How many sons and daughters born alive has [the respondent] had during her entire lifetime?

_ _ Total children
_ _ Total males
_ _ Total females
[] 99 Does not know.
[] 0 None (continue with the next person)


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[Section 4]


Step 16: Continue with section 4, information about the population, / F: Fertility and mortality.

  • Follow the sequencial order of the questions.
  • Remember that the questions are only for women 12 years old and older.
  • All of the questions should have an answer, if the informant does not know, mark x as corresponds.
  • If the woman has never had children, mark x in 0 (none) and continue with the next person.
  • Pay attention to the leaps in questions 36 and 40.



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El Salvador 1992 — source variable SV1992A_0417 — Number of children born alive
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V. Information on members of the household


4. Women age 12 or older
[Questions 22-28 were asked of women age 12 or older]


[Questions 23-28 were asked of women age 12 or older who have ever had children, as per question 22.]


23. How many children born alive have you had?

____

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Females age 12 or older
This series of questions will be made exclusively to women age 12 or older. Girls under this age and all men of any age will skip questions 22 to 28, making a diagonal in each square.


23. Total number of live births
How many live births have you had?

In this box the exact number of sons and daughters born alive should be recorded, including all deceased and all currently alive, whether they are residents of the household or not. If the mother has natural children, legitimate or illegitimate, all should be included with no exceptions, but adopted children should not be taken into account.


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El Salvador 2007 — source variable SV2007A_0459 — Number of male children ever born
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[Questions 25-30 are for females age 12 or older]


26. How many live-born children have you had?

Males /_/_/
Females /_/_/

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[Questions 25-30 are for females age 12 or older. For all girls younger than this and for males, cross out questions 25-30 with a diagonal line]


Question 26: How many live-born children have you had?

In this box write the exact number of live born children, including those who are dead and those who are currently alive, whether they are residing in the dwelling or not.

Include all children without exception, regardless of whether the mother had them out of wedlock, whether they were legitimate or illegitimate. Do not include adopted children.


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El Salvador 2007 — source variable SV2007A_0460 — Number of female children ever born
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[Questions 25-30 are for females age 12 or older]


26. How many live-born children have you had?

Males /_/_/
Females /_/_/

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[Questions 25-30 are for females age 12 or older. For all girls younger than this and for males, cross out questions 25-30 with a diagonal line]


Question 26: How many live-born children have you had?

In this box write the exact number of live born children, including those who are dead and those who are currently alive, whether they are residing in the dwelling or not.

Include all children without exception, regardless of whether the mother had them out of wedlock, whether they were legitimate or illegitimate. Do not include adopted children.


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Ethiopia 1984 — source variable ET1984A_0422 — Number of male children living at home
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What is the total number of children ever born to [person]?
37. Living at home
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
38. Living elsewhere
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
39. Dead
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Columns 37 - 40: For All women Ten Years Old and Over

In these columns all women aged ten years and over will be asked the number live birth they have given and the number filled in these columns.

Before entering any data in these columns, it is important to understand the definition of "live birth". Live birth means a newborn baby has life as the time of birth. In general number of babies born live does not include abortion or still birth.

Columns 37 - 39: Total number of children ever born to [the respondent]?

For women ten years and over who has never had children born to them "00" will be entered in the card columns under columns 37, 38 and 39.

Column 37: Living at Home

Number of children by gender living with the household their mother is a member of will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 under column 37. Code "00" will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 for women aged ten years and over if the children do not live with them.

Column 38: Living elsewhere

In column 38 card columns 70 and 71 number of children living elsewhere will be entered by gender. If the children born to the woman do not live elsewhere then "00" will be entered in this column and in card columns 70 and 71.

Column 39: Dead

Number of children dead by gender, if any, will be entered in column 39 card columns 72 and 73. However if there are no children dead "00" will be entered in this column card columns 72 and 73. When filling this column it has to be noted that children dead means those who died after they were born.


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Ethiopia 1984 — source variable ET1984A_0423 — Number of female children living at home
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What is the total number of children ever born to [person]?
37. Living at home
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
38. Living elsewhere
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
39. Dead
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Columns 37 - 40: For All women Ten Years Old and Over

In these columns all women aged ten years and over will be asked the number live birth they have given and the number filled in these columns.

Before entering any data in these columns, it is important to understand the definition of "live birth". Live birth means a newborn baby has life as the time of birth. In general number of babies born live does not include abortion or still birth.

Columns 37 - 39: Total number of children ever born to [the respondent]?

For women ten years and over who has never had children born to them "00" will be entered in the card columns under columns 37, 38 and 39.

Column 37: Living at Home

Number of children by gender living with the household their mother is a member of will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 under column 37. Code "00" will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 for women aged ten years and over if the children do not live with them.

Column 38: Living elsewhere

In column 38 card columns 70 and 71 number of children living elsewhere will be entered by gender. If the children born to the woman do not live elsewhere then "00" will be entered in this column and in card columns 70 and 71.

Column 39: Dead

Number of children dead by gender, if any, will be entered in column 39 card columns 72 and 73. However if there are no children dead "00" will be entered in this column card columns 72 and 73. When filling this column it has to be noted that children dead means those who died after they were born.


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Ethiopia 1984 — source variable ET1984A_0424 — Number of male children living elsewhere
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What is the total number of children ever born to [person]?
37. Living at home
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
38. Living elsewhere
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
39. Dead
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Columns 37 - 40: For All women Ten Years Old and Over

In these columns all women aged ten years and over will be asked the number live birth they have given and the number filled in these columns.

Before entering any data in these columns, it is important to understand the definition of "live birth". Live birth means a newborn baby has life as the time of birth. In general number of babies born live does not include abortion or still birth.

Columns 37 - 39: Total number of children ever born to [the respondent]?

For women ten years and over who has never had children born to them "00" will be entered in the card columns under columns 37, 38 and 39.

Column 37: Living at Home

Number of children by gender living with the household their mother is a member of will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 under column 37. Code "00" will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 for women aged ten years and over if the children do not live with them.

Column 38: Living elsewhere

In column 38 card columns 70 and 71 number of children living elsewhere will be entered by gender. If the children born to the woman do not live elsewhere then "00" will be entered in this column and in card columns 70 and 71.

Column 39: Dead

Number of children dead by gender, if any, will be entered in column 39 card columns 72 and 73. However if there are no children dead "00" will be entered in this column card columns 72 and 73. When filling this column it has to be noted that children dead means those who died after they were born.


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Ethiopia 1984 — source variable ET1984A_0425 — Number of female children living elsewhere
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What is the total number of children ever born to [person]?
37. Living at home
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
38. Living elsewhere
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
39. Dead
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Columns 37 - 40: For All women Ten Years Old and Over

In these columns all women aged ten years and over will be asked the number live birth they have given and the number filled in these columns.

Before entering any data in these columns, it is important to understand the definition of "live birth". Live birth means a newborn baby has life as the time of birth. In general number of babies born live does not include abortion or still birth.

Columns 37 - 39: Total number of children ever born to [the respondent]?

For women ten years and over who has never had children born to them "00" will be entered in the card columns under columns 37, 38 and 39.

Column 37: Living at Home

Number of children by gender living with the household their mother is a member of will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 under column 37. Code "00" will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 for women aged ten years and over if the children do not live with them.

Column 38: Living elsewhere

In column 38 card columns 70 and 71 number of children living elsewhere will be entered by gender. If the children born to the woman do not live elsewhere then "00" will be entered in this column and in card columns 70 and 71.

Column 39: Dead

Number of children dead by gender, if any, will be entered in column 39 card columns 72 and 73. However if there are no children dead "00" will be entered in this column card columns 72 and 73. When filling this column it has to be noted that children dead means those who died after they were born.


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Ethiopia 1984 — source variable ET1984A_0426 — Number of male children dead
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What is the total number of children ever born to [person]?
37. Living at home
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
38. Living elsewhere
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
39. Dead
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Columns 37 - 40: For All women Ten Years Old and Over

In these columns all women aged ten years and over will be asked the number live birth they have given and the number filled in these columns.

Before entering any data in these columns, it is important to understand the definition of "live birth". Live birth means a newborn baby has life as the time of birth. In general number of babies born live does not include abortion or still birth.

Columns 37 - 39: Total number of children ever born to [the respondent]?

For women ten years and over who has never had children born to them "00" will be entered in the card columns under columns 37, 38 and 39.

Column 37: Living at Home

Number of children by gender living with the household their mother is a member of will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 under column 37. Code "00" will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 for women aged ten years and over if the children do not live with them.

Column 38: Living elsewhere

In column 38 card columns 70 and 71 number of children living elsewhere will be entered by gender. If the children born to the woman do not live elsewhere then "00" will be entered in this column and in card columns 70 and 71.

Column 39: Dead

Number of children dead by gender, if any, will be entered in column 39 card columns 72 and 73. However if there are no children dead "00" will be entered in this column card columns 72 and 73. When filling this column it has to be noted that children dead means those who died after they were born.


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Ethiopia 1984 — source variable ET1984A_0427 — Number of female children dead
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What is the total number of children ever born to [person]?
37. Living at home
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
38. Living elsewhere
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
39. Dead
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Columns 37 - 40: For All women Ten Years Old and Over

In these columns all women aged ten years and over will be asked the number live birth they have given and the number filled in these columns.

Before entering any data in these columns, it is important to understand the definition of "live birth". Live birth means a newborn baby has life as the time of birth. In general number of babies born live does not include abortion or still birth.

Columns 37 - 39: Total number of children ever born to [the respondent]?

For women ten years and over who has never had children born to them "00" will be entered in the card columns under columns 37, 38 and 39.

Column 37: Living at Home

Number of children by gender living with the household their mother is a member of will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 under column 37. Code "00" will be entered in card columns 68 and 69 for women aged ten years and over if the children do not live with them.

Column 38: Living elsewhere

In column 38 card columns 70 and 71 number of children living elsewhere will be entered by gender. If the children born to the woman do not live elsewhere then "00" will be entered in this column and in card columns 70 and 71.

Column 39: Dead

Number of children dead by gender, if any, will be entered in column 39 card columns 72 and 73. However if there are no children dead "00" will be entered in this column card columns 72 and 73. When filling this column it has to be noted that children dead means those who died after they were born.


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Ethiopia 1994 — source variable ET1994A_0429 — Total children ever born
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Section III: Detailed particulars of household members

Asked for women aged 10 years and above
[Questions 34-38 were asked of female residents' age 10+.]

Total number of children ever born alive

37. What is the total number of children ever born alive?

_ _
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Column 34 - 38: Are questions referring the fertility experience of women aged 10 years and over.

Column 34 - 37: The total number of children ever born alive

This question is going to be asked for female member of a given household who are aged 10 years and above regarding the number of children they have ever born during life time
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(which includes children who are living with them, children who are dead and children who are living in other places). Nevertheless, Females whose age is less than ten years and members who are males of any age are excluded from being asked this question.

Before forwarding the question to the respondent, the enumerator should understand the concept of being "born alive". Being "born alive" means without considering the number of months the fetus stayed in its mother's womb, if the child breaths at the time of birth or if he/she shows life before or after the umbilical chord is cut; such as when the child experiences a heart beat, umbilical chord beat, crying, muscle movement etc…, it is only under this condition we come to say that the child is "born alive." What should be noted here is that if the child shows life even for a very little time and die soon no matter how long the pregnancy lasted, the child will be considered to be "born alive". However, in situation when the fetus dead in the womb and abortion cases are not taken in to an account.

Traditionally, some mothers consider their adopted children as their own biological children, so due attention must be taken while asking the question to the respondent. What is required to collect is the information regarding the number of children ever born by their biological parents. For this purpose three separate questions (questions regarding children who are living with their parents, who are not living with them and who are dead) are built to collect the required information on the number of children ever born by a given respondent. This method helps parents to remember their entire biological children; so we can get the exact information on the number of ever born children. But adopted children are not counted and therefore enumerators should take care while collecting the information.

Column 38: Births during the last 12 months
Did you have a live birth during the last 12 months? If yes enter the number of live births, otherwise enter '0'.

The respondent will be asked whether they gave birth to a child who is "born alive" during the 12 month prior to the date of enumeration i.e. from 11 October 1993 - October 10, 1994 and the answer will be recorded on the space provided.

To understand the concept "born alive" it is important to note the explanation given in columns 34 - 37. Moreover, in column 38 children who are counted must be born during the reference period (the 12 months prior to the date of enumeration i.e. from 11 October 1993 - October 10, 1994). Some times respondents may tell all of their children without taking in to an account the given reference period. Therefore it is crucial for the enumerator to explain all these concepts to the respondent.

If the respondent gave birth to a child during the last 12 months prior to the census date, the number of children will be filled on the space provided. However, if they didn't, "0" will be written in the space provided. Most of the time women give birth only once in a year so write "1" but in condition when a woman gives birth to a twin children during the reference period "2" will be written.


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Ethiopia 2007 — source variable ET2007A_0424 — Number of sons living at home
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Section 3: Details of persons in the household

[Questions 26-29 were asked of long form respondents 10+.]

26. Of the children you have borne, how many sons and daughters are now living with you?

Record "0" if none.
Record "0" for women who have no child at all.
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Question 26-29:- Are questions referring the fertility experience of women aged 10 years and over.

Question 26-28:- The number of children the respondent has ever born

This question is going to be asked for member of a given household who are females aged 10 years and above regarding the number of children they have ever born during life time (which includes children who are living with them, children who are dead and children who are living in other places). Nevertheless, Females whose age is less than ten years and members who are males of any age are excluded from being asked this question.

Before forwarding the question to the respondent, the enumerator should understand the concept of being "born alive". Being "born alive" means without considering the number of months the fetus stayed in its mother's womb, if the child breaths at the time of birth or if he/she shows life before or after the umbilical chord is cut; such as when the child experiences a heart beat, umbilical chord beat, crying, muscle movement etc..., it is only under this condition we come to say that the child is "born alive." What should be noted here is that if the child shows life even for a very little time and die soon no matter how long the pregnancy lasted, the child will be considered to be "born alive". However, in situation when the fetus dead in the womb and abortion cases are not taken in to an account.

Traditionally, some mothers consider their adopted children as their own biological children, so due attention must be taken while asking the question to the respondent. What is required to collect is the information regarding the number of children ever born by their biological parents. For this purpose three separate questions (questions regarding children who are living with their parents, who are not living with them and who are dead) are built to collect the required information on the number of children ever born by a given respondent. This method helps parents to remember their entire biological children; so we can get the exact information on the number of ever born children. But adopted children are not counted and therefore enumerators should take care while collecting the information.

Question 26:- How many children have you borne who are now living with you (Male, Female)?

For women age 10 years and above the question concerning the number of children they ever born and currently are living with them will be asked. The information (the number of ever born children who are living with their mothers) to be collected will be filled and marked separately by sex on the spaces provided. Under this question children who are included are:

- If the respondent is currently married, the children who are born from the current spouse and living with them now.
- If the respondent was married before current marriage, children who were born before current marriage and living with their mothers in the current household.
- In addition, children born out of marriage or born before their first marriage and are living with their mothers in the current household.

Nevertheless, children who are born from the husband and any other women or children who are not born from the respondent are not included. For females who are 10 years and over but don't have children with them or never born before code "0" will be filled and marked.


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Ethiopia 2007 — source variable ET2007A_0425 — Number of daughters living at home
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Section 3: Details of persons in the household

[Questions 26-29 were asked of long form respondents 10+.]

26. Of the children you have borne, how many sons and daughters are now living with you?

Record "0" if none.
Record "0" for women who have no child at all.
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Question 26-29:- Are questions referring the fertility experience of women aged 10 years and over.

Question 26-28:- The number of children the respondent has ever born

This question is going to be asked for member of a given household who are females aged 10 years and above regarding the number of children they have ever born during life time (which includes children who are living with them, children who are dead and children who are living in other places). Nevertheless, Females whose age is less than ten years and members who are males of any age are excluded from being asked this question.

Before forwarding the question to the respondent, the enumerator should understand the concept of being "born alive". Being "born alive" means without considering the number of months the fetus stayed in its mother's womb, if the child breaths at the time of birth or if he/she shows life before or after the umbilical chord is cut; such as when the child experiences a heart beat, umbilical chord beat, crying, muscle movement etc..., it is only under this condition we come to say that the child is "born alive." What should be noted here is that if the child shows life even for a very little time and die soon no matter how long the pregnancy lasted, the child will be considered to be "born alive". However, in situation when the fetus dead in the womb and abortion cases are not taken in to an account.

Traditionally, some mothers consider their adopted children as their own biological children, so due attention must be taken while asking the question to the respondent. What is required to collect is the information regarding the number of children ever born by their biological parents. For this purpose three separate questions (questions regarding children who are living with their parents, who are not living with them and who are dead) are built to collect the required information on the number of children ever born by a given respondent. This method helps parents to remember their entire biological children; so we can get the exact information on the number of ever born children. But adopted children are not counted and therefore enumerators should take care while collecting the information.

Question 26:- How many children have you borne who are now living with you (Male, Female)?

For women age 10 years and above the question concerning the number of children they ever born and currently are living with them will be asked. The information (the number of ever born children who are living with their mothers) to be collected will be filled and marked separately by sex on the spaces provided. Under this question children who are included are:

- If the respondent is currently married, the children who are born from the current spouse and living with them now.
- If the respondent was married before current marriage, children who were born before current marriage and living with their mothers in the current household.
- In addition, children born out of marriage or born before their first marriage and are living with their mothers in the current household.

Nevertheless, children who are born from the husband and any other women or children who are not born from the respondent are not included. For females who are 10 years and over but don't have children with them or never born before code "0" will be filled and marked.


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Ethiopia 2007 — source variable ET2007A_0426 — Number of sons living elsewhere
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Section 3: Details of persons in the household

[Questions 26-29 were asked of long form respondents 10+.]

27. Of the children you have borne, how many sons and daughters are living elsewhere?

Record "0" if none.
Record "0" for women who have no child at all.
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Question 26-29:- Are questions referring the fertility experience of women aged 10 years and over.

Question 26-28:- The number of children the respondent has ever born

This question is going to be asked for member of a given household who are females aged 10 years and above regarding the number of children they have ever born during life time (which includes children who are living with them, children who are dead and children who are living in other places). Nevertheless, Females whose age is less than ten years and members who are males of any age are excluded from being asked this question.

Before forwarding the question to the respondent, the enumerator should understand the concept of being "born alive". Being "born alive" means without considering the number of months the fetus stayed in its mother's womb, if the child breaths at the time of birth or if he/she shows life before or after the umbilical chord is cut; such as when the child experiences a heart beat, umbilical chord beat, crying, muscle movement etc..., it is only under this condition we come to say that the child is "born alive." What should be noted here is that if the child shows life even for a very little time and die soon no matter how long the pregnancy lasted, the child will be considered to be "born alive". However, in situation when the fetus dead in the womb and abortion cases are not taken in to an account.

Traditionally, some mothers consider their adopted children as their own biological children, so due attention must be taken while asking the question to the respondent. What is required to collect is the information regarding the number of children ever born by their biological parents. For this purpose three separate questions (questions regarding children who are living with their parents, who are not living with them and who are dead) are built to collect the required information on the number of children ever born by a given respondent. This method helps parents to remember their entire biological children; so we can get the exact information on the number of ever born children. But adopted children are not counted and therefore enumerators should take care while collecting the information.

Question 27: - How many children have you borne who are now living elsewhere (Male, Female)?

The question refers to children who are "born alive" and currently residing in other places rather than with their families. The separate questions will be asked by sex so that the number of children who are not living with their mothers by sex will be obtained. And the information to be collected will be filled and shaded on the space provided. If the respondent have no children who are living in other places and never born before, the space provided must be filled with "0" for both sexes. Under this question children who are included are:

- If the respondent is currently married, the children who are born from the current husband and living in other places.
- If the respondent was married before the current marriage, children who are born before the current marriage and living in other place.
-In addition children born out of marriage or born before their first marriage and are living in other place.

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Ethiopia 2007 — source variable ET2007A_0427 — Number of daughters living elsewhere
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Section 3: Details of persons in the household

[Questions 26-29 were asked of long form respondents 10+.]

27. Of the children you have borne, how many sons and daughters are living elsewhere?

Record "0" if none.
Record "0" for women who have no child at all.
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Question 26-29:- Are questions referring the fertility experience of women aged 10 years and over.

Question 26-28:- The number of children the respondent has ever born

This question is going to be asked for member of a given household who are females aged 10 years and above regarding the number of children they have ever born during life time (which includes children who are living with them, children who are dead and children who are living in other places). Nevertheless, Females whose age is less than ten years and members who are males of any age are excluded from being asked this question.

Before forwarding the question to the respondent, the enumerator should understand the concept of being "born alive". Being "born alive" means without considering the number of months the fetus stayed in its mother's womb, if the child breaths at the time of birth or if he/she shows life before or after the umbilical chord is cut; such as when the child experiences a heart beat, umbilical chord beat, crying, muscle movement etc..., it is only under this condition we come to say that the child is "born alive." What should be noted here is that if the child shows life even for a very little time and die soon no matter how long the pregnancy lasted, the child will be considered to be "born alive". However, in situation when the fetus dead in the womb and abortion cases are not taken in to an account.

Traditionally, some mothers consider their adopted children as their own biological children, so due attention must be taken while asking the question to the respondent. What is required to collect is the information regarding the number of children ever born by their biological parents. For this purpose three separate questions (questions regarding children who are living with their parents, who are not living with them and who are dead) are built to collect the required information on the number of children ever born by a given respondent. This method helps parents to remember their entire biological children; so we can get the exact information on the number of ever born children. But adopted children are not counted and therefore enumerators should take care while collecting the information.

Question 27: - How many children have you borne who are now living elsewhere (Male, Female)?

The question refers to children who are "born alive" and currently residing in other places rather than with their families. The separate questions will be asked by sex so that the number of children who are not living with their mothers by sex will be obtained. And the information to be collected will be filled and shaded on the space provided. If the respondent have no children who are living in other places and never born before, the space provided must be filled with "0" for both sexes. Under this question children who are included are:

- If the respondent is currently married, the children who are born from the current husband and living in other places.
- If the respondent was married before the current marriage, children who are born before the current marriage and living in other place.
-In addition children born out of marriage or born before their first marriage and are living in other place.

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Ethiopia 2007 — source variable ET2007A_0428 — Number of sons dead
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Section 3: Details of persons in the household

[Questions 26-29 were asked of long form respondents 10+.]

28. Did you have children who have died?

If "yes," how many are males and how many are females.
Record "0" if none.
Record "0" for women who have no child at all.
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Question 26-29:- Are questions referring the fertility experience of women aged 10 years and over.

Question 26-28:- The number of children the respondent has ever born

This question is going to be asked for member of a given household who are females aged 10 years and above regarding the number of children they have ever born during life time (which includes children who are living with them, children who are dead and children who are living in other places). Nevertheless, Females whose age is less than ten years and members who are males of any age are excluded from being asked this question.

Before forwarding the question to the respondent, the enumerator should understand the concept of being "born alive". Being "born alive" means without considering the number of months the fetus stayed in its mother's womb, if the child breaths at the time of birth or if he/she shows life before or after the umbilical chord is cut; such as when the child experiences a heart beat, umbilical chord beat, crying, muscle movement etc..., it is only under this condition we come to say that the child is "born alive." What should be noted here is that if the child shows life even for a very little time and die soon no matter how long the pregnancy lasted, the child will be considered to be "born alive". However, in situation when the fetus dead in the womb and abortion cases are not taken in to an account.

Traditionally, some mothers consider their adopted children as their own biological children, so due attention must be taken while asking the question to the respondent. What is required to collect is the information regarding the number of children ever born by their biological parents. For this purpose three separate questions (questions regarding children who are living with their parents, who are not living with them and who are dead) are built to collect the required information on the number of children ever born by a given respondent. This method helps parents to remember their entire biological children; so we can get the exact information on the number of ever born children. But adopted children are not counted and therefore enumerators should take care while collecting the information.

Question 28:- Did you have children who have died? If yes, record how many died (Male, Female).

By asking the respondent that among the children who are "born alive" how many of them died, the information will be filled on the space provided. But if there is no child dead the space will be filled with code "0" for both sexes. When the enumerator fills this question you should remember that children ever dead mean, children who are born alive but dead after some time. As mentioned earlier it is important to remember that children who are dead include children born with marriage and died or children born out of marriage and died.


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Ethiopia 2007 — source variable ET2007A_0429 — Number of daughters dead
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Section 3: Details of persons in the household

[Questions 26-29 were asked of long form respondents 10+.]

28. Did you have children who have died?

If "yes," how many are males and how many are females.
Record "0" if none.
Record "0" for women who have no child at all.
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Question 26-29:- Are questions referring the fertility experience of women aged 10 years and over.

Question 26-28:- The number of children the respondent has ever born

This question is going to be asked for member of a given household who are females aged 10 years and above regarding the number of children they have ever born during life time (which includes children who are living with them, children who are dead and children who are living in other places). Nevertheless, Females whose age is less than ten years and members who are males of any age are excluded from being asked this question.

Before forwarding the question to the respondent, the enumerator should understand the concept of being "born alive". Being "born alive" means without considering the number of months the fetus stayed in its mother's womb, if the child breaths at the time of birth or if he/she shows life before or after the umbilical chord is cut; such as when the child experiences a heart beat, umbilical chord beat, crying, muscle movement etc..., it is only under this condition we come to say that the child is "born alive." What should be noted here is that if the child shows life even for a very little time and die soon no matter how long the pregnancy lasted, the child will be considered to be "born alive". However, in situation when the fetus dead in the womb and abortion cases are not taken in to an account.

Traditionally, some mothers consider their adopted children as their own biological children, so due attention must be taken while asking the question to the respondent. What is required to collect is the information regarding the number of children ever born by their biological parents. For this purpose three separate questions (questions regarding children who are living with their parents, who are not living with them and who are dead) are built to collect the required information on the number of children ever born by a given respondent. This method helps parents to remember their entire biological children; so we can get the exact information on the number of ever born children. But adopted children are not counted and therefore enumerators should take care while collecting the information.

Question 28:- Did you have children who have died? If yes, record how many died (Male, Female).

By asking the respondent that among the children who are "born alive" how many of them died, the information will be filled on the space provided. But if there is no child dead the space will be filled with code "0" for both sexes. When the enumerator fills this question you should remember that children ever dead mean, children who are born alive but dead after some time. As mentioned earlier it is important to remember that children who are dead include children born with marriage and died or children born out of marriage and died.


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Fiji 1966 — source variable FJ1966A_0404 — Children born
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5. For females aged 15 years or older
____ Total number of children born
____ Total number of children still living
____ Age when first child born


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38. Column 5: These three questions are to be asked only of women aged 15 years or more than 15 years, and for all women of these ages you must write down:
(a) the total number of children born to her including any who may be dead or who died as soon as they were born, and whether they are living in the same household as their mother or not;
(b) the number of children born to her who are still living whether they are living in the same household as their mother or not
(c) her age when her first child (even if it is now dead) was born.


Once again you may have to use some roundabout way of finding his age. If the first child is still alive and its age is known, you can subtract its age from its mother to get her age when the child was born. In answers to questions (a) and (b) above, you must be careful not to include any step-child or adopted child in the household or children whom the women is only looking after but whom she did not bear, and to include any of her children by blood who may have been adopted by other households or are living elsewhere.

39. If a woman aged 15 years or more than 15 years has had no children born to her, write
"0" in each of the three columns. For women less than 15 years and all men, draw a line diagonally across the three columns.


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Fiji 1976 — source variable FJ1976A_0437 — Children ever born
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For all women born in 1962 and before
[Questions 17-19 were asked of women born in 1962 and before.]


17. How many children has [the person] borne alive?

Write number of boys and girls. If none, write 0.
____ Boys
____ Girls



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Fiji 2007 — source variable FJ2007A_0455 — Total male children ever born
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For all women born in 1992 or before
[Questions F1-F6 were asked of women born in 1992 or before.]


F3. How many live born children of each sex have in total been born to [the person]?

(If none, write 0)
____ Male
____ Female
____ Total



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Fiji 2007 — source variable FJ2007A_0456 — Total females children ever born
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For all women born in 1992 or before
[Questions F1-F6 were asked of women born in 1992 or before.]


F3. How many live born children of each sex have in total been born to [the person]?

(If none, write 0)
____ Male
____ Female
____ Total



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Germany 1970 — source variable DE1970A_0405 — Marital status
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3. Marital status
[] Single
[] Married
[] Widowed
[] Divorced



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Germany 1970 — source variable DE1970A_0476 — Number of children born alive
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For women
[Question 39 was asked of women]

39. Birth years of all legitimate children born alive
[] No children

1st child 19 _ _
2nd child 19 _ _
3rd child 19 _ _
4th child 19 _ _
5th child 19 _ _
6th child 19 _ _
7th child 19 _ _
8th child 19 _ _
9th child 19 _ _
10th child 19 _ _
11th child 19 _ _
12th child 19 _ _



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Germany 1971 — source variable DE1971A_0405 — Marital status
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5.a. Marital status
[] 1 Single
[] 2 Married
[] 3 Widowed
[] 4 Divorced


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5a. Marital status:
[] 1 Single
[] 2 Married
[] 3 Widowed
[] 4 Divorced



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Germany 1971 — source variable DE1971A_0437 — Number of children from current marriage
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5.c. Number of children born in the existing marriage
Only to be filled out by married persons ____


Question 5c: Number of children born in the existing marriage

All children born in the existing marriage should be stated, even if the no longer live in the household or are already deceased.


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5c. Number of children born in the current marriage (only to be answered for married women): ____


To question 5c: Number of children born in the current marriage

All children born in the current marriage are to be included even if they do not live in the household or have died already.



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Germany 1981 — source variable DE1981A_0416 — Number of children born
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6. Number of children born (only to be filled out for women): _ _

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Directions for filling out the person census list


Question 6: Number of children born
All children should be stated, even if they no longer live in the household, were not born in the existing marriage or are already deceased.


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Ghana 2000 — source variable GH2000A_0433 — Number of children ever born
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P18 Children ever born: Answer for females 12 years and older. (For females under 12 years and all males go to next member)
[Questions P18a and P18b were asked of females 12+.]


P18a Male children ever born: How many male children has (name) ever born alive? (Living with you or elsewhere or dead) _ _

Mark the box with X in the column to make up your code.


P18b Female children ever born: How many female children has (name) ever born alive? (Living with you or elsewhere or dead) _ _

Mark the box with X in the column to make up your code.


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P18 Children ever born: "answer for females 12 years and older (for females under 12 years and all males go to next member)"

Question P18 is to be asked of only of females who have ever had a live birth. A live birth is defined as the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which after separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been out or the placenta is attached.


P18a Male children ever born: How many male children has (name) ever born alive? (living with you or elsewhere or dead)

The question is to find out if the respondent has ever given birth to a male child and the number. Probe, for some women may forget to tell you about male children who died very young. The number includes those of her own male children staying with her, those staying elsewhere and those who died.


P18b Female children ever born: How many female children has (name) ever born alive? (living with you or elsewhere or dead)

The question seeks to find out the number of female children that the respondent has ever given birth to. Probe, for some women may forget to tell you about female children who died very young. The number includes those of her own female children staying with her, those staying elsewhere and those died.


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Ghana 2010 — source variable GH2010A_0439 — Children ever born
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[Questions P00-P20 were asked for persons in both the household and non-household populations.]

[P20a and P20b were asked for females age 12 years or older.]

P20a. Children ever born

How many children has [the respondent] ever born alive?

Male _ _
Female _ _
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P20a. Number of children ever born alive (answer for females 12 years old and older): How many children has (name) ever born alive?

Question 20a is to be asked of only females aged 12 years and older. A live birth is defined as the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of the pregnancy, which after separation, cried, breathed or showed any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Children born alive includes male and female children born alive and still living and those who have since died. It excludes children who did not show any signs of life at birth (still births/fetal deaths).

Information on the number of children born alive includes all children born alive during the lifetime of the female concerned up to the Census Night. The number recorded should include all male and female children born alive whether born in or out of marriage, born in present or previous marriage, or in a de facto union. It also includes all children of the female concerned living with her in the household as well as those living elsewhere. Excluded are adopted children, step children and children of other relations, e.g. sisters and cousins.

You should record the number of all live births of the female concerned by sex and in 2 digits. If the female concerned has not had any live birth during her lifetime, you should record 00 in the boxes provided and go the next eligible female.


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Greece 1991 — source variable GR1991A_0435 — Children ever born
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The following questions should only be completed for persons born in 1980 or earlier.


23. Every woman should be asked how many children she has ever given birth to?
-Stillbirths should not be included.
-Every woman should be asked this question, regardless of her marital status.
_ _ Number of children

Of these:
_ _ How many are currently alive?



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Greece 2001 — source variable GR2001A_0433 — Children ever born
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Questions 15-26 below should only be completed for persons born in 1990 or earlier


Questions 25 and 26 are only for women


25. How many children have you given birth to?
(Do not include stillbirths.)

___ Number of children
___ Year of birth of 1st child
___ Year of birth of 2nd child
___ Year of birth of last child


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Question 25: Write down the total number of live births regardless of a woman's marital status. If she hasn't any live-born children, put dashes (--).


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Greece 2011 — source variable GR2011A_0430 — Number of children born alive
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[Only for females age 10 and over]
Those born dead should not be included.

21. How many children have you ever born alive?

Number of children: _ _

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Question 21 "How many children have you ever born alive?" Question to ask only from females. Do not include stillborn. This question will be asked of all females 10 years and over, regardless of their marital status (unmarried, married, widowed, divorced, etc.). In the first sections of the question, you will write the number of children has given birth until today. If a woman has not given birth to children, she enters "00" in the boxes corresponding to the "number of children". In the following questions will be completed the year of birth of her first child and the birth of the last child.

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Guatemala 1964 — source variable GT1964A_0438 — Number of children ever born
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Fertility
Only for women who have had children
[Questions 27 and 28 are asked of women who had have children]

27. Number of children that you have had born alive

Include those that have died before the census.

Number of children _ _
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Fertility

Questions about fertility should be asked exclusively of the women who have had children, independent of their civil status (married or not, etc.)

Since these questions are considered a bit delicate due to their nature, it is recommended that it be left for last, which means when the form has been completed for all of the members of the census household in the rest of the questions. For men and women who have not had children, you should write a large X across the boxes that correspond to questions 27 and 28.

Question 27: Number of children born alive that you have had

In this space, you should note the number of children that were born alive. Therefore, you should exclude miscarriages, abortions, and children who were born dead.

Be aware that what we want is the number of children born alive, whether or not these are alive or dead at the census date.


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Guatemala 1973 — source variable GT1973A_0429 — Total children born alive
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E - Fertility characteristics
(For all women ages 15 and older)
[Questions 20 to 23 were asked of women age 15+ years old]


20. Total children born alive

How many children born alive have you had in total?

[] 00 None
[] Number ____
[] 99 Unknown


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E. Fertility characteristics (for all females aged 15 and older)

The purpose of question 20-23 is to obtain information allowing research on fertility and relevant characteristics related to population growth. They are also designed to obtain information about the level of and past trends in mortality rates in the population of Guatemala.

To investigate such important questions requires you to be sensitive and extremely clever during the interview.

Ask question 20-23 of all females aged 15 years or older, regardless of their civil status.

[p. 82]

If possible, ask these questions of the girls and women directly. They may sometimes forget to declare live-born children who died, and those who are still alive. Keep this in mind to avoid any omissions.

Important: It has been noted that some enumerators assume that unmarried women do not have children and thus they do not ask them the pertinent questions. This approach is incorrect and results in poor-quality data that cannot be used to study population growth.

Question 20: total number of live-born children

This question should be asked of all females aged 15 and older, regardless of their civil status.

1. How to ask the question:
Ask, "How many live-born children have you had in all?"

Keep in mind the following definition as you ask this question:
A live-born child is a child who breathes, cries, or moves when he or she is born. If the child shows any of these signs of life, he or she is considered live born and recorded as such, even if he or she died afterward.

2. How to record the answer:
Before recording the answer ask pertinent questions until you are sure that no live-born child has been omitted in the response.

If the girl or woman has had no live-born children, mark an "X" in box 00, "none."

In case of women who have had one or more live-born children, write the appropriate number after the word "number."

If the respondent does not know if the girl or woman in question has had any live-born children, write an "X" in box 99, "unknown."

[p. 83]

3. Example:
[This box contains question 20 of the section VI "people in the census household."]


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Guatemala 1981 — source variable GT1981A_0439 — Total children born alive
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VII. People in the census household

Only for women 15 years of age and older
[Questions 21 - 24 were asked of women age 15+ old]

21. Total children born alive

How many children born alive have you had in total?

[] 00 None
[] [If any write the total number]
_ _ Total
_ _ Males
_ _ Females
[] 99 Unknown
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E. Fifth block: fertility and mortality characteristics (for all women 15 years of age and older)

Questions 21-24 are designed to obtain information to allow estimations of levels and trends in fertility, mortality, and population growth.

The adequate investigation of this question requires that the enumerator be delicate and extremely diligent in the request for information. Questions 21-24 should be presented to all women 15 years of age and older, irrespective of their marital status. If possible, these questions should be presented directly to each woman. Women sometimes forget to declare children born alive who have passed away, children who are alive but living in another place of residence, and also newborns. This should be kept in mind to avoid omissions.

It has been verified that certain enumerators suppose that unmarried women do not have children and therefore do not present the pertinent questions to them. This is inadequate and leads to the collection of poor quality data.


Question 21: total number of children born alive

This question is presented to all women 15 years of age and older, irrespective of their marital status.

1. How to formulate the question

How many children born alive have you had in total?

The following definition should be taken into account:

Child born alive: The child who, after birth, breathes, cries, or moves; whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut, whether or not the child is connected to the placenta.

If any of these vital signs are present, the child is considered to be born alive, even if passing away immediately thereafter.

2. How to record the data

Before recording the information, pertinent questions should be asked until it is certain that no child born alive has been omitted and those children born alive who died shortly after birth or in the first months of life are included. Those children who do not live with the mother and reside in another place as well as newborns should also be included.

[p. 89]

The number of children born alive, by sex, is recorded after the corresponding word: "total", "males," "females." If the enumerated woman has not had any children born alive, the word "00. none" is marked.

When the informant does not know if the enumerated person has had children born alive, the category "99. unknown" is marked.

3. Example:

[These instructions refer to a graphic of question 21 of the census form]


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Guatemala 1994 — source variable GT1994A_0432 — Total number of children ever born
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VII. People in the census household

For women 12 years old or older
[Question 20 - 24 were asked of women age 12 years old or older]

21. Total of son and daughter born alive

How many children born alive have you had in total?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
_ _ Total
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Questions for females aged 12 and older
The purpose of questions 20-24 is to obtain information that allows estimates as to the level and trend of fertility, mortality, and growth of the population.

[p. 68]

The enumerator must be dedicated and careful in order to obtain the appropriate information in this important question set. Ask all females older than 12, regardless of their marital status.

If possible, ask girls and women directly. They may forget sometimes, and state that children who have died were live-born, or are alive living elsewhere, and newborns. Keep this in mind so as to avoid missing anyone.

Note that information about live-born children should include all children that the girl or woman has had, either as the result of a marriage or cohabitation, or from a current or former marriage.

Remember that the following questions are to be asked of all girls or women aged 12 and older, regardless of their current marital status.

21. Total number of live-born children
Keep in mind the definition of live-born child as you ask this question.

Ask, "How many live-born children, both male and female, have you had in all?" Record the total number of live-born children, live-born sons, and live-born daughters separately in the appropriate grid spaces.

[A graphic of box 21, "total number of live-born children," is reproduced on the right-hand side of the page.]


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Guatemala 2002 — source variable GT2002A_0445 — Total number of children born alive
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Chapter VII. Characteristics of the people

For women 12 years and older
[Question 22 to 25 are for women 12 years and older]

22. How many daughters and sons born alive have you had in total?

_ _ Males
_ _ Females

[] 1 None (proceed to another person)
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[p. 54]

Section 7: Individual characteristics

This section records individual information for a maximum of ten people - those listed in section 6, "total number of persons in the household." If there are more than ten people in the census household use as many additional forms as necessary.

[A graphic of the "individual characteristics", located at the top of section 7 of the census form, is included here.]

Person number: In the grid spaces on the upper left side of the form, write the number that corresponds to the person according to the order from the list of persons in section VI. The head of household is number 1.

Name: In the appropriate space, write the name of each of the persons who make up the household according to the order in which they appear on the list in question 3 of section VI. Begin with the head of household and continue writing according to the order established.

Information supplied by respondent: This is when the person interviewed gives information about his/her own self. Fill in the appropriate oval according to the information you receive.

Questions 1-11 should be asked for all permanent residents of the household in the dwelling.

Questions 22-25 are for females aged 12 and over.

Note that they may have or have had children even if they are single or minors.

Ask these questions directly of each female. Try to make sure that they do not forget to include live-born children who have since died, those who are still alive and living elsewhere, and recently born children.

[p. 71]

22. Total number of live-born children
Ask, "How many live-born children has the person had in all?"

[A graphic of question 22, from section 7 of the census form, is included here.]

Live-born: This is a child who breathed, cried or moved when he/she was born, even if he/she died immediately afterward and regardless of whether or not the umbilical cord had been cut or the placenta delivered.

Write the total number of children indicated by the respondent. Do not forget to include children who live elsewhere, as well as those who have died.

If the answer is "none," go to the next person (female aged 12 and over).


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Guinea 1996 — source variable GN1996A_0423 — Number of male children ever born
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Resident women aged 12 years or more
[Questions 20-22 were asked of women aged 12 years or more. Questions 20-22 were related to the number of live births]


P20 Total number of children ever born, by sex

_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Columns P20, P21 and P22: Questions Related To Live Births
Columns P20, P21 and P22 are related to live births. Thus the questions should be [directed to] resident women aged 12 or older. By live birth is understood all children who were born alive, that is, the product of any conception that showed any sign of life (shouting, crying, breathing, heartbeat, etc.) after complete removal from the body of the mother. Still-born children, who will not be considered here, are children who die before complete removal from the body of the mother.

In column P21, it is a question of finding out how many of the children given birth to by the mother, from her youngest [childbearing] age to the present, are still alive at the date of the census. Gather the information according to the sex of the children.

In column P22 it is now only a question of live births who have survived through the course of the most recent annual period, that is, the 12 last months preceding the date of your visit to the household. Here you should also gather the information according to the sex of the child.

One can imagine a series of well-articulated questions to cover all three columns in the following way:

1) How many children have you given birth to, from your youngest [childbearing] age up to today? How many boys? How many girls?
2) How many children are still living today? How many boys? How many girls?
3) Over the last 12 months, how many live children have you given birth to? How many boys? How many girls?

What is in question here are quantitative variables, and so you should write the numeric responses in the numbering grids provided: 2 numbers to express the number of live-born children, the number of surviving children, and the number of live-born children in the last 12 months for each sex in columns P20, P21 and P22.


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Guinea 1996 — source variable GN1996A_0424 — Number of female children ever born
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Resident women aged 12 years or more
[Questions 20-22 were asked of women aged 12 years or more. Questions 20-22 were related to the number of live births]


P20 Total number of children ever born, by sex

_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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Columns P20, P21 and P22: Questions Related To Live Births
Columns P20, P21 and P22 are related to live births. Thus the questions should be [directed to] resident women aged 12 or older. By live birth is understood all children who were born alive, that is, the product of any conception that showed any sign of life (shouting, crying, breathing, heartbeat, etc.) after complete removal from the body of the mother. Still-born children, who will not be considered here, are children who die before complete removal from the body of the mother.

In column P21, it is a question of finding out how many of the children given birth to by the mother, from her youngest [childbearing] age to the present, are still alive at the date of the census. Gather the information according to the sex of the children.

In column P22 it is now only a question of live births who have survived through the course of the most recent annual period, that is, the 12 last months preceding the date of your visit to the household. Here you should also gather the information according to the sex of the child.

One can imagine a series of well-articulated questions to cover all three columns in the following way:

1) How many children have you given birth to, from your youngest [childbearing] age up to today? How many boys? How many girls?
2) How many children are still living today? How many boys? How many girls?
3) Over the last 12 months, how many live children have you given birth to? How many boys? How many girls?

What is in question here are quantitative variables, and so you should write the numeric responses in the numbering grids provided: 2 numbers to express the number of live-born children, the number of surviving children, and the number of live-born children in the last 12 months for each sex in columns P20, P21 and P22.


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Haiti 1982 — source variable HT1982A_0427 — Number of children born alive
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E. Fertility
For women 15 years and older.
[Questions 22-25 were asked of women 15 years of age and older.]


24. Children born alive: How many children were born alive by this woman, even if they are no longer alive now?

Number of children: ____


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E) Fertility

[Questions 22-25.]

Questions 22 to 25 are given exclusively to women ages 15 and older.


Question 24: Children born alive (current generation)
85. Here you must count all children born alive whom a woman has given birth to at the time of the census (with the exception of still-born children).
The total for the question must include all the woman's children born alive, legitimate or illegitimate, whether they were born inside a marriage or from a de facto union at the time of the census or from a form de facto union or marriage, whether the children are alive or not at the time of the census, and no matter where they are living.


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Haiti 2003 — source variable HT2003A_0443 — Number of children born alive
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F4. Female population aged 13 and older
[Questions 29-34 were asked of women who were 13 years of age or older.]


30. How many children born alive has this person had in total? ____


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Honduras 1974 — source variable HN1974A_0422 — Children ever born alive
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D. - Fertility Characteristics

(For all women 15 years of age and older)

18. How many children born alive have you had?

Mark the responses according to page 47 of your manual.

____ Number
[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown
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D) Fertility Characteristics (For all girls and women aged 15 and older)

If the person is a man or a girl aged less than 15, cross out question 18-21 with a large X.

The purpose of questions 18-21 is to obtain information that will allow fertility as well as important characteristics related to population growth to be studied. They are also oriented toward obtaining information for studies about the mortality level and previous mortality trends in the country's population.

To research such an important topic sufficiently requires the enumerator to be delicate and extremely clever in getting the data.

[p. 47]

Ask all girls and women aged 15 and older questions 18-21, regardless of civil status. If possible, they should be asked directly of each woman. Women forget at times to declare live-born children who died, and also those who are alive but not living with them. Keep this in mind in order to avoid omissions.

It has been noted that some enumerators assume that single women don't have children and they therefore do not ask the relevant questions. This method of proceeding is incorrect and leads to poor-quality data which cannot be used to carry out studies on population growth.

Question set 18. How many live-born children have you had?
Ask this question of all girls and women aged 15 and older, regardless of their civil status. If you think it necessary, explain to the respondent the usefulness of this question and why it is necessary to ask it even of single women.

When asking this question keep in mind the following definition:

Live Born: A live-born child is one who breathes, cries, or moves. If the child showed any of these signs of life and later died, the child is considered a live-born child and should therefore be recorded as such.

Before recording this question ask as many questions on the subject as you think necessary until you are sure that the woman has not had any live-born children.

For women who have had one or more live-born children, write the appropriate number after the word "Number _____."

If the respondent does not know if the women in question has had live-born children, write an "X" in box 99, "Unknown."

[p. 48]

For women who have not had any live-born children, write an "X" in the 00 box, "None." Do not ask questions 19-21, and cross them out with a large "X."


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Honduras 1988 — source variable HN1988A_0441 — Children born alive
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For women 12 years of age and older
[Questions 26-30 were asked of female aged 12 years or older]


29. How many children born alive have you had?

____ Total
____ Male
____ Female


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29. How many children born alive have you had?
Record the total number of children, along with the number of boys and number of girls.

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Honduras 2001 — source variable HN2001A_0425 — Number of children born alive
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Section F. Characteristics of the persons

For women 12 years old or more
[Questions 18-22 were asked of only females aged 12 years or older]

19. What is the total number of live children that you have given birth to? _ _

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For women 12 years old and older
[Questions 18-22 were asked of women aged 12 years or older]

Question 19: How many daughters and sons born alive have you had in total?
When you obtain an answer, write in the box the number that expresses the quantity of daughters and sons that were born alive, even though some of them have died later.


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Hungary 1970 — source variable HU1970A_0406 — Number of live-born children
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10. Number of your children born alive _ _

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10. Number of live-born children
Total number of the live-born children of the enumerated person should be entered into the printed boxes with Arabic numbers. In case the number of live-born children is below 10 a "0" should be entered into the first box (e.g. 02, 03, etc.) A child is regarded as live-born provided after a natural or artificial labour has shown signs of life (respiration, crying, and cardiac sound) and he/she had been registered in the parish. In case the enumerated person did not have a live-born child double "0" must be entered into the box, that is the boxes should be filled in case of each enumerated person.


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Hungary 1980 — source variable HU1980A_0413 — Number of live-born children
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4. Marriage (s) / number of children
Only for women born before 1965.

Year(s) of marriage(s) 19_ _
Number of live-born children _ _


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4. Number of live-born children

In cases of females born in 1965 and later, the printed quads remains blank, the same is applied in cases of males.

In case the female person did not give birth to any child "00" will be entered into the quads.


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Hungary 1990 — source variable HU1990A_0414 — Number of live-born children
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9. Number of live-born children _ _
Please, take into consideration also your adult children living elsewhere or deceased.


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9. Number of live-born children

Live-birth is the coming into the world of the fetus giving some sign of life (e.g. breathing, heart function, decisive motion of the volitional muscles, and pulsation of the umbilical cord). While answering the question all child born-alive -- living with in other household, moved, deceased -- should be marked. The foster children and the children under state care must not be registered.


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Hungary 2001 — source variable HU2001A_0411 — Number of liveborn children
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11. _ _ Number of live-born children:

Date of birth (year, month)
_ _ _ _ _ _ First
_ _ _ _ _ _ Second
_ _ _ _ _ _ Third
_ _ _ _ _ _ For more than three, the youngest


11. You have to consider those children who live somewhere else, in another family or under state care, moved or died. You must not consider adopted or foster-child.

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Question 11: Number of live-born children

Live-birth is the coming into the world of the fetus giving some sign of life (e.g. breathing, heart function, decisive motion of the volitional muscles, and pulsation of the umbilical cord), regardless to how long he/she was in the mother's uterus and how long he/she lived. In answering the question should be taken into account also the children living with other families, are under state care or had deceased. The adopted children and foster children must not be taken into account.

The question refers to every child born in the lifetime of the enumerated person. The aim of the question is to acquire information on the number of the children and the date of birth of the children. In cases of not more than three children, the first three columns will be filled in with the data referring to them. In cases of more than three children, the last column refers to the child born the closest to the date of the enumeration.
If the enumerated person does not have a live-born child, the boxes 00 will be marked and the enumeration will be continued by answering question 12.1.


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Hungary 2011 — source variable HU2011A_0410 — Number of liveborn children
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Personal questionnaire

I. Demography

[Questions 1 through 3 were asked of all persons]

15. Number of children born alive

[] Children_ _
[] No children born alive [skip to question 17.1]
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I. Demography

15. Number of children born alive:
Both man and woman have to answer to this question irrespectively of their age.
Please take into account also those live-born children who live elsewhere, in another family or under state care, moved away or died. Adopted or fostered children must not be taken into account.
In case the person does not have live-born children, questionnaire has to be followed with question 17.1.


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Indonesia 1971 — source variable ID1971A_0416 — Number of children born alive
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Individual form
[Section I is the same as Section I: Household and Living Unit Information above]


Married/ever-married women


16. Number of children born alive _ _

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7. Part III: For women who are married, divorced or widowed

The questions for this part cover only women with married, divorced, and widowed as their marital status (refer back to Questionnaire F2, Question 4, regarding marital status).

Before filling this part, look back to Question 1 "Sex" and Question 4 "Marriage status". If the sex is male on Question 1 or the marital status is single on Question 4, leave part III blank.

This part consists of Question 16 "Number of children born alive" and Question 17 "Number of child still alive"

7.1. Question 16: Number of children born alive and Question 17: Number of children still alive
7.1.1. Concept and definition

1. Children born alive are defined as those who were born alive showing vital signs, such as heart beats and breathing, even if only momentarily after birth.
2. Children still alive are those who are still alive during the enumeration, whether living with their mother or in a separate place.

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Indonesia 1976 — source variable ID1976A_0456 — Children ever born
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E. Marriage and fertility
Ask of all ever-married women. Ask questions person by person.
[Questions E1-E11]

E5-E8. Children ever born


E5. Total children

Now, we want to ask about the children you have given birth to. What is the total number of children you had who were born alive?

Write in total (if none, write in "0"). Then, if has never had a live birth, go to E12.
_ _


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E. Information on mother's fertility
Ask these questions to women who have ever been married, that is, currently married, widowed or divorced

This part of the questionnaire contains questions about marriage (how many times married), number of children, and some questions about family planning.


Page 11 [of the enumeration form.] Children ever born
Concept and definitions
Below is the schematic concerning pregnancy to be used to clarify what is meant by the first four questions (E5, E6, E7 and E8):

[p.30]
[A schematic illustrating questions E5, E6, E7 and E8 in the original document is not presented here]

Live birth means a birth that is accompanied by signs of life such as a baby's cry, baby's breathing, heartbeat and other signs of life even if only for a few seconds/moment. Sufficient attention must be given to this question, because often when a baby is born alive but only lives for a few seconds, minutes, hours or days, they are not mentioned by the respondent; it is as if the baby didn't exist or she forgot to mention the baby because he only lived a few moments. This kind of birth is important and must be included in the total number of live births (born alive and then died).

There are two possibilities for a live birth; that is, the child has died (by the time of the enumeration) or is still alive (at the time of the enumeration).

A child still alive is any child who was born alive and is still living (at the time of the enumeration) with his mother (lives in this household) or somewhere else (lives with a sibling, uncle, grandparent, attends school elsewhere or works elsewhere).

Do not ask about an interrupted pregnancy in this survey as no further information is needed at this time.


Column (2) Total number of children born
This is the total number of children that were born alive to the mother (exclude stillborn or miscarried babies).

As the question as follows:

"How many children did you give birth to that were born alive?"

Enter the number of children that were born alive according to the concept explained above.


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Indonesia 1980 — source variable ID1980A_0446 — Total number of living children
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IX. Ever married women
[Questions 43-49.]


46. Number of living children

a. Total

_ _ children


b. Living at home

_ _ children


c. Living away

_ _ children



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Indonesia 1980 — source variable ID1980A_0449 — Number of dead children
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IX. Ever married women
[Questions 43-49.]


47. Number of dead children

_ _ children



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Indonesia 1990 — source variable CHBORN — Children ever born

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Indonesia 1995 — source variable ID1995A_0469 — Number of ever born children
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VII. Ever married women age 10-54
[Questions 701-716]


710. Number of ever born children

_ _


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Question 706 to 716: Number of children born alive
These questions are to collect the characteristics on all of the children born alive to the respondent, regardless of who the father is. When collecting the data on this matter, please explain to the respondent that the events to be covered are the children born alive even if [they are] not living in the same household or have passed away. Born alive is a child who, when born, showed signs of life such as crying, moving or breathing, even if the child only lived a few moments.

Also ask the respondent not to report the number of stillbirths (when the child did not show signs of life), foster children, or stepchildren.


Question 710: Table of birth history
The table of contents for [questions] P711 to P716 aims to obtain a complete list of all children who were born alive to the respondent based on the time of birth. Begin by asking all of the names of children born alive, starting from the eldest through the youngest, then write down all the names in P711. If a newborn baby has not been given a name, just write: "Baby". Continue to the eldest and ask questions P712 to P716. Ask the same questions for the second, third and so on.

The respondent has to put the children in sequential order based on the time of birth. [If], after writing several births, it turns out that the sequence is not in the correct order, do not erase the information -- rather, cross the serial number and change it with the correct sequence. Twins are written in a separate row and the names are related with a bracket '{}'.


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Indonesia 2000 — source variable ID2000A_0418 — Total number of children born alive
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Ever married women age 10 or older
[Questions 14-15 were asked of ever married women age 10 or older]


14. Total number of children ever born ____

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Specific characteristics of ever married women age 10 or older
These two questions, 14 and 15, are directed to ever married women age 10 or older only in order to collect data on: children ever born and children still alive. To ensure the accuracy of data collection in this stage, please interview the women directly.

Information on children ever born and children still alive is collected regardless of the father of the child. During data collection at the first step of interview, the enumerator should add some explanation about occurrences and event coverage such as: children ever born who are no longer in this HOUSEHOLD, childbirth and children still alive.

Children ever born are any children who at the time of birth showed any signs of life, even if momentarily, such as heart beat, breathing, crying and other signs of life.

It is very important to explain the concept clearly so that the respondent understands. In order to do so, the enumerator is advised to add some examples of reported occurrences like stillbirths, adopted children and step children.


Question 14 : Total number of children ever born
Write down the total number of children ever born in the appropriate box. If there are no children ever born, then fill in the box with "00".


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Indonesia 2010 — source variable ID2010A_0458 — Number of children ever born
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Ever married women age 10 or older
[Questions 219-221 were asked of ever-married women age 10 or older.]


[Questions 220-221 were asked of ever-married women age 10 or older who had a live birth.]


220. How many of [the respondent's] children are:

a. Living in this household?

_ _ Sons
_ _ Daughters


b. Living elsewhere?

_ _ Sons
_ _ Daughters


a. Have died?

_ _ Sons
_ _ Daughters


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Ever Married Women Who Are 10 Years or Older
[p. 142]
Questions number 219, 220 and 221 are asked to women who have ever married who are 10 years or older. If Q203 has a code 2, Q204 (age) 10 or older, and Q215 has codes 2, 3 or 4, then Q219, Q220 and Q221 must be asked. If not all requirements are met, then Q219, Q220 and Q221 should not be asked and should be left BLANK (Don't enter code 00).
The information which will be collected from every female household member who has ever married aged 10 or older is: has she ever given birth to a baby born alive, number of children still living, number of children who have died and whether she has given birth to a child after 1 January 2009. Information about number of children born alive who are still living and number of children who died must be recorded in detail classified by sex and whether or not the living children live in this household or a different household. Stillborn children are not included in this question.


Questions 220a, 220b and 220c: Total Number of Children Born Alive
Ask the total number of own children who were ever born alive to the household member who meets all the requirements [respondent has had a live birth]. Record the total number of children born alive, those who are still alive and live in this household or live in a different household as well as those who have already died. For the household member who has been married several times, this should include the children from all marriages from the first through the last.
Child born alive is an own child who at the time of its birth had signs of life, even though only for a very short time, such as heart beating, breathing, and crying.
Stillborn means that at the time of birth the child did not show any signs of life. A stillborn child is not included in this question.
If a child lives outside this household and it is not known whether the child is still alive, then it is assumed to be still alive.
In order to be clear and correct, the enumerator should read aloud the results he/she has recorded to confirm the information with the respondent. Say:

"So that I am sure that I have correctly recorded the information, please correct me if I have made any mistakes.

a. Number of own children of (Mrs. Arina, for example) still alive and who live in this household is (2, for example) boys and (1) girl.
b. Number of own children of (Mrs. Arina, for example) still alive and who live outside this household is (1, for example) boy and (no) girl.
c. Number of own children of (Mrs. Arina) who have died is (no) boy and (1) girl."



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Iran 2006 — source variable IR2006A_0434 — Number of live-born boys
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For women who have codes 1, 2 or 3 in Column 20
[Questions 30-34 were asked of ever married women]


For code 1 in column 30
[Questions 31-34 were asked of ever married women who gave birth]


Number of live-born children

Total


31. Boy _ _

32. Girl _ _
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27.1. Number of live-born children, Columns 31 through 34


27.1.1. Total, Column 31 and 32
"Number of live born children" is the number of living children a woman (who has been married at least once) has given birth to up to now. These children might be alive or dead at the present time and might be living with this or another household. Ask the total number of live-born children for any woman who has been assigned code 1 in Column 30 and write the answer as a two-digit number, based on the gender of the child, in each of the boxes in Columns 31 and 32.

- Note that for those women who have been married more than once, the sum of the number of children obtained from all the marriages should be written in both of these columns. For instance, for a woman who has given birth to a son in her last marriage and 2 daughters in her current marriage, write 01 in Column 31 and 02 in Column 32.
- Note that for those women who have given birth only to boys or girls, write the number of children in one column and mark the other as "--".


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Iran 2006 — source variable IR2006A_0435 — Number of live-born girls
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For women who have codes 1, 2 or 3 in Column 20
[Questions 30-34 were asked of ever married women]


For code 1 in column 30
[Questions 31-34 were asked of ever married women who gave birth]


Number of live-born children

Total


31. Boy _ _

32. Girl _ _
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27.1. Number of live-born children, Columns 31 through 34


27.1.1. Total, Column 31 and 32
"Number of live born children" is the number of living children a woman (who has been married at least once) has given birth to up to now. These children might be alive or dead at the present time and might be living with this or another household. Ask the total number of live-born children for any woman who has been assigned code 1 in Column 30 and write the answer as a two-digit number, based on the gender of the child, in each of the boxes in Columns 31 and 32.

- Note that for those women who have been married more than once, the sum of the number of children obtained from all the marriages should be written in both of these columns. For instance, for a woman who has given birth to a son in her last marriage and 2 daughters in her current marriage, write 01 in Column 31 and 02 in Column 32.
- Note that for those women who have given birth only to boys or girls, write the number of children in one column and mark the other as "--".


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Iran 2011 — source variable IR2011A_0445 — Number of live female births
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Fertility status - for women aged 10 and over who have been married, widowed, or divorced from question 30

[Questions 32-36 for those who answered yes to question 31]

32. Number of children ever born (in total)

_ _ Boys
_ _ Girls
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Columns 31 -36, reproductive status -General description

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Fill this columns if codes 1, 2, or 3 is checked in column 30 and leave them blank for the rest.
• Fill these column for females only.

Columns 32 and 33, number of live newborns

Fill these columns if "yes" is checked in column 31 and leave blank for the rest.

Column 32, total number of live newborns

[Picture omitted]
Enter the total number of live newborns delivered till the time of enumeration for each female married at least once.
These children may
• not be alive at the time of enumeration
• live with the household under enumeration or another.
• from one or more marriages
Specify the number of live newborns based on gender as two-digit number e.g. if a woman has one son from previous marriage and two daughters from current marriage write "01" and "02" in respective rows. If all of the live newborns are the same gender, fill the row of other gender with "00".



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Iran 2011 — source variable IR2011A_0446 — Number of live male births
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Fertility status - for women aged 10 and over who have been married, widowed, or divorced from question 30

[Questions 32-36 for those who answered yes to question 31]

32. Number of children ever born (in total)

_ _ Boys
_ _ Girls
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Columns 31 -36, reproductive status -General description

[Picture omitted]
Fill this columns if codes 1, 2, or 3 is checked in column 30 and leave them blank for the rest.
• Fill these column for females only.

Columns 32 and 33, number of live newborns

Fill these columns if "yes" is checked in column 31 and leave blank for the rest.

Column 32, total number of live newborns

[Picture omitted]
Enter the total number of live newborns delivered till the time of enumeration for each female married at least once.
These children may
• not be alive at the time of enumeration
• live with the household under enumeration or another.
• from one or more marriages
Specify the number of live newborns based on gender as two-digit number e.g. if a woman has one son from previous marriage and two daughters from current marriage write "01" and "02" in respective rows. If all of the live newborns are the same gender, fill the row of other gender with "00".



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Iraq 1997 — source variable IQ1997A_0412 — Number of live-born male children
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To be filled by people age 12 and older
[Applies to questions 38-45]


[Questions 42 to 45 are for married, divorced and widowed women]


43. Total number of live births during married life

Male ____
Female ____

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43. Total number of live born children during marriage life:
Recorded the number of live born (male and female) in numbers in the field specialized for each one of them. Those who were born from the recent marriage or the previous marriage and these two numbers must include the live born those who died after a short time or a long time from their born and this does not include the infant that was born dead or the embryo that falls dead. If the women don't get birth to a live the word (zero) must be put in the space.

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Iraq 1997 — source variable IQ1997A_0413 — Number of live-born female children
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To be filled by people age 12 and older
[Applies to questions 38-45]


[Questions 42 to 45 are for married, divorced and widowed women]


43. Total number of live births during married life

Male ____
Female ____

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43. Total number of live born children during marriage life:
Recorded the number of live born (male and female) in numbers in the field specialized for each one of them. Those who were born from the recent marriage or the previous marriage and these two numbers must include the live born those who died after a short time or a long time from their born and this does not include the infant that was born dead or the embryo that falls dead. If the women don't get birth to a live the word (zero) must be put in the space.

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Ireland 1971 — source variable IE1971A_0404 — Number of children born in the marriage
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8. Marriage ____
If 14 years of age or over, write "Single", "Married" or "Widowed", as appropriate. If under 14 years of age, write "Child"


[Questions 9 and 10 must be answered by married women only]


10. Number of children born alive to present marriage___

If none, write "None".


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Questions 9 and 10.
The Enumerator should refer back to Columns 2 and 8 to ensure that the particulars in respect of present marriage to be entered, in Columns 9 and 10 are given for all married women and for no other persons. Thus, these particulars are not required for widows. The year of present marriage should be consistent with the year of birth. In Column 10 should be stated the total number of children born alive (i.e. excluding stillbirths) to the woman's present marriage. This figure should include all such children born alive even if they have since died. If there were no children born alive, "none" should be written: the space should not be left blank.


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Ireland 2011 — source variable IE2011A_0433 — Number of children born alive
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13. How many children have you given birth to?
This question is for women only.
[Question 13 was asked for females only.]

Write in number of children born alive.
_ _
[] 1 None
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Question 13. The answers to Question 13 allow an assessment to be made of the factors impacting the fertility rate of women in Ireland, i.e. the extent to which fertility will vary with educational attainment, labor market status etc.

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Israel 1972 — source variable IL1972A_0411 — Children ever born
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[Questions 1-24 asked only of those 14 years of age or older.]


4. To how many children did you give birth?

Please include all children born alive, even if they are no longer living

[] No children born. Mark and pass to question 6 [skip question 5]
[] Number of children born (Mark 1, 2, 3 and so on) ____



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Israel 1983 — source variable IL1983A_0426 — Number of children ever born
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[Questions 1-28 were asked of household members aged 15 years or older]

Marriage and births
[Questions 3-7]


7. How many children have you had?

For every woman who is married, divorced or widowed (all men and unmarried women, skip to 8)

All children who were born alive should be included, even if they are no longer living.

[] 00 Had no children
[] Number of children born _ _


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8. Question 7: Number of births

[Instructions refer to a graphic of the census form including question 7.]

The question is not intended for single women or men, but for married women/ divorced women/widows.

Write the number of children the woman gave birth to throughout her whole life (also in previous marriages) -- even if deceased.

Do no include abortions and children born dead.


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Israel 1995 — source variable IL1995A_0431 — Number of children ever born
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Part C: Anyone 15 years and older is requested to fill-in both pages


[Questions 14-38 were asked of people 15 years or older.]


20. Did you bear any children?

For women only; men should proceed to question 21.
[Question 20 was asked of women age 15+]

Please include any children born alive, even if they are no longer alive.

[] 1. I did not bear any children
[] 2. I had children. Please specify the number of children: _ _


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10. Question 20

20. Did you bear any children?

For women only -- Men should proceed to question 21

Include children born alive even if they are no longer alive.

[] 1 I did not bear any children
[] 2 Yes, I did bear children > Write the number of children _ _

The question is for women only. Number of children means all the children the woman gave birth to, including children from previous marriage, and children who died. Do not include abortion and stillborn.


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Jamaica 1982 — source variable JM1982A_0434 — Number of children ever born alive
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Section 7: Fertility
[Females age 14 and older not attending school full-time]


32. Number of live born children ever had: _ _

[] Not stated

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Section 7 - Fertility

This section is comprised of Questions 32 to 38 and the information is to be completed only for females 14 years or older who are not attending school (not including a tertiary institution full time)


5.58 Question 32 - Number of Live Born Children Ever Had

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Ask the question like this: "Have you (has she) ever had any live born children?" If the answer is 'Yes', ask "How many? It might help if you count first those which are now alive and add to that number the children born alive but who have since died. Do not count stillbirths in the number. I will enquire about this later." Score the number as described above.
In cases where it has not been possible after all efforts to obtain the information, score "Not Stated" on the top line relating to this question.


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Jamaica 1991 — source variable JM1991A_0454 — Number of liveborn children ever had
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Section 7: Union status and fertility
(Female age 14 and older who are not full-time students at a primary or secondary school)


7.7. How many live-born children have you / has [the respondent] ever had? _ _

[] Not stated
If "00", go to Question 8.1.

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Section 7 - Union Status and Fertility

5.76 General
This section is comprised of Question 7.1 - 7.14 and the information is to be completed only for females 14 years or older who are not attending primary or secondary school full-time. Part-time students at these schools as well as students of tertiary institutions are eligible for

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answering these questions.
The questions in this section can be seen to be of a very personal nature and you must assure the respondent that this type of information is very crucial to population planning as they provide very useful indicators of family formation and population growth.


5.81 General
Questions 7.6 - 7.14 are related to the number of live born children a woman has had. These questions are to be asked only of women under 65

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years old. Some women might tend to exclude children who were born alive but subsequently died. These children are not to be excluded from the count. A live birth is the product of a pregnancy which shows some form of life after expulsion even if it dies a few minutes after.


5.82 Question 7.7 Number of live-born Children ever had
Using two digits score the number. Where a woman has had no live-born children score '00' and GO TO Q8.1.


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Jamaica 2001 — source variable JM2001A_0476 — Ever had liveborn children
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Section 5: Fertility
[Questions 5.1-5.11. for females ages 14-49]


5.1 Have you/has [the respondent] ever had live born children?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No (end interview)
[] 9 Not stated

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Section 5: Fertility
[Females ages 14 to 49]

5.91 General
This section is comprised of question 5.1 through 5.11, and the information is to be completed only for females ages 14 to 49. The questions are of a very personal nature and you must assure the respondent that this type of information is very crucial to population/planning, since it provided very useful indicators of population growth. Be very careful when asking the questions from young women. In all instances, you must assure the parents and the youth how important these questions are to the study of and planning for issues related to reproductive health among young people. Reassure them of the confidentiality clause regarding Census data collection

These questions are related to the number of live-born children a woman has had. Some women might tend to exclude children who were born alive but subsequently died. These children are not to be excluded from the count. A live birth is the product of a pregnancy that shows some sign of life after expulsion, even if [the child] dies a few minutes after.


5.92 Questions 5.1-5.2: Number of live-born children ever had and their sex.

Using two digits score the total, as well as the number of male and female births. For numbers between 1 and 9, write 01-09.


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Jamaica 2001 — source variable JM2001A_0477 — Total number of children ever born
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Section 5: Fertility
[Questions 5.1-5.11. for females ages 14-49]


5.2 How many live born children and of what sex?

If not stated, record 99 [for total]

Total_ _
Male_ _
Female_ _

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Section 5: Fertility
[Females ages 14 to 49]

5.91 General
This section is comprised of question 5.1 through 5.11, and the information is to be completed only for females ages 14 to 49. The questions are of a very personal nature and you must assure the respondent that this type of information is very crucial to population/planning, since it provided very useful indicators of population growth. Be very careful when asking the questions from young women. In all instances, you must assure the parents and the youth how important these questions are to the study of and planning for issues related to reproductive health among young people. Reassure them of the confidentiality clause regarding Census data collection

These questions are related to the number of live-born children a woman has had. Some women might tend to exclude children who were born alive but subsequently died. These children are not to be excluded from the count. A live birth is the product of a pregnancy that shows some sign of life after expulsion, even if [the child] dies a few minutes after.


5.92 Questions 5.1-5.2: Number of live-born children ever had and their sex.

Using two digits score the total, as well as the number of male and female births. For numbers between 1 and 9, write 01-09.


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Kenya 1969 — source variable KE1969A_0426 — Children ever born
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To be asked of females aged 12 and over only
[Questions k-o were asked of females aged 12 and over.]

Of the children you have ever borne alive:

k. How many are now living with you? ____

l. How many are now living elsewhere? ____

m. How many have died? ____


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Kenya 1979 — source variable KE1979A_0419 — Children ever born
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The questions in columns (m) to (u) apply to all women and girls aged twelve years and over.

124. Answers are required for all women in this category. It does not matter whether or not they are married, single, divorced or separated; whether or not they are still attending school; whether or not you think they have or have not borne children; or what their relationship to the head of the household -- you must ask the questions of all women and girls aged twelve and over.

125. For males and for girls under twelve years of age, write 'n/a' in column (m) and leave the rest blank.

126. Many women do not like answering questions about their children. There are various reasons for this, but it is your job to obtain the answers. It will require firmness and tact.


127. Ask of all females aged 12 years and over,
"Has this woman borne any children?'

128. If the woman has never borne any children alive, write '0' in each of columns (m) to (r).

129. A child born alive is one who cries after being born. The census is concerned only with born children alive. Do not include still-births -- that is, children who were born dead and did not cry.


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Kenya 1989 — source variable KE1989A_0429 — Number of children ever born
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D. Females aged 12 years and over


How many children has [the respondent] born alive who are living in this household?

P40. Boys ____
P41. Girls ____


How many children has [the respondent] born alive living elsewhere?

P42. Boys ____
P43. Girls ____


How many children has [the respondent] born alive who have died?

P44. Boys ____
P45. Girls ____


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The questions in columns P40 to P51 apply to all women and girls aged 12 years and over

146. Answers are required of all women in this category. It does not matter whether or not they are married, single, divorced or separated; whether or not they are still attending school; or their relationship to the head of the household: you must ask the questions of all women and girls aged twelve years and over. The first thing to do is check column P00 to identify all those to whom these questions should be addressed.

147. For males and for girls under twelve years of age, leave columns P40 to P51 blank.

148. Many women do not like answering questions about their children. There are various reasons for this, but it is your job to obtain the answers. It will require firmness, politeness and tact.

149. Ask of all females age 12 and over whether they have borne any live children.

150. A child borne alive is one who cries after birth. The census is concerned only with children borne alive. Do not include stillbirths; that is, children who were born dead and therefore did not cry at the time of birth.

151. If the woman has never borne any live children, write '00' in each of columns P40 to P51.

152. If the woman has borne live children, ask, 'of the children she has borne alive, how many are living in this household?'

153. Write the number of boys who are living in the household in column P40 and the number of girls in column P41. If none of the boys or girls are living in the household, write '00' in the appropriate columns. You should be able to verify this information from column P00. If, for example, the woman has only two boys and two girls, you should write '02' in column P40 and '02' in column P41.

154. Next, of the children borne alive, ask her how many are living elsewhere?'

155. Write the number of boys who are living elsewhere in column P42 and the number of girls in column P43. If none of the boys or girls she has borne alive are living elsewhere, write '00' in the appropriate columns.

156. Include in these columns all the children she has borne alive who are living elsewhere. It may be that they have grown up and married, or have gone off to work, or are living with relatives, or are in a boarding school, and so on. Make sure that none of the children she has borne alive are missed and ask further questions to probe the matter fully, such as, 'are any of your children away, at work, or with relatives?'

157. Then ask, 'of the children you have borne alive, how many have died?'

158. Many people do not talk of the dead and many others find it painful. It is best to ask this question in a matter of fact way and without embarrassment. Please refer to item 150 above for the definition of a live birth.

159. Write the number of boys who have died in column P44 and number of girls in column P45. If none of the boys and girls she has borne have died, write '00' in the appropriate columns.

160. If, in-spite of your best efforts, you cannot obtain this information about the children who have died, code '99' in column P44 and P45. Do not leave any of these columns blank.

161. Before proceeding to columns P46 through P51, probe to know whether the number of children given in columns P40 through P 45 is correct by asking the woman again how many children she has given birth to. If this number differs from the total number in columns P40 through P 45, adjust your entries accordingly.

162. Ask, 'in what year was her last child born?'

163. Record the year of birth in column P47. For the years 1970 to 1989 state the year, but if the child was born before 1970 and the year is not known you may write '1969'. Code the last two digits of the year (e.g., 70 for 1970, 79 for 1979, and so forth).

164. If the child was born in 1985, 1986, 1987, 1988 or 1989, ask, 'in what month of the year was the child born?'

165. Code the month in column P46. Use '01' for January, '02' for February, etc. If the child was born in 1984 or before, you need not code the month of birth. However if the month is known, even for years before 1984, you may code them.

166. Then ask, 'was it a boy or a girl?'

167. Code the sex of the last borne child in column P48. Code '1' for males and '2' for females. If they were male twins, code '3', if female twins code '4', it twins with one of each sex, code '5', code '6' for other multiple births.

168. In column P49 indicate whether the child is still alive. If in column P48 it was indicated that they were twins or multiple births, preference will be given to dead children. If all the children of the above birth categories have died, preference will be given to the one who died latest. If the last born child is alive, and is living with the mother in the household, check that the year of birth agrees with the age of the child given is in column P12. If the dates do not agree, find out what has gone wrong and make the necessary corrections. If the child has died (see column P49), code the month and year of death in columns P50 and P51, respectively.


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Kenya 1999 — source variable KE1999A_0434 — Children ever born
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C. Information regarding females aged 12 years and above:


How many children have you born alive?

Mark X in the box and fill single digit only for 10 and above

P-40. Boys ____
P-41. Girls ____


How many children have you born alive who usually live in this household?

Mark X in the box and fill single digit for 10 and above

P-42. Boys ____
P-43. Girls ____


How many children have you born alive who usually live elsewhere?

Mark X in the box and fill single digit only for 10 and above

P-44 Boys ____
P-45 Girls ____


How many children have you born alive who have died?

Mark X in the box and fill single digit only for 10 and above

P-46 Boys ____
P-47 Girls ____


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Columns P40-51: Particulars of all live births

88. The questions in columns P40 to P51 apply to all females aged 12 years and over

89. Answers are required of all females in this category. It does not matter whether or not they are married, never married, divorced or separated; whether or not they are still attending school; or what their relationship to the head of the household is. You must ask the questions of all females aged twelve years and over. First thing to do is check in column P11 and P12 and then identify all those to whom these questions should be posed. Make sure you make your entries in the correct serial numbers for the eligible women.

90. For all males and for girls below twelve years of age, leave columns P40 to P51 blank. Also, if a female aged 12 years and above has, for some reason, declined to respond to the questions, leave columns P40 to P51 blank. However, this will not be tolerated. For childless women, code "0" in the appropriate bigger boxes.

91. Many women do not like answering questions about their children. There are various reasons for this, but it is your job to obtain the answers. It will require firmness, politeness and tact.

92. Ask of all females aged 12 years and over "Have you borne any children alive?"

(a, A child borne alive is one who shows one or more of the following signs of life immediately after birth:
(i) Crying or similar sounds
(ii) Movement of the limbs or any other parts of the body
(iii) Any other tangible signs of life.
The census is concerned only with children born alive. Do not include stillbirths, that is, children who were born dead and therefore did not show any sign(s) of life as above at the time of birth.

(b) If the woman has born any child alive, write the number of boys in the bigger box in P40 and the number of girls in P41 if it is a single digit. However; mark an "X" in the smaller box and then fill in the last digit for 1019. The following are examples:

93. If the woman has born children alive, ask, "of the children you have born alive, how many usually live with you in this household?" Write the number of boys who usually live in the household in column P42 and number of girls in column P43. If none of the boys or girls she has borne alive are living in the household, write "0" in the appropriate boxes. For female headed households, you should be able to verify this information from column P10 and P11. If for example the woman has only two boys and two 'girls then you should write "2" in column P42 and "2" in column P43, leaving the smaller boxes in each sub-column blank.

94. Next ask, "of the children you have born alive, how many usually live elsewhere?"

(a) Write the number of boys who usually live elsewhere in column P44 and the number of girls in column P45. Fill in a single digit in the bigger box under the appropriate column if less than ten (10); for 10 and above mark an "X" the smaller box and fill in the last single digit in the bigger box. If none of the boys or girls she has borne alive live elsewhere, write, "0" in the appropriate bigger boxes, leaving the smaller boxes blank.

(b) Include in these columns all the children she has borne alive who usually live elsewhere. It may be that they have grown up and married, or have gone off to work, or are living with relatives, or are in a boarding school etc. Make sure that none of the children she has borne alive are missed out. Ask further questions to probe the matter fully - "are any of your children away?" "at work?" "with relatives?", etc.

95. Then ask, "of the children you have born alive, how many have died?"

(a) Many people do not want to talk of the dead and many others find it painful to talk about their dead children. It is best to ask this question in a matter of fact way and without embarrassment. Please refer to paragraph 92(a) above for the definition of a live birth.

(b) Write the number of boys who have died in column P46 and number of girls in column in P47 using the same procedure as in 94 (a). If none of the boys and girls she has borne alive has died, code "0" in the appropriate columns.

(c) If, in spite of your best efforts, you cannot obtain this information about the children who have died, leave columns P46 and P47 blank. However, you should not encourage this.

96. Before proceeding to columns P48-P51, probe to know whether the number of children given in columns P42-x'47 is correct by comparing with the entry in columns P40 and P41. If these totals differ, probe further and adjust your entries accordingly.

97. Ask, "in what year and month was your last child born?" Record the month and year of birth in columns P48 and P49 respectively. Code the month in column P48 i.e. "01" for January, "02" for February, "12" for December. Code the last two digits of the year i.e. "80" for 1980, "89" for 1989 in column P49 etc.

98. Then ask, 'was it a boy or a girl?' Write the sex of the last borne child in column P50. Code "1" for male, "2" for female, "3" for male twins, "4" for female twins, "5" for twins with one of either sex, and "6" for other multiple births.

99. In column P51 indicate whether the child is still alive. If the last live birth is alive and living with the mother, check that year of birth agrees with the age of the child which is in column P12. If the dates do not agree, find out what has gone wrong and make any correction that is necessary. For single births code "1" if the child is still alive and "2" if dead. For twins code "3" if both twins are alive and "4" if only one of the twins is alive. For multiple births, code "5" if all the multiples are alive, "6" if two of the multiples are alive, "7" if only one of the multiples is alive and "8" if none of the multiples is alive. Write "9" if the survival status of the last birth is not known.


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Kenya 2009 — source variable KE2009A_0415 — Number of boys born alive
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B: Information regarding females aged 12 years and above
[Questions P-24 to P-36 were asked of females age 12+ only.]


Particulars of all live births
P-24, P-25. How many children have you ever born alive?

_ _ Boys
_ _ Girls


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- Section B: Information regarding females 12 years old and above. This section covers columns P24 to P36. It pertains to live births and should be asked of all females aged 12 years and above and make appropriate entries for each. As much as possible, obtain the information directly from the female concerned. Information should only be obtained from someone else if the respondent cannot be reached.

31. Section B: Information regarding females aged 12 years and above


31.2 Columns P24-P25: Children born alive

Ask: "Have you ever borne any children alive?" (How many children have you ever borne alive?).
A child born alive is one who shows one or more of the following signs of life immediately after birth:

- Crying or similar sounds
- Movement of the limbs or any other parts of the body
- Any other tangible signs of life.

The census is concerned only with children born alive. Do not include stillbirths, that is, children who were born dead and therefore did not show any sign(s) of life as above at the time of birth.
If the woman has born any child alive, write the number of boys in the boxes in P24 and the number of girls in P25.


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Kenya 2009 — source variable KE2009A_0416 — Number of girls born alive
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B: Information regarding females aged 12 years and above
[Questions P-24 to P-36 were asked of females age 12+ only.]


Particulars of all live births
P-24, P-25. How many children have you ever born alive?

_ _ Boys
_ _ Girls


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- Section B: Information regarding females 12 years old and above. This section covers columns P24 to P36. It pertains to live births and should be asked of all females aged 12 years and above and make appropriate entries for each. As much as possible, obtain the information directly from the female concerned. Information should only be obtained from someone else if the respondent cannot be reached.

31. Section B: Information regarding females aged 12 years and above


31.2 Columns P24-P25: Children born alive

Ask: "Have you ever borne any children alive?" (How many children have you ever borne alive?).
A child born alive is one who shows one or more of the following signs of life immediately after birth:

- Crying or similar sounds
- Movement of the limbs or any other parts of the body
- Any other tangible signs of life.

The census is concerned only with children born alive. Do not include stillbirths, that is, children who were born dead and therefore did not show any sign(s) of life as above at the time of birth.
If the woman has born any child alive, write the number of boys in the boxes in P24 and the number of girls in P25.


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Kyrgyz Republic 1999 — source variable KG1999A_0450 — Children ever born
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18. Women aged 15 years and over, specify
[Questions 18 was asked of women aged 15 years and over.]

a) How many children have you borne? _ _
b) How many children are alive? _ _
c) How many of them live separately? _ _
d) [] 99 No answer

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Question 18. For women aged 15 years and over specify

The question is asked of women at the age of 15 years and over, both married and not married.

For persons under 15 years this question is usually not to be filled in. But if a woman interviewed gave birth to children, relevant answers should be recorded for her either.

The answers are to be recorded in numbers in a specially dedicated boxes.
a) how many children were born?
In the answer to this question the total number of children ever born (excluding stillbirths) is to be marked, whether all children are alive at the moment or not or whether they are members of the woman's household or live separately. Herewith, adopted or patronized children, as well as children of her husband's previous marriage, are not to be included in the number of children born to the woman.
If a woman did not give birth to any child, "0" is entered in items "?", "b", and "c".
b) how many of them do survive?
In the answer to this question the number of children born to the woman and surviving at the census moment is to be recorded.
If of the number of children born to the woman at the census moment no children survive, "0" is entered in items "b" and "c".
c) how many of them do live separately?
In the answer to this question the number of children living at the census moment separately from their mother, i.e. who are not members of her household (e.g., because of their departure for training or separating into an independent household, etc.) is to be stated.
If all children ever born live together with their mother, in item "c" the numeral "0" is to be placed.
d) no answer
If a woman questioned for some reasons did not answer the questions asked, Code 99 is to be circled in the enumeration form.


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Kyrgyz Republic 2009 — source variable KG2009A_0444 — Total number of children born
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18. Women, 15 years of age and over, specify


How many children have you given birth to?

Boys _ _
Girls _ _


How many children are alive?

Boys _ _
Girls _ _


How many of them live elsewhere?

Boys _ _
Girls _ _

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Question 18. For women (aged 15 and over)
The question is to be asked of women at the age of 15 years and over, both married and not married.
For persons under 15 years of age this question is usually not to be filled in. But if a woman interviewed gave birth to children, the answers to following questions should be recorded for her either.


?) How many children were ever born, of whom how many boys and how many girls?
The total number of children born is to be recorded (excluding still births), whether all of them are alive at present or not and whether they are members of the household or live separately.
In separate boxes the number of boys and girls is to be entered.
Adopted or patronized children, as well as husband's children of a former marriage are not to be included in the number of children born to a given woman.
If a woman did not give birth to any child, "?" is to be entered in items "?", "b", and "c".
In separate boxes the number of boys and girls is to be entered.


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Laos 2005 — source variable LA2005A_0423 — Any live birth
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E. For women, aged 15 to 49 years
Ask woman that are present at enumeration
[Questions 18-20 were asked of present women age 15 to 49].

18. Have you give any live birth?

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 No answer
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Section E: For women aged 15 - 49 years
The purpose of questions 18 -- 20 is to collect information for estimating fertility and infant and child mortality, preferably directly from the woman concerned.
Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women aged 15 to 49 years. For all others, i.e. for women less than 15 years and those more than 49 years and all males, use the tick-box for alternative "9" in question 18, and leave the rest blank.
Information should be requested of all women 15-49 years, irrespective of their marital status or whether you think they have borne children or not. Efforts should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do so should be obtained from the head of household. If the woman concerned is not present, someone else - preferably the head of household - should be used to answer the questions.
Definition of live birth: A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Thus, a live birth is a birth which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time of period within which these signs are manifest.

Question 18: Children ever born
Identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Check with question 2 for consistency; the number of children in question 2 must be equal or higher than the number in question 17 (the higher number in question 2 accepted because foster children also are eligible in that question).
There are four parts to this question and the order of asking them is as follows:

a. Have you (or name) given any live birth?

If the answer is "no", tick box "2" and leave the rest blank.
If the answer is "yes", tick box "1" and complete the remaining questions.
It should be noted again that the children referred to in question 17 are the respondent's own children in the biological sense and not foster children, e. g. children of the husband by another woman or children of another relative.

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Laos 2005 — source variable LA2005A_0424 — Male children living at home
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E. For women, aged 15 to 49 years
Ask woman that are present at enumeration
[Questions 18-20 were asked of present women age 15 to 49].

[In Question 18] If no (2) or (9): continue with next woman. If yes (1): How many children born alive to you...
Were with you on census night?
_ Male
_ Female
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Section E: For women aged 15 - 49 years
The purpose of questions 18 -- 20 is to collect information for estimating fertility and infant and child mortality, preferably directly from the woman concerned.
Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women aged 15 to 49 years. For all others, i.e. for women less than 15 years and those more than 49 years and all males, use the tick-box for alternative "9" in question 18, and leave the rest blank.
Information should be requested of all women 15-49 years, irrespective of their marital status or whether you think they have borne children or not. Efforts should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do so should be obtained from the head of household. If the woman concerned is not present, someone else - preferably the head of household - should be used to answer the questions.
Definition of live birth: A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Thus, a live birth is a birth which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time of period within which these signs are manifest.

Question 18: Children ever born
Identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Check with question 2 for consistency; the number of children in question 2 must be equal or higher than the number in question 17 (the higher number in question 2 accepted because foster children also are eligible in that question).
There are four parts to this question and the order of asking them is as follows:

b. How many children born alive to you (or name) were with you (or her) on the census night?

Record the number (incl. "0") of males and females.

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Laos 2005 — source variable LA2005A_0425 — Female children living at home
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E. For women, aged 15 to 49 years
Ask woman that are present at enumeration
[Questions 18-20 were asked of present women age 15 to 49].

[In Question 18] If no (2) or (9): continue with next woman. If yes (1): How many children born alive to you...
Were with you on census night?
_ Male
_ Female
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Section E: For women aged 15 - 49 years
The purpose of questions 18 -- 20 is to collect information for estimating fertility and infant and child mortality, preferably directly from the woman concerned.
Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women aged 15 to 49 years. For all others, i.e. for women less than 15 years and those more than 49 years and all males, use the tick-box for alternative "9" in question 18, and leave the rest blank.
Information should be requested of all women 15-49 years, irrespective of their marital status or whether you think they have borne children or not. Efforts should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do so should be obtained from the head of household. If the woman concerned is not present, someone else - preferably the head of household - should be used to answer the questions.
Definition of live birth: A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Thus, a live birth is a birth which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time of period within which these signs are manifest.

Question 18: Children ever born
Identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Check with question 2 for consistency; the number of children in question 2 must be equal or higher than the number in question 17 (the higher number in question 2 accepted because foster children also are eligible in that question).
There are four parts to this question and the order of asking them is as follows:

b. How many children born alive to you (or name) were with you (or her) on the census night?

Record the number (incl. "0") of males and females.

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Laos 2005 — source variable LA2005A_0426 — Male children living outside of home
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E. For women, aged 15 to 49 years
Ask woman that are present at enumeration
[Questions 18-20 were asked of present women age 15 to 49].

[In Question 18] If no (2) or (9): continue with next woman. If yes (1): How many children born alive to you...
Were elsewhere than with you on census night?
_ Male
_Female
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Section E: For women aged 15 - 49 years
The purpose of questions 18 -- 20 is to collect information for estimating fertility and infant and child mortality, preferably directly from the woman concerned.
Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women aged 15 to 49 years. For all others, i.e. for women less than 15 years and those more than 49 years and all males, use the tick-box for alternative "9" in question 18, and leave the rest blank.
Information should be requested of all women 15-49 years, irrespective of their marital status or whether you think they have borne children or not. Efforts should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do so should be obtained from the head of household. If the woman concerned is not present, someone else - preferably the head of household - should be used to answer the questions.
Definition of live birth: A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Thus, a live birth is a birth which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time of period within which these signs are manifest.

Question 18: Children ever born
Identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Check with question 2 for consistency; the number of children in question 2 must be equal or higher than the number in question 17 (the higher number in question 2 accepted because foster children also are eligible in that question).
There are four parts to this question and the order of asking them is as follows:

c. How many children born alive to you (or name) were elsewhere on the census night?

Record the number (incl. "0") of males and females. These are children still alive but who were not at home on census night, e.g. they may be staying with some relative, be at a boarding school, have been given up for adoption or are grown-up children who have left the household.
Further probing may be necessary as all these children are to be entered whether they are members of the household or not.

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Laos 2005 — source variable LA2005A_0427 — Female children living outside of home
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E. For women, aged 15 to 49 years
Ask woman that are present at enumeration
[Questions 18-20 were asked of present women age 15 to 49].

[In Question 18] If no (2) or (9): continue with next woman. If yes (1): How many children born alive to you...
Were elsewhere than with you on census night?
_ Male
_Female
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Section E: For women aged 15 - 49 years
The purpose of questions 18 -- 20 is to collect information for estimating fertility and infant and child mortality, preferably directly from the woman concerned.
Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women aged 15 to 49 years. For all others, i.e. for women less than 15 years and those more than 49 years and all males, use the tick-box for alternative "9" in question 18, and leave the rest blank.
Information should be requested of all women 15-49 years, irrespective of their marital status or whether you think they have borne children or not. Efforts should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do so should be obtained from the head of household. If the woman concerned is not present, someone else - preferably the head of household - should be used to answer the questions.
Definition of live birth: A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Thus, a live birth is a birth which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time of period within which these signs are manifest.

Question 18: Children ever born
Identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Check with question 2 for consistency; the number of children in question 2 must be equal or higher than the number in question 17 (the higher number in question 2 accepted because foster children also are eligible in that question).
There are four parts to this question and the order of asking them is as follows:

c. How many children born alive to you (or name) were elsewhere on the census night?

Record the number (incl. "0") of males and females. These are children still alive but who were not at home on census night, e.g. they may be staying with some relative, be at a boarding school, have been given up for adoption or are grown-up children who have left the household.
Further probing may be necessary as all these children are to be entered whether they are members of the household or not.

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Laos 2005 — source variable LA2005A_0428 — Male children that died
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E. For women, aged 15 to 49 years
Ask woman that are present at enumeration
[Questions 18-20 were asked of present women age 15 to 49].

[In Question 18] If no (2) or (9): continue with next woman. If yes (1): How many children born alive to you...
Have died?
_Male
_Female
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Section E: For women aged 15 - 49 years
The purpose of questions 18 -- 20 is to collect information for estimating fertility and infant and child mortality, preferably directly from the woman concerned.
Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women aged 15 to 49 years. For all others, i.e. for women less than 15 years and those more than 49 years and all males, use the tick-box for alternative "9" in question 18, and leave the rest blank.
Information should be requested of all women 15-49 years, irrespective of their marital status or whether you think they have borne children or not. Efforts should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do so should be obtained from the head of household. If the woman concerned is not present, someone else - preferably the head of household - should be used to answer the questions.
Definition of live birth: A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Thus, a live birth is a birth which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time of period within which these signs are manifest.

Question 18: Children ever born
Identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Check with question 2 for consistency; the number of children in question 2 must be equal or higher than the number in question 17 (the higher number in question 2 accepted because foster children also are eligible in that question).
There are four parts to this question and the order of asking them is as follows:

d. How many children born alive to you (or name) have died?

Make the appropriate entries under columns for males and females.
This information is extremely important and it is difficult to obtain accurate data, because some respondents may fail to mention children who died very young or a long time ago. Probe by asking "Any male or female child who was born alive but only survived a few days or hours?"
Many respondents will be reluctant to talk about child deaths and become sad or upset that you are asking such questions. Be very tactful in such situations. Explain that you know the subject is painful but that the information is very important for calculation of death rates (mortality).

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Laos 2005 — source variable LA2005A_0429 — Female children that died
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E. For women, aged 15 to 49 years
Ask woman that are present at enumeration
[Questions 18-20 were asked of present women age 15 to 49].

[In Question 18] If no (2) or (9): continue with next woman. If yes (1): How many children born alive to you...
Have died?
_Male
_Female
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Section E: For women aged 15 - 49 years
The purpose of questions 18 -- 20 is to collect information for estimating fertility and infant and child mortality, preferably directly from the woman concerned.
Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women aged 15 to 49 years. For all others, i.e. for women less than 15 years and those more than 49 years and all males, use the tick-box for alternative "9" in question 18, and leave the rest blank.
Information should be requested of all women 15-49 years, irrespective of their marital status or whether you think they have borne children or not. Efforts should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do so should be obtained from the head of household. If the woman concerned is not present, someone else - preferably the head of household - should be used to answer the questions.
Definition of live birth: A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Thus, a live birth is a birth which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time of period within which these signs are manifest.

Question 18: Children ever born
Identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Check with question 2 for consistency; the number of children in question 2 must be equal or higher than the number in question 17 (the higher number in question 2 accepted because foster children also are eligible in that question).
There are four parts to this question and the order of asking them is as follows:

d. How many children born alive to you (or name) have died?

Make the appropriate entries under columns for males and females.
This information is extremely important and it is difficult to obtain accurate data, because some respondents may fail to mention children who died very young or a long time ago. Probe by asking "Any male or female child who was born alive but only survived a few days or hours?"
Many respondents will be reluctant to talk about child deaths and become sad or upset that you are asking such questions. Be very tactful in such situations. Explain that you know the subject is painful but that the information is very important for calculation of death rates (mortality).

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Lesotho 1996 — source variable LS1996A_0426 — Children ever born
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Section E. For women aged 12 years and over

26. Has (the respondent) given any live birth?

[Question 26 not applicable to males and those under 12 years.]
Enter 00 if no. If Yes, how many children were born alive to (the respondent) altogether?

____Live births
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5. Part E of the questionnaire

Columns 26 to 30 should be asked only of women aged 12 years and over

137. Column 26: Has (name) given any live birth
This question refers to women 12 years and over. For men and children under 12 years enter NA because the question is not applicable to them. If the individual is a woman and she is 12 years and above but has never had a child enter 00. A woman who has no child because the child died has had a child. If YES in this column fill in the number of children accordingly in sections 271 to 276 and columns 28 to 30.


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Lesotho 2006 — source variable LS2006A_0434 — Children born alive
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Section F. Women aged 12 to 49 years (Fertility)

34. Have you ever given a live birth?

Enter 00 if no. If Yes, how many children were born alive to (the respondent) altogether?

_ _ Live births
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Part F of the questionnaire
For women aged 12 to 49 years (fertility)

104. Column 34: Have you ever given a live birth. If yes how many.

Enter the total number of live births the woman has ever home that is the total number of children ever born. The total given here should be consistent with the total number from column 39 to column 44. If the answer is no, enter 00 and skip to column 45.

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Liberia 1974 — source variable LR1974A_0412 — Children ever born
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Ask all women over age 10 years

13. Number of children born
Ask all women over age 14 years regardless of marital status.

__ At home
__ Away from home
__ Died
__ Ever born
__ Surviving

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Liberia 2008 — source variable LR2008A_0437 — Children ever born
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Females aged 12-49 years

P33-38. No. of births (last 12 months)

P33-35. Sex
[] 1 M
[] 2 F

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Malawi 1987 — source variable MW1987A_0422 — Children ever born
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Women aged 10 years or older
[Questions P and Q were asked of women aged 10 years or more]


p. Total children ever born alive _ _

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Number of children ever born alive

74. You are required to collect information on the number of children ever born alive to women aged 10 years or more. A live born child may be defined as the one who, after separation from its mother, breathes, cries or shows any other evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of voluntary muscles.

75. Do not use a question such as "Mwachembela kangati" which would generally induce a woman to tell you the number of times she had delivered. But you are required to find information on the number of children who were actually born and who at birth were alive. Even if a child died later, as long as it was live at birth, such a child must be counted. On the other hand, a child who was born dead should not be counted.

76. On the question of the number of children ever born alive to a woman, ensure that all the children a woman gave birth to are counted. You should not include those children who are staying with the woman but not borne by her, for example, a woman may have been married to three husbands and is now living with the third husband. She had one child with the first husband and this one child is currently living with his father; and had three children with the second husband and of these three children, only one is staying with her, and the other two are either with their father or grandparents; and there is the last born from the present husband plus two other children borne by

[p.16]

the previous wives of the present husband. So this woman has only two of all her children staying with her and two from other wives of the present husband. The total number of children ever born alive to this woman should be recorded as 5, number of children ever born alive and living in this household should be recorded as 2, number of children ever born alive and living elsewhere should be recorded as 3, and number of children ever born alive but have since died should be recorded as zero.


Women aged 10 years or more
[Question (p) and (q) should only be asked to women age 10 years or older]


(p) Total children ever born alive: Ask each woman age 10 years or older for the total number of children she has ever borne alive and record the number in 2 digits in columns 42-43.


Number of children ever born alive:

(i) Living in this household: Ask each woman age 10 years or older the number of children ever born alive to her who are currently living in the same household. Record the number of male children and female children in columns 44-45 and columns 46-47, respectively.

(ii) Living elsewhere: Ask each woman age 10 years or older the number of children ever born alive to her who are living elsewhere that is away from the household the woman is living in. Record the number of male children in column 48 and female children in column 49, accordingly.

Remember that all children, young or grown up, who are living on their own or with relatives whether within or outside the same village or place but away from the household the woman is living in are to be recorded in this category. Emphasise to the woman that you want to know the number of all her children who were born alive irrespective of their ages and where they are living.

(iii) Have since died: Ask the woman the total number of children she has ever borne alive, but have since died. Record the number of male and female children who have died in column 50 and column 51, respectively.
While probing for this information make sure that the woman does not exclude any of her children who might have died shortly after birth as long as they were born alive.

[Rest of the paragraph is unclear in the original copy.]


Note: You should make sure that you do not leave any columns from 42 to 55 blank for any woman aged 10 years or more. For instance where a woman has reported to have no children ever born alive under any specific column in question (p) or no live births under any specific column in question (q), you should record zeroes) and not leave the columns blank.


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Malawi 1998 — source variable MW1998A_0421 — Total live births
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Children ever born [Questions B20-B26]
[Questions B20-B30 were asked of women age 12 and older]


How many live-born children has this woman borne? If none, enter "00".

B20. Total _ _
B21. Male _ _
B22. Female _ _


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Part B: Characteristics of Individual Household Members


5. Women age 12 years or older
Questions B20 to B30 should be asked only of women aged 12 years or more.


Children ever born alive:
a.) You are required to report information on the number of children ever born alive to women aged 12 years or more. A live born child may be defined as the one who, after separation from its mother, breathes, cries or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, or definite movement of involuntary muscles.
b.) Do not use questions such as "mwachembela kangati" which would generally induce the woman to tell you the number of times she had delivered, because you are required to find information on the number of children who were actually born and who at birth were alive. Even if a child died later, as long as it was alive at birth, such a child must be counted. On the other hand, a child who was born dead should not be counted.
c.) On the question of number of children ever born alive to a woman, ensure that all the children a woman gave birth to are counted. You should not include those children who are staying with the woman but not borne by her. For example, a woman may have been married to three husbands and is now living with the third husband. She had one male child with the first husband and this child is living with his father. She had three male children with the second husband and of these three children only one is staying with her and the other two are either staying with their father or grandparents. She had the last born male child from the present husband plus two other female children born by the previous wife the present husband. This woman has only two of all her own children staying with her and two from the other wife from the present husband. The total number of male children ever born alive to this woman should be recorded as "05" and the other number of female children she has borne should be recorded as "00". Thus the total number of children born alive to the woman should be recorded as "05": that is, "05" male children plus "00" female children.


How many children has this woman borne alive?


B20. Total number of children born alive
Ask each woman age 12 years or older for the total number of children she has ever borne alive. Record the number in 2 digits in column B20.


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Malawi 2008 — source variable MW2008A_0501 — Children ever born
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[Questions P30-P33 were asked of women age 12 years or older]


P30. How many children were born alive to [the respondent]?

Male _
Female _


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Questions for women age 12 years or older (birth details)
[Questions P30-P33 were asked of women age 12 years or older]


P30. Number of children ever born alive
Ask the respondent the number of children she has ever born alive ("Born alive" means that they must have shown a sign of life, e.g. crying at birth) during her lifetime. Enter the number of males in the first box and females in the second box and then shade the appropriate digits.

If there are more than 9 females or males, just write 9.

If the respondent has never had children in her lifetime, write 0 in the "Male" box and 0 in the "Female" box.

The number should be written irrespective of whether children born to the woman are no longer staying with her and may be dead but they were born alive.


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Malaysia 1970 — source variable MY1970A_0436 — Number of children born alive
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[Questions 25-44 were asked of persons age 10+.]

For ever-married women
[Question 44 was asked of ever-married women.]

44. How many children have you ever given birth to? (Excluding adoptions): _ _

a. Living here: _ _
b. Living somewhere else: _ _
c. Dead: _ _
d. Born dead: _ _
Total living (a plus b): _ _
Total born alive (a plus b plus c): _ _

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Malaysia 1980 — source variable MY1980A_0444 — Number of children ever born
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For persons 10 years of age and over
[Questions 25-44b were asked of those who are 10 years old or over.]

For Ever-Married Women
[Questions 43-44b were asked of ever-married women who are 10 years of age and above.]

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Questions 25-44 are to be asked of persons who are 10 years of age and above.


Question 43
This question is to be asked only of ever-married woman, that is, all women above 10 years of age who answered 'Yes' to Question 40.

If the woman answers 'No' to Question 43, the interview is ended for the woman. This question is not the same as "Do you have any children" where a woman may include adopted or step children. If a woman has given birth to any child who had been given away for adoption or taken care of by someone else, the 'Yes' box should be marked.

[p. 91]

Question 44
In Question 44a, information is needed on the total number of children which a woman has ever given birth to alive. Stillbirths, that is, children born dead should be excluded. Adopted children and step-children should also be excluded. However, children born to the woman who had been given away should be included.

If the woman has been married more than once, be sure that you count the children from all the marriages. You are interested in the total number of children born to the woman.

Question 44b asks for the number of children who are still living at the time of the Census. Be sure to include children who have grown up and moved away as well as children given away for adoption, who are still alive. Check that the number should not be more than that given for Question 44a. Check with the respondent and adjust whichever is correct if such a discrepancy arises.

It is also very important to enter '0' (zero) in 44a if the respondent says that she has not given any birth or given any live births. Similarly, you should enter '0' (zero) in 44b if the respondent says that none of her children are still living. If for some reason you are not able to get an answer, write NA (not available) in 44a or 44b. Do not leave 44a and 44b blank.


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Mali 1987 — source variable ML1987A_0428 — Children ever born
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For women 12 years of age and older.
[Questions 24-25]


24. Total number of children ever born

_ _


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1.2.4 QUESTIONS FOR WOMEN AGED 12 AND OLDER

The questions under this heading are only for women aged 12 and older. Put a dash or a hyphen for all men, regardless of age, and for women less than 12.


24. Total live births

This is total live births by each woman aged 12 and older. Ask each of these women the number of live children she has given birth to.

A live birth is one where the baby has cried or given some sign of life after birth. Include in this number live births of legitimate as well as illegitimate births, whether they are from the woman's current marriage or from a previous marriage, and whether the children are living or not at the time of the census. Make sure that the following categories are enumerated:

- Children who died young
- Children who have left their parents home
- A woman's child/children from a previous marriage


However, the following categories should not be included on the Housing Form:
- Still-born children, who are children who did not manifest any sign of life at birth or were born prematurely.
- Adoptive children and grandchildren.



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Mali 1998 — source variable ML1998A_0434 — Number of children ever born
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Section B: Individual Characteristics


For women aged 12 years and above
[Questions 29-30]


29. Total number of children ever born

_ _


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1.2.1. Questions for ALL Household Members


1.2.4. Women aged 12 years and above


29. Column P29: Total number of children ever born

This is the total number of live births born to women age 12 years or more. Ask the following question to the household head: "Overall, how many live births did name ever had?"

A live birth is a delivery of a baby who cried or showed any sign of life after birth.

In this total, shall be included all children born alive, whether legitimate or illegitimate, whether they are from the current marriage of the woman, or from a previous marriage, whether they are still alive or not at time of the census.

Above all, make sure that all the following categories were captured:

- Children who died in infancy
- Children who left their parental home
- Children born to the woman from a previous marriage


On the contrary, the following categories shall not be included in the household questionnaire:
- Stillbirths: that is, newborns who did not show any sign of life at time of birth.
- Adopted or fostered children and grand-sons or grand-daughters



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Mali 2009 — source variable ML2009A_0436 — Male live births
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Women age 12-49 years
[Questions P31-P33 were asked for women age 12-49.]

P31) Total live births
This question should be asked only to women age 12-49: How many live births has [Name] had?

M _ _
F _ _
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Questions P29 to P33 are for people aged 12 years or older. Questions P31 to P33 are only for women aged 12 to 49 years.

6.2.3.30 Total live births (Column P31)

This question is for women aged 12 to 49 years. The purpose of this question is to collect information on children born alive. A live-born child is a child who, at birth, has shown signs of life (crying, breathing, heartbeat, etc.) even if it he/she subsequently died. The agent asks the following question: "How many total live births did [NAME] have?"

The agent records for every woman the number of live births since her first delivery up to the census date (including un-surveyed children in the household and those who died). These are the biological children of women and not adopted children. Abortions, miscarriages and stillbirths are not taken into account. Enter the number of live births in the boxes for each sex: "M" for male or "F" for female. Enter "00" if there are none.

[Omitted example]

Instruction: For people who are not relevant to this question (women under 12 and women over 49 years) put a hyphen in reserved space. This instruction is for columns P32 and P33.


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Mali 2009 — source variable ML2009A_0437 — Female live births
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Women age 12-49 years
[Questions P31-P33 were asked for women age 12-49.]

P31) Total live births
This question should be asked only to women age 12-49: How many live births has [Name] had?

M _ _
F _ _
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Questions P29 to P33 are for people aged 12 years or older. Questions P31 to P33 are only for women aged 12 to 49 years.

6.2.3.30 Total live births (Column P31)

This question is for women aged 12 to 49 years. The purpose of this question is to collect information on children born alive. A live-born child is a child who, at birth, has shown signs of life (crying, breathing, heartbeat, etc.) even if it he/she subsequently died. The agent asks the following question: "How many total live births did [NAME] have?"

The agent records for every woman the number of live births since her first delivery up to the census date (including un-surveyed children in the household and those who died). These are the biological children of women and not adopted children. Abortions, miscarriages and stillbirths are not taken into account. Enter the number of live births in the boxes for each sex: "M" for male or "F" for female. Enter "00" if there are none.

[Omitted example]

Instruction: For people who are not relevant to this question (women under 12 and women over 49 years) put a hyphen in reserved space. This instruction is for columns P32 and P33.


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Mexico 1960 — source variable MX1960A_0413 — Children ever born
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Fertility

Only for women

29. Total number of children (live births) that you have had, whether or not they are still alive at the time of the census.
____


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Fertility

(Only for women who declare that they have had children.)

Column 29. This column is used only for women, and has as its goal the collection of data about fertility, which is an important social phenomenon. All women will be asked, no matter what their marital status, how many children (boys and girls) they have given live birth to, being alive or not on the census date; this quantity will be written in column 29. Those children who have breathed upon birth are considered to have been born alive.


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Mexico 1970 — source variable MX1970A_0414 — Children ever born
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For persons twelve years old or more


11. Only for women

Ask of all women twelve years old or more:

How many children has she had (live births) in her entire life? (whether or not they are still alive)

_____ total number
[ ] None (Mark with an X)


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Only for Women

Column 11

This question should be asked of all women 12 years old or above, even if it appears to you that, because of their age, this question does not correspond to them.

This regards finding out: how many children, born alive, has the women had during all her life. All should be included, even if they died shortly after birth, or no longer live with her.


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Mexico 1990 — source variable MX1990A_0423 — Children ever born
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Ask only if the person is twelve years old or more


11. Number of children

For women who are twelve years old or more

Have you had a son or daughter born alive? Mark with an X one circle only.

[ ] 1 Yes
[ ] 2 No


If the answer is yes ask:

In all how many sons or daughters have you had born alive?
_____Write the number


How many are currently alive?
_____ Write the number


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Questions for persons who are twelve years old or more.

Questions: 11. Number of children; 12. Civil status; 13. Principal activity; 14. Principal Occupation; 15. Labor situation; 16. Hours; 17. Economic activity and 18. Income, will only be asked if the person about whom you are requesting information is 12 years old or more. If the person is a man, continue directly with the question about civil status. If the person is a woman, ask question 11. Number of children.


11. Number of children

This question is only for women who are 12 years old or more.

If the informant answers that the woman has not had any son or daughter born alive, write he answer in the questionnaire and continue with question 12. Civil Status.

If the answer is that the woman has had a son or daughter born alive, ask for the total number of children who were born alive and the total number of children who are still alive.

Remember that this question is about all of the sons and daughters that were born alive, without taking into account whether they live with the mother or not. Be sure that the total of sons and daughters that the enumerated woman has had is equal or greater than the number of children that she currently has; clarify this with the informant and correct any errors.

[Illustration]
-I had four children
-How many of them are still alive?
-3 because one of them died.

11. Number of children
For women who are twelve years old or more

Have you had any daughter or son who was born alive?
Mark with an x only one circle
Yes [x] 1
No [ ] 2
If the answer is yes, ask:
In total, how many daughters and sons who were born alive have you had?
[4] write the number
How many of them are still alive?
[3] write the number
[End of illustration]



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Mexico 2000 — source variable MX2000A_0463 — Children born alive
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For women who are twelve years old or more

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32. Number of Children, 33. Deceased Children, 34. Surviving Children

With these questions we want to know the total number of daughters and sons born alive for women 12 completed years of age and older, as well as the total number of deceased daughters and sons and the number of daughters and sons who are currently alive, even though they may not live with the mother.

[Depictions of these three questions on the enumeration form]

You should ask these questions even though the woman may be single or very young. If necessary, you can tell the informant that in some states in the country women begin having children when they are very young.

Consider as a child born alive those children who, upon being born, showed some movement, crying, breath, heartbeat, etc., even though they may have later died.

When they report abortions or stillborn children, don't count them in the total of daughters and sons or in deceased children.


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Mexico 2005 — source variable MX2005A_0421 — Children born alive
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For women 12 years old and older
[Question 3.11 was asked of all women 12 years and older.]
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Questions 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9 and 3.10 are asked to people who are 5 years old or older. For this, check the answer that you wrote down in question 3.3 Age.

If a person who you are interviewing is less than 5 years old, go to the next person in the list.


3.11 Number of children
The question of number of children is asked if the person is a woman 12 completed years old or older.

Because of this, check the answers written down in 3.2 Sex and 3.3 Age.

The first question permits us to know the total number of children born alive of women 12 years old or older.

In some places of the country women begin to have children at very young ages, because of this you should always ask this question to women 12 years old or older.

[p. 82]

[Below the text is a form for 3.11 Number of children.]

Children born alive are those who after being born showed some sign of life, like crying, moving, breathing, heart beat, etc.

When children are aborted or stillborn, do not consider them in the total number of children.

If a woman has not had any children in her life, write down 00 and go to the next person on the list.

If a woman had a child born alive, register the name and ask the next question to know the number of children that are currently living, even if they do not reside in the same dwelling.


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Mexico 2010 — source variable MX2010A_0472 — Number of live-born children
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III. Personal characteristics

Now I am going to ask you about (name): ________
Copy the name of the person from section II


For females age 12 or older
[Questions 36-41 were asked of females age 12 or older]


36. Number of children
How many total live-born children has [the respondent] had?

If none, write "00" and go to the next person or section IV.

Write in digits _ _


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6.5 Section III. Characteristics of the people

In this section the information of the people who inhabit the dwelling, like the sex, age, level of studies, income, among others, is obtained.

Before requesting the information for each person, copy all the names in the spaces designated for them, and for each person start with the phrase: "Now I'm going to ask about (mention the name of the person you previously noted)", so that the informer knows about whom you will be asking the information.


For women age 12 or older
[Questions 36-41 are for women age 12 or older]


36. Number of children, 37. Deceased children, 38. Surviving children
These questions allow us to know how many daughters and sons were born alive to each woman age 12 or older, how many of them have passed away, and how many live currently, whether or not they live with the mother.

A child born alive is one who upon birth had some movement, cry, breath, heartbeat, or whatever other sign of life, even if afterwards he/she died.

These questions are also asked to single women even if they appear young, if they are age 12 or older. Keep in mind that there are many adolescent mothers.

Don't consider as deceased children those who were miscarried or stillborn.

Make sure that the total [sum of] sons and daughters born alive is equal to the number of surviving sons and daughters plus those who passed away. If there is a difference, comment on it and fix it with the informer.

Record "00" for question 36, when the informer mentions that the women never has had daughters nor sons born alive; in this case, continue with the following person or continue to section IV, International migration.


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Mexico 2015 — source variable MX2015A_0461 — Number of live-born children
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42. Children born alive
In total, how many sons or daughters has [the respondent] had?
[If none record "00" and go to the next person on section IV]

_ _ [record the number]


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42. Children born alive, 43. Deceased children, and 44. Children alive
These questions identify how many sons and daughters born alive each woman aged 12 years or older has had, how many have died and how many live today.

[Figures are omitted]

Consider that a child born alive is someone who had some movement at birth, cried, breathed, heartbeat, or any other sign of life, even after this person died later. Therefore, record the total number of children born alive that woman have had.

Includes all children, whether or not they live or not in the home with the mother, they have got married, have emigrated, have been given up for adoption or have passed away.

Questions apply to women 12 years or older, whether they are married or single, even if they seem very young. Note that there exist teenager mothers.

Do not include abortions or stillborn as died or alive children.

Make sure the total of children who were born alive equals the sum of alive children plus the deceased children. If there is any discrepancy, comment with the informant and correct it.

Record "00" in question 42 when the informant mentions that the woman has never had children born alive; in that case continue with the next person or skip to Section IV "Other Income and Land".


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Mongolia 1989 — source variable MN1989A_0419 — Number of children ever born
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[Question 15 was asked only of women.]
15. Number of children ever born _ _
Of which: number of living children _ _

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Question Fifteen. The Number of Children ever born

194. The Number of Children ever born. The question for this shall be asked only to women. A woman shall tell the number of all children she gave birth to (whether a child lives with her or not; dead or alive; or was given up for adoption or shelter).

For women who are 18 or older and have never given birth to a child, the answer shall be written as "-". For women who are younger than18 years old then the number of her child shall be written.

195. Living Children. All children a woman gave birth to and who are living shall be written in this section.


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Morocco 1982 — source variable MA1982A_0412 — Number of children living in household
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Life time fertility
[For women who are married, widowed or divorced and age 50 or younger, specify the total number of live births]


Q13a: Number of children currently living in the household ______

Q13b: Number of children not currently living in the household (living elsewhere) _____

Q13c: Number of children who died _______

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13. For married, widowed, divorced women age 50 or younger, write the total of children born alive (male and female)

During the life span of the mentioned women:
a. Who live currently within the household
b. Who do not live currently within the household, but lives in Morocco
c. Who died

During the last 12 months, write the total of children for women younger than 51:
d. Who are still alive
e. Who died

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Morocco 1982 — source variable MA1982A_0413 — Number of children living outside household
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Life time fertility
[For women who are married, widowed or divorced and age 50 or younger, specify the total number of live births]


Q13a: Number of children currently living in the household ______

Q13b: Number of children not currently living in the household (living elsewhere) _____

Q13c: Number of children who died _______

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13. For married, widowed, divorced women age 50 or younger, write the total of children born alive (male and female)

During the life span of the mentioned women:
a. Who live currently within the household
b. Who do not live currently within the household, but lives in Morocco
c. Who died

During the last 12 months, write the total of children for women younger than 51:
d. Who are still alive
e. Who died

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Morocco 1982 — source variable MA1982A_0414 — Number of children deceased
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Life time fertility
[For women who are married, widowed or divorced and age 50 or younger, specify the total number of live births]


Q13a: Number of children currently living in the household ______

Q13b: Number of children not currently living in the household (living elsewhere) _____

Q13c: Number of children who died _______

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13. For married, widowed, divorced women age 50 or younger, write the total of children born alive (male and female)

During the life span of the mentioned women:
a. Who live currently within the household
b. Who do not live currently within the household, but lives in Morocco
c. Who died

During the last 12 months, write the total of children for women younger than 51:
d. Who are still alive
e. Who died

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Morocco 1994 — source variable MA1994A_0415 — Children living at home
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For married, widowed, divorced women. Show the total number of kids born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f]


During the lifetime of the aforementioned women
[Questions 14a-c]

Q14a. Who currently live in the household ___
Q14b. Who do not currently live in the household but live in Morocco ____
Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____
Q14d. Who died ____

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Individuals: (multiple records)


For married women, widowed, divorced. Show total number of children born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f.]

During lifetime of mentioned women
[Questions 14a-c.]

Q14a. Who currently live with the household ____


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Morocco 1994 — source variable MA1994A_0416 — Children living elsewhere in Morocco
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For married, widowed, divorced women. Show the total number of kids born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f]


During the lifetime of the aforementioned women
[Questions 14a-c]

Q14a. Who currently live in the household ___
Q14b. Who do not currently live in the household but live in Morocco ____
Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____
Q14d. Who died ____

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Individuals: (multiple records)


For married women, widowed, divorced. Show total number of children born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f.]

During lifetime of mentioned women
[Questions 14a-c.]

Q14b. Who do not currently live with the household but live in Morocco ____


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Morocco 1994 — source variable MA1994A_0417 — Children living in foreign countries
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For married, widowed, divorced women. Show the total number of kids born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f]


During the lifetime of the aforementioned women
[Questions 14a-c]

Q14a. Who currently live in the household ___
Q14b. Who do not currently live in the household but live in Morocco ____
Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____
Q14d. Who died ____

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Individuals: (multiple records)


For married women, widowed, divorced. Show total number of children born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f.]

During lifetime of mentioned women
[Questions 14a-c.]

Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____


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Morocco 1994 — source variable MA1994A_0418 — Children who died
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For married, widowed, divorced women. Show the total number of kids born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f]


During the lifetime of the aforementioned women
[Questions 14a-c]

Q14a. Who currently live in the household ___
Q14b. Who do not currently live in the household but live in Morocco ____
Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____
Q14d. Who died ____

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Individuals: (multiple records)


For married women, widowed, divorced. Show total number of children born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f.]


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Morocco 2004 — source variable MA2004A_0412 — Children living in household
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Individual form / population structure

Fertility
[For resident women, married, widowed, or divorced, specify the total number of live births]


Life time fertility


9A. Number of children living in the household _____



9B. Number of children living outside the household (living elsewhere) ______



9C. Number of children who died _______
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Fertility
For non-single women (i.e., married, widowed, or divorced), specify the total number of live births

Lifetime fertility
Number of children born alive (with sign of breathing, crying) during lifetime of women. Ask next questions successively, and write corresponding numbers, if none code "00".

Q09A: Number of children living in the household: _ _


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Morocco 2004 — source variable MA2004A_0413 — Children living elsewhere
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Individual form / population structure

Fertility
[For resident women, married, widowed, or divorced, specify the total number of live births]


Life time fertility


9A. Number of children living in the household _____



9B. Number of children living outside the household (living elsewhere) ______



9C. Number of children who died _______
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Fertility
For non-single women (i.e., married, widowed, or divorced), specify the total number of live births

Lifetime fertility
Number of children born alive (with sign of breathing, crying) during lifetime of women. Ask next questions successively, and write corresponding numbers, if none code "00".

Q09B: Number of children living outside the household (living elsewhere) _ _


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Morocco 2004 — source variable MA2004A_0414 — Children who died
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Individual form / population structure

Fertility
[For resident women, married, widowed, or divorced, specify the total number of live births]


Life time fertility


9A. Number of children living in the household _____



9B. Number of children living outside the household (living elsewhere) ______



9C. Number of children who died _______
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Fertility
For non-single women (i.e., married, widowed, or divorced), specify the total number of live births

Lifetime fertility
Number of children born alive (with sign of breathing, crying) during lifetime of women. Ask next questions successively, and write corresponding numbers, if none code "00".

Q09C: Number of children who died _ _


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Mozambique 1997 — source variable MZ1997A_0443 — Male children born alive
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[Questions 6 through 31 were asked of usual residents of the household.]

FOR WOMEN AGED 12- 50 ONLY.

28. How many children born alive has (the person) had?

____ Male
____ Female
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Questions for women only from 12 to 50 years of age
The following questions are extremely important and at the same time very sensitive. Try to obtain accurate answers, formulating the questions clearly and correctly record the answers.
Pay attention to the responses to detect whether there are inconsistencies, because the questions are interrelated.
To identify women who should answer the following questions should check the age stated in P4.

P28. How many children born alive have you had?
Read the question, wait for the answer and ask how many children born alive of each sex the respondent had. Then note the number stated in the space provided.
Keep in mind that:

- Every woman should indicate their own children, by gender, whether living with them or not. You must not include in this question the adopted children or those who are of marriage the husband with another woman. For example, the stepmothers should not consider their children as stepchildren;
- It is considered "child born alive" the child who, at birth, showed any sign of life: breathed, cried, or moved, even if they died shortly later;
- You should not include as the answer to this question the children who were born dead, that is, the children who, after the time of separation from the mother's body, have not breathed or showed any other signs of life;
- You should also include in this question the children born after 1 August 1997.

Example of completing the report:

a) if a woman has never had children, fill in the P28 and P29 as follows:
Men 1 |0|0| 2 Women |0|0| and end the interview with this woman;
b) if she has had three children, 1 being a male and 2 female, complete this:
Men 1 |0|1| 2 Women |0|2|

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Mozambique 1997 — source variable MZ1997A_0444 — Female children born alive
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[Questions 6 through 31 were asked of usual residents of the household.]

FOR WOMEN AGED 12- 50 ONLY.

28. How many children born alive has (the person) had?

____ Male
____ Female
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Questions for women only from 12 to 50 years of age
The following questions are extremely important and at the same time very sensitive. Try to obtain accurate answers, formulating the questions clearly and correctly record the answers.
Pay attention to the responses to detect whether there are inconsistencies, because the questions are interrelated.
To identify women who should answer the following questions should check the age stated in P4.

P28. How many children born alive have you had?
Read the question, wait for the answer and ask how many children born alive of each sex the respondent had. Then note the number stated in the space provided.
Keep in mind that:

- Every woman should indicate their own children, by gender, whether living with them or not. You must not include in this question the adopted children or those who are of marriage the husband with another woman. For example, the stepmothers should not consider their children as stepchildren;
- It is considered "child born alive" the child who, at birth, showed any sign of life: breathed, cried, or moved, even if they died shortly later;
- You should not include as the answer to this question the children who were born dead, that is, the children who, after the time of separation from the mother's body, have not breathed or showed any other signs of life;
- You should also include in this question the children born after 1 August 1997.

Example of completing the report:

a) if a woman has never had children, fill in the P28 and P29 as follows:
Men 1 |0|0| 2 Women |0|0| and end the interview with this woman;
b) if she has had three children, 1 being a male and 2 female, complete this:
Men 1 |0|1| 2 Women |0|2|

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Mozambique 2007 — source variable MZ2007A_0456 — Male children born alive
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[Question 6 through 36 were asked to the residents]

For women aged 12- 50 only.

33. How many children born alive has [the person] had?

_ _ 1 No. of Male
_ _ 2 No. of Female
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For women aged 12-50 only

P33. How many children born alive has (the person) had?

Read the Question, wait for a response and ask how many children of each sex they had. Then, write that number in the corresponding space.

ATTENTION:

Each woman should indicate her own children by sex, either or not alive. They should not include the adopted children or those who belong to their husband's marriage to another woman. For example, the stepmothers should not consider their stepchildren as their children;
We consider as born alive the child who showed some vital sign at birth, i.e., breathing, crying or moving, even if he/she died shortly after;
You should not the children who were born dead, i.e., those who after the separation from the mother's body were not able to breathe or did not show any vital sign;
You should also not include those children who were born after TWELVE a.m. of August 1, 2007.
Examples of how to fill in the Enumeration Form:
a)If a woman has never had a child, fill in P33, P34, P35 and P36 as follows:
1. Male [0] [0]
2. Female [0] [0] and finish the interview with this woman;
b)If a woman has 3 children, from which 1 is a man and 2 are women, fill it in as follows:
1. Male [0] [1]
2. Female [0] [2]

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Mozambique 2007 — source variable MZ2007A_0457 — Female children born alive
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[Question 6 through 36 were asked to the residents]

For women aged 12- 50 only.

33. How many children born alive has [the person] had?

_ _ 1 No. of Male
_ _ 2 No. of Female
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For women aged 12-50 only

P33. How many children born alive has (the person) had?

Read the Question, wait for a response and ask how many children of each sex they had. Then, write that number in the corresponding space.

ATTENTION:

Each woman should indicate her own children by sex, either or not alive. They should not include the adopted children or those who belong to their husband's marriage to another woman. For example, the stepmothers should not consider their stepchildren as their children;
We consider as born alive the child who showed some vital sign at birth, i.e., breathing, crying or moving, even if he/she died shortly after;
You should not the children who were born dead, i.e., those who after the separation from the mother's body were not able to breathe or did not show any vital sign;
You should also not include those children who were born after TWELVE a.m. of August 1, 2007.
Examples of how to fill in the Enumeration Form:
a)If a woman has never had a child, fill in P33, P34, P35 and P36 as follows:
1. Male [0] [0]
2. Female [0] [0] and finish the interview with this woman;
b)If a woman has 3 children, from which 1 is a man and 2 are women, fill it in as follows:
1. Male [0] [1]
2. Female [0] [2]

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Nepal 2001 — source variable NP2001A_0432 — Children ever born, male
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Only for married women (15-49 year of age)
[Questions 13 and 14 were asked of only married women age 15-49 years.]


13. How many children were ever born to ____?
(State all children live born by sex)


4. Total

Son ____
Daughter ____

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Column 13: How many children were ever born alive____?
[Only for ever married women between the ages of 15 and 49 years]
1. Living together son ____ daughter ____
2. Living separately son ____ daughter ____
3. Dead son ____ daughter ____
4. Total son ____ daughter ____


Born live means -- children that give signs of live birth by crying or by some movement after the birth are known as live births. If children don't have any sign of live birth like crying or movement, sound, then this birth could not be a live birth. Still birth (abortion or end pregnancy) should not be counted; however all the live birth should be enumerated.

For all women ever married (marital status of codes 2 through 7 in column 11) and aged 15-49 years, it should be asked how many children (son/daughter) were ever born alive, and recorded in the form. The fertility-related questionnaire should be administered to concerned women only. The answer category obtained by asking men might be wrong.

To minimize the problem of undercounting all live birth children, the current status of children living together in the household, living separately, or dead should be asked and reported separately, and the total should also be written. For the purpose of enumeration, only the number of children delivered by concerned women should be mentioned. Children delivered by other women, like adopted sons or daughters, should not be included on her number of child born.

1. Sons and daughters living together: The number of sons and daughters living in the same household (with their mother) should be mentioned here. Usually unmarried and married sons and unmarried daughters live with her mother.

2. Sons and daughters living separately: The number of sons and daughters living separately, if they are not living in the same household or with her mother (migrants due to marriage or living outside for study), should be mentioned in this column. If any sons or daughters are living separately inside the country or outside the country, they should be enumerated as not living together with her mother.

3. Dead sons and daughters: The number of sons and daughters who died immediately after live birth or dies after some times. The number of sons and daughters should be mentioned separately. But still births should not be included.

4. Total sons and daughters: As mentioned above, among the total number of children born alive, the separate total of sons and daughters living together, living separately or dead should be mentioned separately. If separate totals and the grand total are not consistent (different), then ask the reason of difference and make corrected accordingly.

Note: While administering these questions, the sons and daughters dead after live birth should be asked in depth. However, the topic of dead sons and daughters is a very sensitive subject, so some may refuse to give information on dead sons and daughters. Some may have the concept that this information need not be reported. But for the purpose of fertility and mortality related study, this information is important. Especially the children dead immediately or after some time of live birth are considered to be under reported. For collecting information on fertility, special time should be allotted and the status of sons and daughters should be mentioned separately.

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Nepal 2001 — source variable NP2001A_0433 — Children ever born, female
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Only for married women (15-49 year of age)
[Questions 13 and 14 were asked of only married women age 15-49 years.]


13. How many children were ever born to ____?
(State all children live born by sex)


4. Total

Son ____
Daughter ____

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Column 13: How many children were ever born alive____?
[Only for ever married women between the ages of 15 and 49 years]
1. Living together son ____ daughter ____
2. Living separately son ____ daughter ____
3. Dead son ____ daughter ____
4. Total son ____ daughter ____


Born live means -- children that give signs of live birth by crying or by some movement after the birth are known as live births. If children don't have any sign of live birth like crying or movement, sound, then this birth could not be a live birth. Still birth (abortion or end pregnancy) should not be counted; however all the live birth should be enumerated.

For all women ever married (marital status of codes 2 through 7 in column 11) and aged 15-49 years, it should be asked how many children (son/daughter) were ever born alive, and recorded in the form. The fertility-related questionnaire should be administered to concerned women only. The answer category obtained by asking men might be wrong.

To minimize the problem of undercounting all live birth children, the current status of children living together in the household, living separately, or dead should be asked and reported separately, and the total should also be written. For the purpose of enumeration, only the number of children delivered by concerned women should be mentioned. Children delivered by other women, like adopted sons or daughters, should not be included on her number of child born.

1. Sons and daughters living together: The number of sons and daughters living in the same household (with their mother) should be mentioned here. Usually unmarried and married sons and unmarried daughters live with her mother.

2. Sons and daughters living separately: The number of sons and daughters living separately, if they are not living in the same household or with her mother (migrants due to marriage or living outside for study), should be mentioned in this column. If any sons or daughters are living separately inside the country or outside the country, they should be enumerated as not living together with her mother.

3. Dead sons and daughters: The number of sons and daughters who died immediately after live birth or dies after some times. The number of sons and daughters should be mentioned separately. But still births should not be included.

4. Total sons and daughters: As mentioned above, among the total number of children born alive, the separate total of sons and daughters living together, living separately or dead should be mentioned separately. If separate totals and the grand total are not consistent (different), then ask the reason of difference and make corrected accordingly.

Note: While administering these questions, the sons and daughters dead after live birth should be asked in depth. However, the topic of dead sons and daughters is a very sensitive subject, so some may refuse to give information on dead sons and daughters. Some may have the concept that this information need not be reported. But for the purpose of fertility and mortality related study, this information is important. Especially the children dead immediately or after some time of live birth are considered to be under reported. For collecting information on fertility, special time should be allotted and the status of sons and daughters should be mentioned separately.

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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0429 — Ever given birth
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Personal Information

[20] How many children were ever born to [the respondent]?

Only for married women [15-49 years of age]

State all children born alive, by sex.

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No [If No, go to 22]

If Yes,

Description
[Indicate number of sons and daughters for each category]
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Fertility status of married women in fertility age [columns 20-21]

Column 20: has [the respondent] ever given birth to an alive child?
(Ask the married women aged 15-49 years old)

1. Yes
Description: living in the household
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: living elsewhere
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: dead
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: total
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _
2. No [Go to question 22]

The purpose of this question is to determine fertility rate of married women in fertility age. Therefore, this question should be asked the married women in fertility age (15-49) at the time of enumeration.

Born alive means the child born by giving sound, crying, and movement when out of the mother's womb or giving indication of living. At the time of birth if a child does not give any indication of living such as sound, crying, or movement, then such child is not considered alive. Miscarriage or stillbirth is not also considered alive. If it is stillbirth, there is no need to include in counting. But the living child should not be left in counting.

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Ask whether they have alive children to women who have been married once (any marital status from reference 2 to 7 of column 7) and women from 15-49 years old, and if they have, circle the reference 1. Also ask how many alive children they gave birth and their current status (living in the household, living elsewhere, or dead), and accordingly fill up the information in the related box. While writing the number of children, only state the children born from the counted woman's womb. The children born from others, another wife of husband, adopted children should not be written under the children from the woman.

[p. 71]

The questions related to birth are known more to the concerned woman. If you asked these question [to a man], the responses likely to be wrong and hence, such question should be asked to the woman as far as possible.


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0436 — Number of sons ever born
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Personal Information

[20] How many children were ever born to [the respondent]?

Only for married women [15-49 years of age]

State all children born alive, by sex.

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No [If No, go to 22]

If Yes,

Description
[Indicate number of sons and daughters for each category]
4 Total
_ Son
_ Daughter
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Fertility status of married women in fertility age [columns 20-21]

Column 20: has [the respondent] ever given birth to an alive child?
(Ask the married women aged 15-49 years old)

1. Yes
Description: living in the household
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: living elsewhere
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: dead
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: total
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _
2. No [Go to question 22]

The purpose of this question is to determine fertility rate of married women in fertility age. Therefore, this question should be asked the married women in fertility age (15-49) at the time of enumeration.

Born alive means the child born by giving sound, crying, and movement when out of the mother's womb or giving indication of living. At the time of birth if a child does not give any indication of living such as sound, crying, or movement, then such child is not considered alive. Miscarriage or stillbirth is not also considered alive. If it is stillbirth, there is no need to include in counting. But the living child should not be left in counting.

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Ask whether they have alive children to women who have been married once (any marital status from reference 2 to 7 of column 7) and women from 15-49 years old, and if they have, circle the reference 1. Also ask how many alive children they gave birth and their current status (living in the household, living elsewhere, or dead), and accordingly fill up the information in the related box. While writing the number of children, only state the children born from the counted woman's womb. The children born from others, another wife of husband, adopted children should not be written under the children from the woman.

[p. 71]

The questions related to birth are known more to the concerned woman. If you asked these question [to a man], the responses likely to be wrong and hence, such question should be asked to the woman as far as possible.

4. Total children (boys and girls) - Among the children born as stated above, after writing separately the numbers of children living together, living elsewhere, and dead, write the total all of these children, by asking them again, in the last row of the table. If the number of children written separately and the total number of children do not match, then ask why it is different and be confirm to correct it if required.


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0437 — Number of daughters ever born
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Personal Information

[20] How many children were ever born to [the respondent]?

Only for married women [15-49 years of age]

State all children born alive, by sex.

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No [If No, go to 22]

If Yes,

Description
[Indicate number of sons and daughters for each category]
4 Total
_ Son
_ Daughter
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Fertility status of married women in fertility age [columns 20-21]

Column 20: has [the respondent] ever given birth to an alive child?
(Ask the married women aged 15-49 years old)

1. Yes
Description: living in the household
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: living elsewhere
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: dead
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _

Description: total
Son: _ _
Daughter: _ _
2. No [Go to question 22]

The purpose of this question is to determine fertility rate of married women in fertility age. Therefore, this question should be asked the married women in fertility age (15-49) at the time of enumeration.

Born alive means the child born by giving sound, crying, and movement when out of the mother's womb or giving indication of living. At the time of birth if a child does not give any indication of living such as sound, crying, or movement, then such child is not considered alive. Miscarriage or stillbirth is not also considered alive. If it is stillbirth, there is no need to include in counting. But the living child should not be left in counting.

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Ask whether they have alive children to women who have been married once (any marital status from reference 2 to 7 of column 7) and women from 15-49 years old, and if they have, circle the reference 1. Also ask how many alive children they gave birth and their current status (living in the household, living elsewhere, or dead), and accordingly fill up the information in the related box. While writing the number of children, only state the children born from the counted woman's womb. The children born from others, another wife of husband, adopted children should not be written under the children from the woman.

[p. 71]

The questions related to birth are known more to the concerned woman. If you asked these question [to a man], the responses likely to be wrong and hence, such question should be asked to the woman as far as possible.

4. Total children (boys and girls) - Among the children born as stated above, after writing separately the numbers of children living together, living elsewhere, and dead, write the total all of these children, by asking them again, in the last row of the table. If the number of children written separately and the total number of children do not match, then ask why it is different and be confirm to correct it if required.


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Nicaragua 1971 — source variable NI1971A_0421 — Children ever born alive
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18. How many children born alive did you have?

Total children born alive:

[] 00 None
____ Number
[] 99 Unknown


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Fertility characteristics
Questions (18, 19, 20, and 21) included under this title are designed to provide information to carry out studies on the fertility level of the population and on the differential characteristics of this component of population growth.

These questions are also designed to obtain information to carry out studies on the level and past tendencies of the mortality of the country's population.

The adequate investigation of such important topics requires that the enumerator be delicate and extremely diligent. Questions 18 and 19 are presented to every woman age 15 or older. Question 20 and 21 are presented to women ages 15 to 49.


Question #18: Total number of children born alive
This question is presented to all women age 15 or older, irrespective of marital status.

a. How to ask the question:
How many children born alive has the person had?

The following definition should be remembered when asking this question:

Born alive: A child who breathed, cried, or moved at birth. If any of these signs of life were present and the child later passed away, it is counted as a child born alive and therefore


[p. 65]

should be recorded on the census form. If the child did not show any of the previously mentioned signs, it is considered to be a child born dead.

b. How to record the information:
Before recording the answer, it should be verified that no child born alive has been omitted and that no child born dead included. For this purpose the definition of "Child born alive" has been provided.

Enumerated women frequently forget to declare children born alive that passed away during the first hours, days, or months of life. Because of this, as many additional questions as deemed necessary should be asked until the correct information has been obtained.

Given the above warnings, the number of children born alive is recorded above the space provided after the word "Number___".

If the enumerated woman has not had any children born alive, the box labeled "none___ 00" is marked.

The box "Unknown ___99" is only marked if the informant does not know the number of the enumerated woman's children born alive. These cases should be exceptions.

c. Examples:


[These instructions refer to a graph of question 18 on the census form]


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Nicaragua 1995 — source variable NI1995A_0436 — Total live-born children
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For women age 14 or older
[Questions 19-25 were asked of women age 14 or older]


20. How many live-born children has the woman had in total?
Total _ _
Male _ _
Female _ _

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Questions only for women who are age 14 or older
This series of questions will only be asked of women age 14 or older. For the case of all of the females younger than 14 and all males of any age, you will annul the questions from 19 to 25 by making a diagonal line through each of the boxes.


Question 20: How many live-born children has the woman had in total?
In the boxes of this question you should note exactly the number of live-born children in total, including those who have died and those who are currently alive, whether or not these children are residents in the dwelling and even if they live in another country or were born in another country.


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Nicaragua 2005 — source variable NI2005A_0444 — Total live-born children
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[Questions 32-38 were asked of women age 13 or older]


33. How many live-born children has [the woman] had in total?

Total _ _
Male _ _
Female _ _


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For females age 13 or older (Questions 32-38)

This information is extremely important and should therefore be answered directly by each girl or woman as much as possible.

Definitions:

Live-born
This is a child who showed some sign of life at birth (breathing, crying, muscular movement or heart beat), even if s/he later died.


Question 33. How many live-born children has [the woman] had in total?

Use two digits to write the total number of live-born children, and how many of them were males and how many were females.

If the total number of males and females does not add up to the total number of live-born children, verify the information with the informant.


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Nigeria 2006 — source variable NG2006A_0492 — Number of own male children living in the household
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Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence - Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 0-15]

6. Number of own children living in this HH

Male _
Female _
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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

Col. 6 Number of own Children Living in this Household:
Indicate the number of the children living in the household by gender.


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Nigeria 2006 — source variable NG2006A_0493 — Number of own female children living in the household
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Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence - Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 0-15]

6. Number of own children living in this HH

Male _
Female _
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Col. 6 Number of own Children Living in this Household:
Indicate the number of the children living in the household by gender.


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Nigeria 2006 — source variable NG2006A_0494 — Number of own male children living elsewhere
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Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence - Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 0-15]

7. Number of own children living elsewhere

Male _
Female _
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Col. 7 Number of own Children Living Elsewhere:
State the number of the children of the woman living elsewhere by gender. For example, some of the children may be in boarding school.


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Nigeria 2006 — source variable NG2006A_0495 — Number of own female children living elsewhere
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Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence - Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 0-15]

7. Number of own children living elsewhere

Male _
Female _
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Col. 7 Number of own Children Living Elsewhere:
State the number of the children of the woman living elsewhere by gender. For example, some of the children may be in boarding school.


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Nigeria 2006 — source variable NG2006A_0496 — Number of own male children that have died
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Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence - Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 0-15]

8. Number of own children that have died

Male _
Female _
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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

Col. 8 Number of own Children that have Died:
State the number of the children that may have died by gender. However, care should be exercised in asking about children who have died. Note that Children of previous marriage should be included in the answers to columns 6-8


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Nigeria 2006 — source variable NG2006A_0497 — Number of own female children that have died
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Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence - Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 0-15]

8. Number of own children that have died

Male _
Female _
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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

Col. 8 Number of own Children that have Died:
State the number of the children that may have died by gender. However, care should be exercised in asking about children who have died. Note that Children of previous marriage should be included in the answers to columns 6-8


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_0486 — Number of own male children living in household
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

10. Number of own children living in this HH

Male _
Female _
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Col. 6 Number of own Children Living in this Household:
Indicate the number of the children living in the household by gender.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_0487 — Number of own female children living in household
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

10. Number of own children living in this HH

Male _
Female _
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Col. 6 Number of own Children Living in this Household:
Indicate the number of the children living in the household by gender.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_0488 — Number of own male children living elsewhere
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

11. Number of own children living elsewhere

Male _
Female _
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Col. 7 Number of own Children Living Elsewhere:
State the number of the children of the woman living elsewhere by gender. For example, some of the children may be in boarding school.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_0489 — Number of own female children living elsewhere
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

11. Number of own children living elsewhere

Male _
Female _
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Col. 7 Number of own Children Living Elsewhere:
State the number of the children of the woman living elsewhere by gender. For example, some of the children may be in boarding school.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_0490 — Number of own male children dead
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

12. Number of own children that have died

Male _
Female _
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Col. 8 Number of own Children that have Died:
State the number of the children that may have died by gender. However, care should be exercised in asking about children who have died. Note that Children of previous marriage should be included in the answers to columns 6-8


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_0491 — Number of own female children dead
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

12. Number of own children that have died

Male _
Female _
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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

Col. 8 Number of own Children that have Died:
State the number of the children that may have died by gender. However, care should be exercised in asking about children who have died. Note that Children of previous marriage should be included in the answers to columns 6-8


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Pakistan 1973 — source variable PK1973A_0423 — Total male births
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Children born
(For ever married women only)


How many sons?

23. Were ever born to you? _ _
24. Are still alive? _ _


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8.3 Children ever born

Col 23. The following questions must be asked, the answer of which shall be entered in this column. "How many (total) boys were born to Mr. X/Y?"
Total boys means the boys which were born to a women during reproductive age (until the time of enumeration) the still births are not included in this question. The number which is written is this Col. will be only boys born alive irrespective of whether the boys were born during the current marriage or earlier marriages, whether they are alive at present or dead, and whether they were somewhere else at the time the entries were made.


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Pakistan 1973 — source variable PK1973A_0425 — Total female births
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Children born
(For ever married women only)


How many daughters

25. Were ever born to you? _ _
26. Are still alive? _ _


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8.5 How many girls were born (Col 25)

The following questions will be asked to get information in this connection. How many girl born means, all those girls which were born to the woman concerned during her reproductive age until the date of enumeration. Tthis does not include still born girls. The number written in this column will be of girls born alive. They may be from present marriage or from earlier marriages, alive or dead and they might be present or somewhere else on the date entries were made on the questionnaire.


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Palestine 1997 — source variable PS1997A_0424 — Number of live births during marriage
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For married women or previously married
[Questions 60 to 68 were asked of females who had ever been married.]


Births during marriage
[Questions 61 to 64]

61. _ _ Number of male alive births
62. _ _ Number of female alive births
63. _ _ Number of male still alive
64. _ _ Number of female still alive



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Palestine 2007 — source variable PS2007A_0426 — Number of children ever born during duration of marriage
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[Questions 81-89: Married or ever married women]


Number of live births

For women 12 years and over

82. Male _ _
83. Female _ _



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Panama 1960 — source variable PA1960A_0428 — Children born alive
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Description of the Form for Indigenous Regions

The same Form with the questions for the Population Census and the Agricultural and Livestock Census will be used for the enumeration of the population that lives in indigenous regions. Regarding the Population Census questions, they are in the form of columns, that is to say, there are columns on the form meant for each one of the persons that is part of the family. This form is meant to enumerate a family on each form and consists of 14 columns.


It contains the following questions:


7. How many children have you had that were born alive?


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Panama 1970 — source variable PA1970A_0433 — Number of children born alive
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[Questions 21 to 22 are asked of women 15 years old or older.]


21. How may children born alive have you had?

(For all women 15 years of age and older.}

If she has never had children, write 00.

Children ____


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Question 21 How may children born alive have you had?

This question is only for women 15 years old or older.
It should be kept in mind that generally the enumerated person tends to omit those children who were born alive but died shortly thereafter or at the moment of birth, limiting themselves to declaring only those who are currently alive. Because of this, emphasis should be made to phrase the question so that is it clear that the number of children born alive is what is wanted, [p. 50] and that it is not important how many are still alive and how many have died. Keep in mind that children who are with the mother as well as those who do not live with her are to be included.
Write down "00" for all women 15 years old or older who have not had a child.


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Panama 1980 — source variable PA1980A_0427 — Children born alive
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26. How many sons and daughters born alive have you had?
For women who have not had children, mark the box "none" and skip to question 30.

Total sons and daughters _ _
[] 00 None


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For women 15 years of age or older
(Apply to questions 26-29)


Question 26 How many sons or daughters born alive have you had?

It should be kept in mind that generally the enumerated person tends to omit those children who were born alive but died shortly thereafter or at the moment of birth, limiting themselves to declaring only those who are currently alive. Because of this, emphasis should be made to phrase the question so that it is clear that the number of children born alive is what is wanted, and that it is not important how many are still alive and how many have died. Keep in mind that children who are with the mother as well as those who do not live with her are to be included.
In the case of women who have never had a child, mark the box "None" ()00 and continue with question 30.

[The instructions refer to a graphic of question 26 of the census form.]


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Panama 1990 — source variable PA1990A_0414 — Number of children ever born alive
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VII. Fertility and Mortality Characteristics
For females 15 years of age and older.
[Questions 22 - 23 were asked of women aged 15 and older.]


22. How many sons and daughters born alive have you had?

Total sons/daughters (Continue with question 23) _ _
[] 00 None (go on to the next respondent)


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(For women 15 years old and older)


Question Number 22: How many sons and daughters born alive have you had?
In this question the number of sons or daughters born alive in her whole reproductive life that the woman has had is requested. The number should cover all sons and daughters born alive, even though they are not alive now or they do not live with her. Include the child(ren) who were born alive but died at the moment of birth.
Write down in the corresponding spaces the number of sons and daughters who the person states. For women who never have had children, mark the circle corresponding to "none" and end the interview of this person.


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Panama 2000 — source variable PA2000A_0447 — Children born alive
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For women 12 years of age and older
[Questions 24-25 were asked of women aged 12 and older.]


24. How many sons and daughters have you had born alive?

_ _ Total sons/daughters (Continue with question 25)
[] 00 None (Go on to the next individual)


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For women 12 years old or older
[Applies to questions 24- 27]

Information about the variable fertility will be gathered for women 12 years old or older. In a strict sense, this variable, is the real frequency of births in the female population.
Information about the variable mortality will be gathered for all of those surviving of the sons/daughters born alive by women 12 years old or older. It is defined as: the permanent disappearance of all signs of life, whatever was the time that passed since the birth.
The gathering of information for this section in the census offers the opportunity of grouping information for estimating these variables to the national level in an economic way and principally to bring the vital statistics up to date.


Question No. 24: How many sons and daughters have you had born alive?

Children born alive are considered all those who upon being born have presented vital signs such as breathing, crying or movement even when they have died immediately after having presented these signs.
In this question information proportionate to the feminine population 12 years old or older is requested without considering her civil or marital state, referring to the number of sons/daughters born alive she had all of her reproductive life to the date of the census.

[To the left of the text is a picture of a baby and to the right is a picture of a woman and a baby.]

Read the question naturally, over all when the enumerated dwelling has women of this age. If you note surprise, explain that in some dwellings there are women who have children at very young ages, for this reason the question always has to be asked: When number of children born is less than ten, put a 0 in front of the number.
Write down in the corresponding spaces the number of sons and daughters that the woman declares and continue with question 25.

[p. 110]

For women who have never had children, mark the circle "None" and finish the interview with this person.
Adopted children or stepchildren of women residents of the dwelling should not be counted.


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Panama 2010 — source variable PA2010A_0456 — Number of children born alive
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[Questions 29 and 30 were asked to women 12 years old or more]


29. How many children have you had that were born alive?

Total number of children _ _

Continue with question 30.

[] None

Continue with the next person.


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[Questions 29 and 30 were asked to women 12 years old or more]


Question No. 29: How many sons and daughters have you had born alive?

All those who upon being born have presented vital signs such as breathing, crying or movement even when they have died immediately after having presented these signs are considered as children born alive.

In this question information given by the female population 12 years old or older is requested without considering her civil or marital state, referring to the number of sons/daughters born alive she had all of her reproductive life to the date of the census.

[To the left of the text there is a picture of a woman and a baby.]

Read the question naturally, most of all when the enumerated dwelling has women of this age. If you note surprise, explain that in some dwellings there are women who have children at very young ages, and for this reason the question always has to be asked: When number of children born is less than ten, put a 0 in front of the number.
Write down in the corresponding spaces the number of sons and daughters that the woman declares and continue with question 30.
For women who have never had children, mark the circle 00 ("None") and end the interview with this person.

[p. 224]

Adopted children or stepchildren of women residents of the dwelling should not be counted. Only count biological children.


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Papua New Guinea 1980 — source variable PG1980A_0438 — Male children ever born
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For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)
[Questions 15-16 were asked of females age 15+.]

15A. How many children have you given birth to?

Include live births only.

____ Number of boys
____ Number of girls
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Section 6 - The census questions

Urban RNVs and rural villages

Question 15
This question has 4 parts, A, B, C and D.
For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)

A. How many children have you given birth?
B. Have any of your children died?
C. Do any live somewhere else?
D. How many live here with you?

Part A

-This question refers to all children born alive. We are trying to find the total number of "live born" children that a woman has had. We want to exclude still births, that is, children born dead.

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Papua New Guinea 1980 — source variable PG1980A_0439 — Female children ever born
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For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)
[Questions 15-16 were asked of females age 15+.]

15A. How many children have you given birth to?

Include live births only.

____ Number of boys
____ Number of girls
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Section 6 - The census questions

Urban RNVs and rural villages

Question 15
This question has 4 parts, A, B, C and D.
For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)

A. How many children have you given birth?
B. Have any of your children died?
C. Do any live somewhere else?
D. How many live here with you?

Part A

-This question refers to all children born alive. We are trying to find the total number of "live born" children that a woman has had. We want to exclude still births, that is, children born dead.

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Papua New Guinea 2000 — source variable PG2000A_0430 — Male children ever born
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Continue only for all citizen women aged 15 years or more
[Questions 20-23 were asked of females age 15+.]

20. How many children has [the respondent] given birth to?

____Boys
____Girls
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Records of births and deaths of children
The next four questions are about the number of children women have had, and the number of children who have died. This is important information to help us estimate how many people PNG will have in the future, and to help us plan for maternal and child health services.

Question 20. Total children ever born

Q20. How many children have you given birth to?

____Boys
____Girls
Who to ask: Ask all PNG citizen women born before 9 July 1985, who are aged 15 years or more. If date of birth is not recorded, use age given in years.

Get this information for: All PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more.

How to ask: "How many children have you given birth to?"

-This means all children born alive, even if they died soon after they were born.
-When the respondent tells you the number of children, ask "How many of these babies were boys and how many were girls?"
How to record: Record the total number of boys in the box for boys, and the total number of girls in the box for girls.

If the woman has never given birth, write "0" in each box. Do not leave blank spaces for this question.

Do not ask any more questions if the woman has never given birth.

[P. 110]
Note: Record all of the respondent's natural births, i.e. the total number of children she has given birth to,

-even if the child no longer lives in the household, and
-even if the child is no longer alive.

Include any birth which showed signs of life (by crying, breathing or moving), even if the baby died soon after birth.

This question is also used to check against the total number of children Questions 21, 22 and 23.

--Do not include stillbirths, (i.e. giving birth to a dead child)
--Do not include adopted children (i.e. children the woman did not give birth to herself).
--Do not include step-children (children of the husband who have a different mother), or foster children.
--Question 20-23 are sensitive issues. You must remember this, and be careful not to upset or offend the respondent.
--Explain the questions clearly and remind them politely that they should include children who have died.
--If possible, ask each woman herself, separately. Explain to the head of household that the woman, or mother is the best person to give accurate information about her children.
--Try to avoid having other people answer for the woman.
--Ask all women 15 years or older, even if they are not married.

If the woman says she has never given birth, do not ask her any more questions. Move on to the next respondent.


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Papua New Guinea 2000 — source variable PG2000A_0431 — Female children ever born
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Continue only for all citizen women aged 15 years or more
[Questions 20-23 were asked of females age 15+.]

20. How many children has [the respondent] given birth to?

____Boys
____Girls
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Records of births and deaths of children
The next four questions are about the number of children women have had, and the number of children who have died. This is important information to help us estimate how many people PNG will have in the future, and to help us plan for maternal and child health services.

Question 20. Total children ever born

Q20. How many children have you given birth to?

____Boys
____Girls
Who to ask: Ask all PNG citizen women born before 9 July 1985, who are aged 15 years or more. If date of birth is not recorded, use age given in years.

Get this information for: All PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more.

How to ask: "How many children have you given birth to?"

-This means all children born alive, even if they died soon after they were born.
-When the respondent tells you the number of children, ask "How many of these babies were boys and how many were girls?"
How to record: Record the total number of boys in the box for boys, and the total number of girls in the box for girls.

If the woman has never given birth, write "0" in each box. Do not leave blank spaces for this question.

Do not ask any more questions if the woman has never given birth.

[P. 110]
Note: Record all of the respondent's natural births, i.e. the total number of children she has given birth to,

-even if the child no longer lives in the household, and
-even if the child is no longer alive.

Include any birth which showed signs of life (by crying, breathing or moving), even if the baby died soon after birth.

This question is also used to check against the total number of children Questions 21, 22 and 23.

--Do not include stillbirths, (i.e. giving birth to a dead child)
--Do not include adopted children (i.e. children the woman did not give birth to herself).
--Do not include step-children (children of the husband who have a different mother), or foster children.
--Question 20-23 are sensitive issues. You must remember this, and be careful not to upset or offend the respondent.
--Explain the questions clearly and remind them politely that they should include children who have died.
--If possible, ask each woman herself, separately. Explain to the head of household that the woman, or mother is the best person to give accurate information about her children.
--Try to avoid having other people answer for the woman.
--Ask all women 15 years or older, even if they are not married.

If the woman says she has never given birth, do not ask her any more questions. Move on to the next respondent.


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Paraguay 1962 — source variable PY1962A_0437 — Children ever born
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Other characteristics

For those of the age indicated.


19. Fertility:

For women 12 years of age and older.

Write the number of children born alive to each woman and the age at which she had her first child.

____ Number of children
____ Years. Age at birth of first child


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Item IXX: Fertility

220 - These questions should be asked of all women ages twelve and above who have had children, no matter what the civil state was that they previously declared, including that of single.

221 - Annotate the total number of children they have had, born alive to the mothers, including in this number the children who have died before the census date, and excluding miscarriages/abortions and children born dead.

[pg. 29]

222 - If the person declares that they have not had any children, either alive or dead, annotate a zero on the respective dotted line on the Census Form.

223 - Remember that there is a tendency to forget or not declare children born alive who are no longer in the household with the mother, due to their being interned in a boarding school, or some other type of institution, or who live with other family members, as often occurs with children who were had from previous marriages or consensual unions.

224 - For this reason the enumerator should try to obtain the most precise number possible of the total number of children born alive to the mother. At the same time, the enumerator should employ the greatest prudence, ability, and discretion in asking these questions.

225 - In all cases, the fact that the enumerator suffers some rejection or irony from some families in asking these questions in reference to single women should not be a motive for them to stop asking such questions in all the households that they have to enumerate.

226 - Once the total number of children born alive to the mother has been annotate, the age, in completed years, at which the mother had her first child should also be annotate on the corresponding dotted line.


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Paraguay 1972 — source variable PY1972A_0403 — Total children born alive
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IV. Population information

5. Only for women fifteen years of age and older:


How many children born alive have you had?

____ Total
[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown


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IV. Information about the Population


5. Fertility
These questions will be asked only of the women who are 15 years old and more, whatever her marital status (single, married, consensual union, widows, or separated).

You should note the total of children born alive that each woman 15 years old and more has had.
* Children born alive: These are the ones that at birth gave some sign of life, even if it was momentary (breathe, cry, move). You should note all of the children born alive, whether they were legitimate, illegitimate or natural, those born within the current marriage or union of the enumerated woman; those born in previous unions or marriages.

Also ask and note:

- How many of your children live in this house?
- How many live elsewhere?
- How many have died?


The sums of these three bits of information should be equal to the total of children born alive that the informant has declared. If it is different, try to determine the cause and correct the error.

In addition ask, what is the month and year of the birth of the last child born alive and if this child is currently alive.

These questions, whenever possible, should be done in private form and of each woman individually. Do not forget to ask these questions even of the unmarried women, even if you can suppose that they have not had children.

5. Only for women who are fifteen years old and more

How many children have you had who were born alive?

Of these:

How many live in this house?
How many live elsewhere?
How many have died?
When was your last child born?
Is this child still alive?

(Women fifteen years old and more)
Total of children ___ / [] 00 None / [] 99 Not known
In this house ___ / [] 00 None / [] 99 Not known
Elsewhere ___ / [] 00 None / [] 99 Not known
Dead ___ / [] 00 None / [] 99 Not known

Last child: Month ____ Year ____
Alive? [] 1 Yes / [] 2 No

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Paraguay 1982 — source variable PY1982A_0413 — Total live births
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Only for women 14 years of age and older

For those who answered "yes," ask the following questions:


How many children born alive have you had in total?

____ Total
____ Males
____ Females


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Question 10

[A depiction of question 10 to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]

If the answer is no or do not know, annul the rest of the questions in this box. If the answer is yes, ask the following questions.

How many children born alive have you had in total?

On the corresponding line write the total number of children born alive; the number of men and women, including those who are absent or who have died.

[A depiction of the question to the right of the preceding text and a drawing below the text are omitted here.]

How many of them currently live in Paraguay?

Write down the total number of men and women children who currently live in Paraguay, be it in the place of enumeration or in another district.

[A depiction of question to the right of the preceding text and a drawing below the text is omitted here.]

[P. 43]

How many of them currently live outside of the country?

Write down the total number of men and women children who currently reside outside of the country. Do not include those who are outside of the country on a visit or for business.

[A depiction of question and a drawing to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]

How many children have died?

[A depiction of question below the preceding text and a drawing to the left of the text is omitted here.]

Write down the total number of children, men and/or women, who have died. Do not include those born dead.

On what date was your last child born? Is that child still alive?

On the corresponding line write the day, month, and year of birth of the last child born alive.
Make an X in the corresponding box, indicating if this child is alive or dead.

[A depiction of question to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]


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Paraguay 1992 — source variable PY1992A_0433 — Any live births
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Section IV. Population information


18. Have you given birth to any children who were born alive?

[] 1 Yes
[] 6 No - Go on to the next person


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Only for women 14 years old and older.

The questions 18 and on refer to fertility. They will be asked only of women who are fourteen years old and older.

Question 18: Have you had a son (or daughter) born alive?

If she responds yes, continue asking questions 19 and on.

If she answers no, end the interview and continue with the next person.

Question 19: How many sons and daughters do you have that were born alive?

[page] 33


In the box, write, with legible numbers, the number of sons/daughters that the woman had and those that are alive at this time. Mark the circle "none" if she does not have children who are alive.


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Paraguay 1992 — source variable PY1992A_0434 — Children ever born
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Section IV. Population information

[Questions 19 through 21 were asked to females 14 years and above who ever had any live birth]


19. How many living sons and daughters do you currently have?

____ Number of living children
[] 00 None


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Only for women 14 years old and older.

The questions 18 and on refer to fertility. They will be asked only of women who are fourteen years old and older.

Question 18: Have you had a son (or daughter) born alive?

If she responds yes, continue asking questions 19 and on.

If she answers no, end the interview and continue with the next person.

Question 19: How many sons and daughters do you have that were born alive?

[page] 33


In the box, write, with legible numbers, the number of sons/daughters that the woman had and those that are alive at this time. Mark the circle "none" if she does not have children who are alive.


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Paraguay 2002 — source variable PY2002A_0452 — Number of live births
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Chapter H.

For women 12 years of age and older

32. How many total sons and daughters born alive have you had?

____ Total children
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H. Population information
For women twelve years old and older.

Question 31, 32, 33, 34, 35: Fertility, infant-juvenile mortality

32. How many sons and daughters born alive have you had in total?

You should note the quantity of all of the children born alive, whether they are currently alive or not. You should also include the children who were given up for adoption, if this were the case.


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Peru 1993 — source variable PE1993A_0423 — Total children born alive
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For women 12 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 20 -23]


20. How many live-born children have you had in total?

____


If she hasn't had children, write 0 and conclude the interview with this person.

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For women 12 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 20 - 23]


Question No. 20: How many children born alive have you had in total?
Read the question and wait for the response. Then, record in the box, using digits, the number of children reported.
[There is a picture of question 20 in this section of the Enumeration Form.]
Remember that:

A child born alive is considered to be a child that, upon being born, showed some sign of life, such as breathing, crying, or moving, even though they may have died shortly thereafter.
If the person reports that they haven't had children, record "0" in the box and conclude the interview with this person.
Stepchildren and adopted children are not included in this question.


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Peru 2007 — source variable PE2007A_0449 — Live-born children in total
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22. How many live-born children have you had in total?
Total _ _
(If she has not had any children, write 0 and go to question 26)

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For women aged 12 and older
[Applies to questions 22-25]


Question 22: How many live-born children have you had in total?
If the respondent has not given birth to any live-born children in her life, write 0 in the appropriate space. Then, if the respondent is 18 or older, skip to question 26. Otherwise, conclude the interview with this person.
Reminders

  • This question gathers information on all of the respondents' live-born children, regardless of who the father was.
  • Take into account all live-born children, even if that child is no longer living with the mother, or is no longer living.
  • Do not take into account terminated pregnancies, miscarriages, still-births, adopted children, or children of the husband only.

Live-born. This is a child who showed signs of life at birth, such as breathing, crying or movement.

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Philippines 1990 — source variable PH1990A_0432 — Children born alive
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For Females 15-49 Years
[Questions P32-P35 apply to females 15-49 years old]


Fertility

P32. How many children have been born alive to [respondent]?

___ If none, enter "00".


P33. How many are still living?

___ If none, enter "00".


P34. How many children were born alive to [respondent] from May 1, 1989 to April 30 1990?

___ Enter actual number.


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P32 Number of Children Born Alive

Data on the number of children ever born alive to a particular woman is an aggregate measure of her lifetime fertility experience up to the moment the data are collected. Cross tabulation with other variables will enable computation of principal measures such as gross fertility ratio, the average number of children born alive to women who have reached the end of child-bearing period, the proportion of women who are childless by the end of their reproductive life, etc.

Information on the number of children born alive should be asked for all females 15 to 49 years old only. Number of children born alive should include all children born alive during the lifetime of the woman up to the census date. Exclude fetal deaths or stillbirths.

Born alive children should comprise all live-born children to the woman, whether legitimate or illegitimate, born of present or of previous marriages, and regardless of whether her children are living or dead, or might be living elsewhere at the time of the interview. Exclude fetal deaths or stillbirths; also adopted children and stepchildren.

The following definitions may help you in filling up this column:

1. Stillbirth -a birth in which the infant never showed any sign of life at the time of birth.

2. Adopted - a child or ward who is considered part of the family although may not be related by blood to the guardian.

3. Stepchild -a child of a woman's husband by a previous marriage.


Entry for this column should consist of 2 digits; thus, for women with 1 to 9 live-born children, prefix 0 .

Examples: 01, 02, 03, 04, 05, etc.


In the case of a woman who has not given birth to a live baby, enter 00 in this column.


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Philippines 2010 — source variable PH2010A_0436 — Children born alive
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Population Census Questions

Fertility indicators.

For all females 15 to 49 years old.

[Questions 24 through 27 were asked of females 15 to 49 years old]

P24. How many children have been born alive to [the respondent]?

Write the number in the boxes.

Children born alive _ _
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Columns P24 to P27 for All Females 15 to 49 Years old
Columns P24 to P27 are to be accomplished only for females 15 to 49 years old. For all other members, leave these columns blank.
Questions P24 to P27 are designed to collect necessary information for deriving fertility indicators. The fertility indicators are indispensable bases for studying population growth and changes in population's age structure, and their possible implications on the economic and social needs of the population.

P24-Number of Children Born Alive
Data on the number of children ever born alive to a particular woman is an aggregate measure of her fertility experience up to the moment the data are collected. Cross tabulation of this variable with other variables will enable computation of principal measures, such as the mean number of children born alive to women who have reached the end of their child- bearing period and the proportion of women who are childless by the end of their reproductive life.

Ask the respondent the question in P24: "How many children have been born alive to?" for every female member aged 15 to 49 years old, regardless of marital status.
Explain to the respondent that the number of children born alive to a woman should comprise all her live-born children as of census reference date, that is:

[] Children born of present marriage;
[] Children of previous marriage/s, if any;
[] Children born outside of marriage, if any;
[] Children born alive but no longer surviving;
[] Children still living and residing with the household; and
[] Children living elsewhere at the time of the interview ;

As defined by the World Health Organization (WHO), live birth is the complete expulsion or extraction from its mother of a product of conception, irrespective of the duration of pregnancy, which after such separation, breathes or shows any other evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord, definite movement of voluntary muscles, whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut or the placenta is attached. Each product of such a birth is considered live-born.
Explain to the respondent that the following are to be excluded from the count of children ever born alive to a female member aged 15 to 49 years:

[] 1. Stillbirth -- the UN defines stillbirths as fetal deaths of 28 completed weeks of gestation or more. The death is indicated by the fact that after separation from its mother, the fetus does not breathe or show any evidence of life, such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles.
[] 2. Adopted -- a child or ward who is considered part of the family although may not be related by blood to the guardian.
[] 3. Stepchild -- a child of a woman's husband with his former wife/partner.

Entry for this column should consist of two digits; thus, for women with one to nine live-born children, prefix "0".
Examples: "01", "02", "03", ...."09"
Enter "00" in the boxes for a female member aged 15 to 49 years who has not had any livebirth.
Important Notice: The number of children born alive should include newly born children, except those born after May 1, 2010, 12:01 a.m.


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Puerto Rico 1970 — source variable PR1970A_0421 — Children ever born
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[If this is a girl or a woman]


23. How many babies has she ever had, not counting stillbirths, stepchildren, or adopted children?

[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10
[] 11
[] 12 or more
[] None


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Puerto Rico 1980 — source variable PR1980A_0421 — Children ever born
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16. Enumerator - Mark when this person was born.
[] Born before April 1965 -- Ask questions 17 - 33. (Omit question 17 if born between April 1960 and March 1965.)
[] Born April 1965 or later -- Turn to next page for next person

[Questions 17 through 33 asked of persons aged 15 and above.]


20. If this person is a female --
How many babies has she ever had, not counting stillbirths?
Do not count her stepchildren or children she has adopted.

[] None
[] 1
[] 2
...
[] 12 or more


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Puerto Rico 1990 — source variable PR1990A_0580 — Children ever born

No questionnaire text is available for this sample.


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Romania 1977 — source variable RO1977A_0410 — Number of children born alive
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For females born before 1962
[Questions 14-15 were asked of females born before 1962.]


14. Number of children born alive ____

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61. Total number of live born children (column 14), number of living children (column 15). For all the women born before 1962, regardless of the marital status, the total number of live-born children up to the census moment will be recorded, regardless of whether they are living or are dead at census enumeration date (column 14) and how many of them are alive at census moment (column 15). The number of children will be written in the corresponding box with two digits (before figures from 1 to 9 will be added 0, for example: 01, 02, . . . . 09).

[pg. 41]

The number of live born children should comprise all live born children regardless if they are alive or not and only the ones alive at census moment in column 15.

For both categories, all the children born in the present or prior marriage, or outside the mother's marriage, regardless if they are living or not on the mother's household will be considered.

The fetal deaths, the children of the husband from other marriages, the adopted children and the children on the placement care of alternative families will not be taken into consideration.

These characteristics will be not recorded for the women who never had a live born child, for females under 15 years of age (irrespective of if they had or not live born children), as well as for all male persons.

For the women aged 15 years and over, who did not state due to various reasons, the number of children, or for whom the enumerator could not record the answers, the enumerator will insert the code 99.


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Romania 1992 — source variable RO1992A_0427 — Number of children born alive
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13 Total number of children born alive
(Only for women born before 1978)

_ _


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Chapter IV - Data on Persons Registered in Households


44. All persons in the household will be recorded in this chapter, regardless whether they were present in the household or absent at the census reference point - "0" hour on the night of January, 6 to 7, 1992, or whether persons had left the household temporarily or for a longer period to work, to study, or for some other reason. Persons temporarily present in the household at the census reference point will not be recorded in this chapter, but in Chapter V.



Q. 13 Total number of children born alive


60. For all women born before 1978, regardless their marital status, record the total number of children born alive up to the census reference point, regardless of whether the children are living or are dead at the census enumeration date. The number of children born alive will be written in the corresponding box with two digits; figures from 1 to 9 will have a leading 0 added (for example: 01, 02 ... 09).

The number of children born alive should include all children born alive in the present or prior marriage or outside the mother's marriage, regardless of whether or not they are living in the mother's household.

Not included are fetal deaths; children of the husband from other marriages; adopted children or children placed in the care of alternative families.

This question will be not completed for women who have never had a live born child, for females born after 1977 (regardless of whether or not they had live born children), or for all males.

For women born before 1978 who, due to various reasons, did not state the number of children born alive, or for whom the enumerator could not record the answers because of the person's absence, the enumerator will enter code 99.


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Romania 2002 — source variable RO2002A_0422 — Number of children born alive
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_ _ 13. Total number of children born alive (only for women)

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Total number of the live born children (item 13)

60. For all the women concerned, regardless of the marital status, the total number of live-born children up to the census moment will be recorded.

The number of live- born children should comprise: all live - born children, regardless of whether they are living or are dead, at the time of the census moment, if they are living or not on the mother's household or whether they were born of the present or prior marriage, or whether they were not born in a marriage of the mother.

Will not be taken into consideration: the fetal deaths; the children of the husband from other marriages; the adopted children and the children on the placement care of alternative families.

This characteristic will not be recorded: for the women who never had a live-born child.
For the women who did not state, due to various reasons, the number of the children live-born, the enumerator will insert the code 99.


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Romania 2011 — source variable RO2011A_0409 — Number of children ever born
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Question 9 applies only to the females aged 15 years or over

9. Number of live-born children _ _


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Russia 2002 — source variable RU2002A_0433 — Number of children
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22. How many children have you had? ____
Question 22 is only for women over 15 years of age.

Enter the total number of live births (not counting stillbirths)
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Question 13. How many children did you give birth to?

The question should be asked only to females of 15 years or older (married or single). Put down the total number of born children (disregarding the number of still-born children) regardless of whether those children are alive at the present moment or not, whether they belong to the female's household or live separately.

Adopted children and children in care, as well as husband's children from the former wedlock are not registered in the number of children born by the given female.

If a female does not have any children, "0" is recorded.

Females younger than 15 years should not answer the question.

If in one of the dwellings of your counting area you meet a person temporarily staying in the Russian Federation and permanently residing abroad, who at the enumeration point of time was present in the area, he/she should be enumerated in List B, Form S, and Form V should be completed for him.


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Russia 2010 — source variable RU2010A_0437 — Number of children born alive
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13. For women aged 15 and over

13.1 How many children have you given birth to? ____

Write down the total number of children, excluding the stillborn.
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Section 13. The questions from this section are asked to women aged 15 and above.
If the woman is not present in the premise during census, you shall come again to fill the answers for the questions from this section according to the woman words, or ask her to come to permanent precinct.

Question 13.1. How many children have you given birth to?
The total number of born children, except for dead-born, shall be written irrespective of whether they are currently alive or not, whether they are included in a household of this woman or live separately.
At that the adopted children and children living with guardians, as well as the husband's children from previous marriage are not included into the children born by this woman.
If the woman did not give birth to any children, then "0" shall be written.
Women younger than 15 years shall not answer this question, even if they gave a birth to children.
If the answer to the question 13.1 is "0", then the questionnaire of form K is over.


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Rwanda 1991 — source variable RW1991A_0428 — Males ever born
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Women aged 12 years and older (born before August 1979).
[Questions P26-P33 were asked of women age 12+]


P26. Children ever born: number of boys _ _

How many children did [the respondent] ever have? Write 0 if none.



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Rwanda 1991 — source variable RW1991A_0429 — Females ever born
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Women aged 12 years and older (born before August 1979).
[Questions P26-P33 were asked of women age 12+]


P27. Children ever born: number of girls _ _

How many children did [the respondent] ever have? Write 0 if none.



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Rwanda 2002 — source variable RW2002A_0429 — Male children ever born alive
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D. Population aged 12 years or more
[Questions P26-P30.]

Females only (Women aged 12 years or more)
[Questions P27-P30.]


P27. Children ever born

How many children born alive did ____ ever have?
Specify in the appropriate boxes the number of boys ever born and the number of girls ever born, according to the declaration of the interviewee.
If no child were ever born, write 00 in these boxes

_ _ M [boys]
_ _ F [girls]


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D. Questionnaire designed for persons 12 years old or more


Questions asked to persons of the female sex, of at least 12 years of age (P27 to P30)

The questions going from P27 to P30 aim at knowing:

The fertility of Rwandese women, that is their number of children ever born (P27).
The number of children surviving, that is who are still living (P28).
The number of children born alive during the past 12 months, either still alive or already deceased (P29 and P30).

Remark:
1. For female children aged less than 12 years, as for all persons of the male sex, the census enumerator will not write anything in P27, P28, P29 and P30.

2. These questions will be asked to all concerned persons in all discretion and privacy.

3. In order to ensure that all questions were asked, it is necessary to fill in the appropriate boxes with zeros "00" if the interviewed person never had any child.


P27: Live births

For women (or single mothers) aged at least 12 years of more, one will ask the number of children ever born. Write down this number as the number of male live births in P27 (M) and the number of female live births in P27 (F).

A child born alive is a child who showed signs of life at time of birth; among those signs one finds: a regular breathing, heart beating, cries, and so forth.

If the persons had no live births at all, write "00" in the appropriate boxes.

Remark:
Children who died immediately after birth are also counted among the live births. If the enumerated person is a woman, but who is not there on census day, one will ask accurate and reliable information to the head of household, or to any authorized person.


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Rwanda 2002 — source variable RW2002A_0430 — Female children ever born alive
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D. Population aged 12 years or more
[Questions P26-P30.]

Females only (Women aged 12 years or more)
[Questions P27-P30.]


P27. Children ever born

How many children born alive did ____ ever have?
Specify in the appropriate boxes the number of boys ever born and the number of girls ever born, according to the declaration of the interviewee.
If no child were ever born, write 00 in these boxes

_ _ M [boys]
_ _ F [girls]


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D. Questionnaire designed for persons 12 years old or more


Questions asked to persons of the female sex, of at least 12 years of age (P27 to P30)

The questions going from P27 to P30 aim at knowing:

The fertility of Rwandese women, that is their number of children ever born (P27).
The number of children surviving, that is who are still living (P28).
The number of children born alive during the past 12 months, either still alive or already deceased (P29 and P30).

Remark:
1. For female children aged less than 12 years, as for all persons of the male sex, the census enumerator will not write anything in P27, P28, P29 and P30.

2. These questions will be asked to all concerned persons in all discretion and privacy.

3. In order to ensure that all questions were asked, it is necessary to fill in the appropriate boxes with zeros "00" if the interviewed person never had any child.


P27: Live births

For women (or single mothers) aged at least 12 years of more, one will ask the number of children ever born. Write down this number as the number of male live births in P27 (M) and the number of female live births in P27 (F).

A child born alive is a child who showed signs of life at time of birth; among those signs one finds: a regular breathing, heart beating, cries, and so forth.

If the persons had no live births at all, write "00" in the appropriate boxes.

Remark:
Children who died immediately after birth are also counted among the live births. If the enumerated person is a woman, but who is not there on census day, one will ask accurate and reliable information to the head of household, or to any authorized person.


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Rwanda 2012 — source variable RW2012A_0451 — Male children ever born
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Section P: Characteristics of population

[Questions 33-36 were asked of resident women aged 12 years or older.]

33. How many live births has the respondent ever had?

If none, write 00 for each sex and proceed to the next person.

Male _ _
Female _ _
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P33 to P36 for resident women aged 12 years or older

P33: Live births
Ask: How many live births [the person] has ever had?

Many women do not like answering questions about their children. There are various reasons for this, but it is your job to obtain the answers. It will require insistence, politeness and tact.

A live birth is one who shows one or more of the following signs of life immediately after birth:

Crying or similar sounds
Movement of the limbs or any other parts of the body
Any other tangible signs of life

The census is concerned only with children born alive. Do not include stillbirths, that is, children who were born dead and therefore did not show any sign[s] of life as above at the time of birth. If the woman has born any child alive:

Write the number of boys in the box provided
Write the number of girls in the box provided
If none, write 00 for each sex and proceed to the next person


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Rwanda 2012 — source variable RW2012A_0452 — Female children ever born
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Section P: Characteristics of population

[Questions 33-36 were asked of resident women aged 12 years or older.]

33. How many live births has the respondent ever had?

If none, write 00 for each sex and proceed to the next person.

Male _ _
Female _ _
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P33 to P36 for resident women aged 12 years or older

P33: Live births
Ask: How many live births [the person] has ever had?

Many women do not like answering questions about their children. There are various reasons for this, but it is your job to obtain the answers. It will require insistence, politeness and tact.

A live birth is one who shows one or more of the following signs of life immediately after birth:

Crying or similar sounds
Movement of the limbs or any other parts of the body
Any other tangible signs of life

The census is concerned only with children born alive. Do not include stillbirths, that is, children who were born dead and therefore did not show any sign[s] of life as above at the time of birth. If the woman has born any child alive:

Write the number of boys in the box provided
Write the number of girls in the box provided
If none, write 00 for each sex and proceed to the next person


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Saint Lucia 1980 — source variable LC1980A_0432 — Number of children born alive
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Females age 14 years and over who are not attending school full time [Questions 30-35]


30. Number of live born children ever had

[] 0
[] 10
[] 20
[] Not stated

[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9



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Saint Lucia 1991 — source variable LC1991A_0459 — Number of live births
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Section 6. Marital status, union status and fertility
For persons 15 years and over
[Questions 6.1 through 6.14 were asked of persons 15 and older.]


6.8 How many live births has ____ ever had?

(If zero, enter 00 and skip to question 7.1)

[Question 6.8 was asked of females between 15 and 65 years not attending school, per question 6.7]

Live births _ _



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Senegal 2002 — source variable SN2002A_0449 — Number of male children ever born
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Women aged 12 years and more
[Questions B21-B22 were asked of women aged 12 years and more]


B21. Number of children ever born

Record the number of children ever born, broken down by sex

Males: ______
Females: _____


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B21. Number of children ever born

This part applies only to women aged 12 years and more.
Write an oblique hyphen for women aged less than 12 years.

Record the number of children ever born, broken down by sex.

[Example table omitted]

Note: These are all the children ever born to that woman who is being enumerated (whatever the age of the children, and whoever the father), whether still alive or deceased after the birth. A child is said to be born alive when he or she showed any sign of life at birth (cry, breathing, heart beating, etc.). These children may live with their mother in the household, or may live elsewhere.


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Senegal 2002 — source variable SN2002A_0450 — Number of female children ever born
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Women aged 12 years and more
[Questions B21-B22 were asked of women aged 12 years and more]


B21. Number of children ever born

Record the number of children ever born, broken down by sex

Males: ______
Females: _____


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B21. Number of children ever born

This part applies only to women aged 12 years and more.
Write an oblique hyphen for women aged less than 12 years.

Record the number of children ever born, broken down by sex.

[Example table omitted]

Note: These are all the children ever born to that woman who is being enumerated (whatever the age of the children, and whoever the father), whether still alive or deceased after the birth. A child is said to be born alive when he or she showed any sign of life at birth (cry, breathing, heart beating, etc.). These children may live with their mother in the household, or may live elsewhere.


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Sierra Leone 2004 — source variable SL2004A_0436 — Number of children ever born
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[Questions P26 - P33: Females age 10 years or older]

How many children have been born alive to [the respondent] who are:


P26. Male _ _
P27. Female _ _


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Columns P26 to P33 -- Fertility
These questions apply to all women age 10 years or older. For all males and for girls younger than 10 years, draw a straight line in each of these columns as appropriate.

134. These questions must be answered for all women age 10 years and older, irrespective of their marital status, and whatever their relationship to the head of the household.


P26 and P27 -- Total children born alive
135. In these columns you must record the number of children born alive by women age 10 years or older, even if the children) is/are dead.

136. A child born alive is one who cries or who shows some other signs of life after being born.

137. Include all children who have died, even if they died shortly after birth, all children who have grown up and left the house, all children born to other men as well as to the present husband.

Do not include:
138. Children who were born dead and did not show any sign of life, adopted children, children born to the present husband by another woman, grandchildren, nephews/nieces, etc.

P26 -- Total male births
139. Ask: "Has this woman borne any children?" if the answer is "Yes", then ask:
"How many male children has she borne alive?" Write the number in column P26. Record "00" if she has not had a live male birth. Always use two digits.

P27 -- Total female births

"How many female children has she borne alive?" Write the number in column P27. Record "00" if she has not had a live female birth. Always use two digits.


147. Sometimes a woman may forget to mention children who died in infancy and does not wish to be reminded of painful events; you must therefore put this question tactfully and sympathetically.

148. If a woman has never borne a child, record "00" in each of the eight columns. Similarly, if a woman has children in one or two categories only enter the numbers as appropriate and record "00" in the remaining column or columns. Never leave them blank.

149. You have to be careful when you record answers pertaining to the total number of children borne by a woman in her lifetime. The total number of children ever born by a woman will not likely exceed 17 and use that number as a guide. You must therefore probe further if the total number of children recorded for a woman in P26 and P27 exceeds 17.


[Questions P26 - P33: Females age 10 or older]


P26-27 How many children have been born alive to [the respondent] who are:
Total ("00" No child)

[] M __
[] F __



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Slovenia 2002 — source variable SI2002A_0418 — Number of children born alive
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33. How many live-born children have you had?
To be answered by women of 15 and more years of age.

[] None
[] One or more (write in): Number of live-born children _ _


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33 How many live-born children have you had?

The question is answered by women aged 15 or more. Their marital status is not important.
The total number of live-born children borne by the woman is taken into account, even those that are no longer alive. Still-born children are not taken into account.
None is marked by the enumerator for a woman aged 15 or more who has not yet had a live-born baby.

One or more is marked by the enumerator for a woman aged 15 or more who has given birth to a live-born child and in the field the total number of live-born children is entered.



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South Africa 1996 — source variable ZA1996A_0428 — Number of children ever born
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Question 15 should be answered for all females in the household born before 10 October 1984 (12 years or older): for others, enter n/a (not applicable)


15.1. How many children, if any, has the woman ever given birth to? (live births) (Please include her children, who are not living with her and those who have died.)

_ _ If "none", enter "0" and go to Q 16.1 If "Don't know", enter "DK" and go to Q 16.1



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South Africa 2001 — source variable ZA2001A_0461 — Total births
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Ask of women aged between 12 and 50 years (born between 1951 and 1989)


P-20. Total births

If none write [0] [0] and go to P-21. Include ALL her children, i.e. those who are still living, whether or not they live in this household, and those who are dead. Do not count stillbirths (children born dead).
[Example given of total children: 03 for total, 02 for boys and 01 for girls.]
_ _ How many [total] children, if any, has (the person) ever had, that were born alive?
_ _ How many of these were boys?
_ _ How many of these were girls?


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Question P-20 -- Total births

"How many children, if any, has (the person) ever had that were born alive?"

Start by asking for the total number of children born alive. Include all her children, i.e. those who are still living, whether or not they live in this household, and those who are dead. (The next question will record how many are still alive.) However do not count still births or adopted babies.

If the respondent says that she has 1 child, but that child is 'late' (passed away) you write 01 in the box for "Total" and ask:

"Was it a boy or a girl?" Then write 01 in the relevant box.

[P. 54]

If she has more than 1 child ask:

"How many of these were boys?" and write the answer in the box, e.g. 02.

"How many of these were girls?" and write the answer in the box, e.g. 01.

Then you confirm the total, e.g. in this case: 03 children who were born alive.

If there is a discrepancy, e.g. total number is 4 but the woman says 2 girls and 1 boy, probe. Ask if the total includes children who have died or are living somewhere else.

If the woman has had no children, enter 00 in the boxes for total, boys and girls and ask no more questions of this woman. Skip P-21a and P-21b and go to the household questions.

National Bureau: Note that you must write 00 in all the boxes for women who qualify for this question and have had no children, not just the total boxes. (But do not write 00 in these boxes for men or young girls or older women. For these people we do not fill in this question at all.)


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South Africa 2007 — source variable ZA2007A_0462 — Total children ever born
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Section F: Fertility - ask of women aged 12 to 50 years (born between and including 1957 and 1995) listed on the flap
[Questions P-40 to P-47.]


P-41 Total children ever born

a. How many children has (the person) ever had that were born alive, even if they died soon after birth?
_ _
b. How many are boys?
_ _
c. How many are girls?
_ _
Include ALL her children, i.e. those who are still living, whether or not they live in this household, and those who are dead. Do not count stillbirths.


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5.7. Section F: Fertility

This section is to be asked only of women aged 12 to 50 years (born between and including 1957 and 1995) listed on the flap.


(P-41): Total children ever born
a. How many children has (the person) ever had that were born alive, even if they died soon after birth?
b. How many were boys?
c. How many were girls?

Confirm that total of b. and c. equals a. If there are any discrepancies, probe.


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South Africa 2011 — source variable ZA2011A_0460 — Live births
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Section G: Fertility
Ask of women aged 12-50 years on the flap

P-32 Children ever born
Has [the person] ever given birth to a live child, even if the child died soon after birth?
Mark the appropriate circle with an X.

1. Yes
2. No
3. Do not know
If 2 or 3, go to H-01
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9. Section G: Fertility (remember to follow instructions)
Purpose: Provides an estimation of fertility in the country which helps in population projections.

This section must be completed ONLY for women aged 12 to 50 years.
This should not include miscarriages, stillbirths and adopted children.
If the woman stays with all her children and none have died, then put 00 on P-36 to P-37 (for boys, girls and total).
If a woman is a visitor, the question on total children living with her in the household (P-35) must be about the children she is visiting with. Then all her other children who are not there with her will be living elsewhere.
If she is visiting alone, then P-35 will be 00 as she does not have any children with her in the household that she is part of on census night.

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South Africa 2011 — source variable ZA2011A_0464 — Number of children ever born
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Section G: Fertility
Ask of women aged 12-50 years on the flap

P-34 Total children ever born
How many children has [the person] ever had that were born alive?
_ _

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9. Section G: Fertility (remember to follow instructions)
Purpose: Provides an estimation of fertility in the country which helps in population projections.

This section must be completed ONLY for women aged 12 to 50 years.
This should not include miscarriages, stillbirths and adopted children.
If the woman stays with all her children and none have died, then put 00 on P-36 to P-37 (for boys, girls and total).
If a woman is a visitor, the question on total children living with her in the household (P-35) must be about the children she is visiting with. Then all her other children who are not there with her will be living elsewhere.
If she is visiting alone, then P-35 will be 00 as she does not have any children with her in the household that she is part of on census night.

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South Sudan 2008 — source variable SS2008A_0441 — Males ever born
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Number of children ever born alive
[Questions 26 - 32: Women aged 12 to 54 years]
If no children, write "00"


26. What is the total number of children [the respondent] has ever born alive? (even if the child was only alive for a short time and died soon after birth)

Male _ _
Female _ _


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7.7. LFQ fertility questions 26-32
The remaining questions are only asked of women aged 12 to 54 years old. If you are asking questions for a male, or a female 11 years old or less or 55 years or older, stop and go to the next person listed on the questionnaire. In the 15 states of North Sudan, these questions are not asked of never married females as reported in Q24.


Q26 "What is the total number of children [the respondent] has ever born alive? (even if the child was only alive for a short time and died soon after birth)" Continuing with the first person listed "Person 01" who is female 12 to 54 years (and not never-married in the 15 states of North Sudan), ask question 26.

  • Attempt to ask these questions directly to females 12-54 years old (and not never married in the 15 states of Northern Sudan). The respondent for the household may not be able to supply the information for questions 26 through 32.
  • Write the total number of males ever born alive to the respondent in the boxes under the column "male" and the number of females ever born alive in the boxes under the column "female".
  • You must use two digits in the boxes provided as some women may have had more than 9 live births.
  • Use leading zeroes, for example if she has only one male child you should write "01" and not just "1".
  • If she did not have any male births then write "00" in the "male" column. Do the same for the female children born to the respondent.
  • Shade in the numbers corresponding to the numbers written in the boxes.
  • Do not leave these questions blank for any female aged 12 to 54 years (and not never married in the 15 states of Northern Sudan.)



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South Sudan 2008 — source variable SS2008A_0442 — Females ever born
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Number of children ever born alive
[Questions 26 - 32: Women aged 12 to 54 years]
If no children, write "00"


26. What is the total number of children [the respondent] has ever born alive? (even if the child was only alive for a short time and died soon after birth)

Male _ _
Female _ _


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7.7. LFQ fertility questions 26-32
The remaining questions are only asked of women aged 12 to 54 years old. If you are asking questions for a male, or a female 11 years old or less or 55 years or older, stop and go to the next person listed on the questionnaire. In the 15 states of North Sudan, these questions are not asked of never married females as reported in Q24.


Q26 "What is the total number of children [the respondent] has ever born alive? (even if the child was only alive for a short time and died soon after birth)" Continuing with the first person listed "Person 01" who is female 12 to 54 years (and not never-married in the 15 states of North Sudan), ask question 26.

  • Attempt to ask these questions directly to females 12-54 years old (and not never married in the 15 states of Northern Sudan). The respondent for the household may not be able to supply the information for questions 26 through 32.
  • Write the total number of males ever born alive to the respondent in the boxes under the column "male" and the number of females ever born alive in the boxes under the column "female".
  • You must use two digits in the boxes provided as some women may have had more than 9 live births.
  • Use leading zeroes, for example if she has only one male child you should write "01" and not just "1".
  • If she did not have any male births then write "00" in the "male" column. Do the same for the female children born to the respondent.
  • Shade in the numbers corresponding to the numbers written in the boxes.
  • Do not leave these questions blank for any female aged 12 to 54 years (and not never married in the 15 states of Northern Sudan.)



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Spain 1981 — source variable ES1981A_0423 — Number of children born alive
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16. For women who are currently married or have ever been married
How many live births have you had? (Include non-stillborn children who have died.)
If you have not had any children, write 0.
_ _


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Spain 1991 — source variable ES1991A_0433 — Number of children
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20. Only for women who have had children
How many liveborn children have you had? Include liveborn children who have already died.
_ _ Number of children


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Sudan 2008 — source variable SD2008A_0560 — Children ever born
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Number of children ever born alive
[Questions 26 - 32: Women aged 12 to 54 years (if in North Sudan only complete this section for women who are or have ever been married)]
If no children, write "00"


26. What is the total number of children [the respondent] has ever born alive? (even if the child was only alive for a short time and died soon after birth)

Male _ _
Female _ _

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Q26 "What is the total number of children [the respondent] has ever born alive? (even if the child was only alive for a short time and died soon after birth)" Continuing with the first person listed "Person 01" who is female 12 to 54 years (and not never-married in the 15 states of North Sudan), ask question 26.
  • Attempt to ask these questions directly to females 12-54 years old (and not never married in the 15 states of Northern Sudan). The respondent for the household may not be able to supply the information for questions 26 through 32.
  • Write the total number of males ever born alive to the respondent in the boxes under the column "male" and the number of females ever born alive in the boxes under the column "female".
  • You must use two digits in the boxes provided as some women may have had more than 9 live births.
  • Use leading zeroes, for example if she has only one male child you should write "01" and not just "1".
  • If she did not have any male births then write "00" in the "male" column. Do the same for the female children born to the respondent.
  • Shade in the numbers corresponding to the numbers written in the boxes.
  • Do not leave these questions blank for any female aged 12 to 54 years (and not never married in the 15 states of Northern Sudan.)


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Switzerland 2000 — source variable CH2000A_0436 — Number of children
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9. Are you the father or mother of one or more children? (Including adult or deceased children)

[] No
[] Yes

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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_0419 — Female children surviving and living here
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Females 12 years and older
[Applied to questions 19 to 22]


19. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now living in this household?

If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_0420 — Male children surviving and living elsewhere
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Females 12 years and older
[Applied to questions 19 to 22]


20. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now living elsewhere?

If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_0421 — Female children surviving and living elsewhere
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Females 12 years and older
[Applied to questions 19 to 22]


20. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now living elsewhere?

If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_0422 — Male children not surviving
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Females 12 years and older
[Applied to questions 19 to 22]


21. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now dead?

If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_0423 — Female children not surviving
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Females 12 years and older
[Applied to questions 19 to 22]


21. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now dead?

If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_0430 — Male children surviving and living in this household
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19. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now living in this household?
If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 2002 — source variable TZ2002A_0430 — Total children ever born
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E. Female respondents age 12 and older
[Questions 21-24.]
Children ever born


21. How many male/female children were born alive to [respondent] and are now living with her in this household?

If she is not staying with any of her children, write "00".
Male _ _
Female _ _


22. How many male/female children were born alive to [respondent] and are now living elsewhere?

If she has no child living elsewhere, write "00"
Male _ _
Female _ _


23. How many male/female children were born alive to [respondent] and are now dead?

If none of her children has died, write "00".
Male _ _
Female _ _


24. How many male/female children were born alive to [respondent] in the last 12 months?

If no child was born alive in the last 12 months, write "0". Don't ask females age 50 and and older.
Male _ _
Female _ _

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E. Women with the age of 12 and above
This part is important so, you should be very careful when asking questions and filling in the answers. Questions 21 to 24 are specifically for women age 12 and older.
All men (without age consideration) and women younger than 12 years should not be asked these questions. You acquire every detail about the number of children born alive from the woman you are interviewing for the whole period, up to the night before the Census day.
[p. 62]
It is stressed that a baby born "alive" is one who shows signs of being alive (he/she breathed or cried), even if for a short time. Please make sure that the children mentioned by the respondent are only those she gave birth to, not those she is raising.
Remember that the night before the Census day is the one between the 24th and the 25th of August, 2002.Therefore, all babies born after the night before the Census day should not be counted, though they will be in that household when your enumerating those in the household. For example, all children born after midnight in the night between August 24th and 25th, 2002 are not to be counted. This may happen when you are forced take more than a day to enumerate in your area.
The answers are to be given by all women age 12 and older without taking into consideration their marital status. Even if she is still in school or university, as long as she is 12 or older, she must be asked this question.
Note: Questions about births are to be answered by the respective woman, for she is the one who knows her birth history.
It is possible to meet women who do not want to give information about their children. There are different reasons that may lead to this situation, but make sure you get the correct information about the live births from that woman. If this situation arises, seek for help from the street/village chairman/sheha or any leader in that area.


Question 21: How many children have you given birth to? How many are male? How many are female? How many are living with you here?
This question wants to know the number of children born alive to the woman you interview, and how many live with their mother in the household. Don't forget to ask how many are male and how many are female. Write the answers using two digits and shade the corresponding space.
[Illustration for question 21 is omitted]
[p. 63]
For example, if a woman has two male children, then shade code "02" in the space provided for male children and code "00" in the place provided for female children. If a woman does not live with the children or has never given birth to a live child, write "00" and shade the appropriate space depending on the sex of the child.


Question 22: How many children have you given birth to who live in other places?
If a mother has children who live away from where you found her, write their total number differentiating between males and females and shading the corresponding spaces.
It must be stressed that if the children live near the mother's household (example in the same village), they should be considered as living away from the mother. If a woman does not have any male children who live away or doesn't have any children, write "00" and shade the corresponding space.
[Illustration for question 22 is omitted]
Note: Use two digits when filling the number of children.


Question 23: How many children did you give birth to who were alive but died?
Most people do not like to talk about the deceased, and most of them feel pain to talk about their decease children. It is good to ask this question in a polite way without upsetting the respondent.
Write the number of male and female children who are deceased and shade the corresponding spaces. Children involved here are those who were born alive and later passed away. Use two digits in writing the answer given.
If the respondent has never lost a child, write "00" in the space for male children and "00" in the space for female children, then shade in the corresponding spaces.
[P. 64]
[Illustration for question 23 is omitted]


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E. Females aged 12 years and above
[Questions 28-32 were asked of females aged 12+]

Children ever born

28. How many male/female children were born alive to [the respondent] and are now living with you/her in this household?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

If she is not living with any of her children, write and shade '00'.

29. How many male/female children were born alive to [the respondent] and are now living elsewhere?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

If she has no children living elsewhere, write and shade '00'.

30. How many male/female children were born alive to [the respondent] and are now unfortunately dead?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

If none of her children has died, write and shade '00'.
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Question 28 to 32 aims to understand the fertility trends in our communities, including child born alive but died [i.e., stillbirth and neonatal or perinatal deaths], and children born alive in the past twelve months and whether they're still alive.

Explanation/clarification of the question: The purpose of these questions is to get the fertility rate in the country.



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Thailand 1970 — source variable TH1970A_0434 — Number of children born alive
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Only for persons 11 years and over
[Questions 17-24.]


Number of children ever born alive:

[Ask only women who have been married]

18. Total born alive ______

19. Still living ______


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3.26 Children ever born
Children ever born are children who were alive at birth, even though they may have lived for a short moment. Children who do not breathe at birth are not classified as children ever born.
Children ever born include:
a. Children who were born alive and still live
b. Children who were born alive but have already died, even though they were alive for a short moment

Children ever born exclude:
a. Children who do not breathe at birth; that is, they were dead before delivery
b. Aborted children
c. Step son/daughter or adopted son/daughter


3.33.1 For the number of children ever born,

a. The total number of children ever born is counted from the total number of children even born from the woman until 0:00am on April 1, 1970.
b. The number of ever born children who are alive is considered from the living of those children at 0:00am on April 1, 1970.


[From column 17 to column 24, ask only persons age 11 years or older.]


Column 18: Total number of children ever born alive (See detail in chapter 3 number 3.26)
[Ask only ever married women.]

For single persons and women aged less than 11 years, write a dash.

Ask: "How many children ever born alive does the woman have?"

Record the total number of children ever born alive in column 18.

If the woman is married but has no children, record "None".


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Thailand 1980 — source variable TH1980A_0432 — Children ever born
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For person 11 years and older or those who were born before and in the year 1968.
For ever-married women.
[Questions L22-L25 were asked of women age 11 and over who have ever been married.]


L23. Number of children who have ever been born living in this household_ _


L24. Number of children who have ever been born living elsewhere _ _

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3.21 Children Ever Born:

The children who live at birth even though the children have lived at a single moment after birth.

For infants who are not breathing at birth is classified as death before delivery and are not counted as children ever born.

Number of children ever born means the children who live at the delivery, and still living, or surviving until the time of census.

Number of children ever born excludes:

a) Children who are not breathing at birth or dead before delivery.
b) Aborted
c) Step son/daughter or foster son/daughter of the women.
Columns 22 - 29

Ask those who are 11 years old and over, or who were born before or in 1968 (Monkey year)

Columns 22 - 25

Ask only ever married women

Columns 23 -25 Children ever born (as at 0.00 hour of April 1, 1980)

Column 23 Number of children ever born in this household

Ask ever married women "Let me know, [person's name], how many of your children ever born?"

Record the number of children ever born who are living in the household corresponding to the line of the women being asked.

If the woman has not any child ever born at all, record "00" in _ _ corresponding to the line of the woman.

Column 24 Number of children ever born who live in other places

Ask "How many of your children ever born who live in other places?"

Record number of children ever born who live in other places in _ _ corresponding to the line of the woman in this column.

If the women have no children ever born who live in _ _ other places, record "00" in corresponding to the line of the woman.

Column 25 Number of children ever born who had died

Ask "How many of your children ever born who had died?"

Record number of children ever born who had died in _ _ corresponding to the line of the woman in this column.

If the women have no children ever born who had died, record "00" in corresponding to the line of the woman in this column.

In case of married women without children, record "00" in Columns 23, 24, and 25, all three columns.


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Thailand 1990 — source variable TH1990A_0433 — Number of children ever born
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Children ever born
(excluding step child and adopted child)
For ever married women (codes codes 2-6 in S8)


L21. Number of children ever born living in this household
How many children ever born does (name) have and live in this household? _ _

If none, record '00'.


L22. Number of children ever born living outside household
How many children still living outside household does (name) have?

If none record '00'.


L23. Number of children ever born who have died
How many children ever born who have died does (name) have?

If none record '00'.


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Columns 21-23: Number of ever born children (as of 12:00 a.m. of 1 April 1990), excluding step-children and adopted children of the woman
[Ask only ever married women who record codes 2-6 in Column 8]


Column 21: Number of ever born children in this household
Ask "......... (name) ........... how many children were ever born in this household?"
Record the number of ever born children that live in this household on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.
If there is no ever born child in this household, record "00" on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.


Column 22: Number of ever born children who live elsewhere
Ask: "........ (name) ....... how many of your ever born children who live elsewhere?"
Record the number of ever born children who live elsewhere on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.
If there is no ever born child who lives elsewhere, record "00" on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.


Column 23: Number of ever born children who died
Ask: "........ (name) ....... how many of your ever born children who died?"
Record the number of ever born children who died elsewhere on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.
If there is no ever born child who died, record "00" on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.
For ever married women who never have children, record "00" on the same line of that particular woman in column 21, 22, and 23.


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L20. Number of living children_ _
If none, record "00"


L21. Number of children ever born who had died_ _

If none, record "00"


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24.1 Living children
These are children who were alive at delivery and at the time of the census.


24.2 Dead children
These are children who were alive at delivery but died before the census


Column L20: Number of living children

The question asked [of respondent]: "How many living children do you have?"
Record the number of living children in the check boxes provided on the line for that particular woman.


Column L21: Number of children ever born who died

The question asked [of respondent]: "How many of your children ever born died?"
Record number of children ever born who died in the check boxes provided on the line for that particular woman.


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Togo 1960 — source variable TG1960A_0418 — Number of males ever born
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10. Number of children
(This question must be asked to women only)

Alive children
_ Male
_ Female
Total children ever born
_ Male
_ Female
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Column 10: Number of children
This column is only completed for women: it should be checked that it this has been done correctly, for boys on the one hand and girls on the other: Number of children living, total number born. In the contrary case, enter N.D. (xx) for "total born" and the number of children recorded on the Collective sheet corresponds to that indicated in the column "living" and N.D. (xx) in each column if no verification is possible. Proceed in the same fashion if one or other of the questions concerning children have remained without response.

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Togo 1960 — source variable TG1960A_0419 — Number of females ever born
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10. Number of children
(This question must be asked to women only)

Alive children
_ Male
_ Female
Total children ever born
_ Male
_ Female
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Column 10: Number of children
This column is only completed for women: it should be checked that it this has been done correctly, for boys on the one hand and girls on the other: Number of children living, total number born. In the contrary case, enter N.D. (xx) for "total born" and the number of children recorded on the Collective sheet corresponds to that indicated in the column "living" and N.D. (xx) in each column if no verification is possible. Proceed in the same fashion if one or other of the questions concerning children have remained without response.

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Togo 2010 — source variable TG2010A_0456 — Children ever born
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Economic activities

Female residents of 12 or more of age
[columns P25-29]

(P25) Born alive children

How many born alive children have you had?

Record the declared number according to gender in the appropriate boxes. If none put 00 in the boxes and go to the following line (following person)
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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D- Fertility

Columns P25, P26, P27, P28 and P29 only concern resident persons of the female sex aged 12 or more (those born before November 1998). Check for this purpose column P04 for sex and column P06 for date of birth or age.

For female resident persons aged less than 12 and men, these columns are without purpose and will be filled by dashes.

Columns P25: Children born alive

It is a question of knowing the total number of children born alive (male and female) that the woman has had during her fertile lifetime, including the children who live outside of the household and those who have died.

A child born alive, or a live birth is considered as any child having manifested at its birth any sign whatsoever of life (crying, heartbeat, muscle contraction, and so on) even if he/she died subsequently.

Pose the following question: "How many children born alive has [the respondent] had?" The count will be done by sex. Record the total number of boys declared in the boxes where "M" for male is marked and the total number of girls declared in the boxes where "F" for female is marked.

If the woman has not had any child born alive, record first "00" in the boxes of column
P25, then put dashes in columns P26, P27, P28 and P29 and go to the following line.

NB 35: Each time that the number of children declared by sex is less than 10, you should record 0 followed by the figure declared.

Example: Awa declares having had 3 girls and 2 boys. You will record as follows:

P25:
M /_0_2/
F /_0_3/

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Trinidad and Tobago 1970 — source variable TT1970A_0437 — Children ever born
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Section VII. Fertility

[Questions 30-35 asked only of females 14 years and over.]

30. Number of liveborn children ever had _ _

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G. Section VII - Fertility

This section is comprised of six questions and the information is to be completed only for females 14 years or older.

63. Question 30 - Number of liveborn children ever had

Enter the total number of liveborn children the woman has ever had. This consists of all children no living as well as those who are dead. In view of what has been said earlier about errors due to recall lapse, care should be exercised in putting this question and the answer to question 32 should be used as a check.


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Trinidad and Tobago 2000 — source variable TT2000A_0473 — Number of live births ever had
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Section 9. Fertility - For female 14 years old and over

37. Number of live births ever had

How many live births has (N) [the respondent] ever had?
_ _
Interviewer:
(a) Discreetly probe to include all births ever had that showed some sign of life at birth. Probe respondent for any child, likely to be omitted, who is not a current member of the household.
(b) If none, skip to question Q.39(b)


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Section 9 - Fertility

This Section will provide information on fertility of all females' 14 years and over. The census, moreover, seeks to obtain supplementary data of demographic interest than that provided from the Registrar's General Office.

The data collected are of even greater importance when cross-classified and analyzed by marital and union status, religion, ethnicity and other socioeconomic factors like occupational and educational attainment. Two examples of measures of fertility that can be obtained from the census are the ratio of young children to women of childbearing age and the number of children ever born to women. Additionally, fertility studies could be extended to population groups or communities within Trinidad and Tobago.

[p.58]

Fertility simply indicates the rate at which women of childbearing age are having children. This will have a direct impact on resource allocation in terms of medical, educational, health and training facilities.

Question 37 - Number of live births ever had

You may wish to introduce this section as follows: - "now I would like to ask a few census questions on number of live births, age at birth of first live born child, of all female members of this household who are fourteen (14) years of age and over". Although the question may be sensitive, you should not ask the question in an apologetic tone or change your approach.

Should you do this, you will discourage response or cause the respondent to observe your hesitancy to ask the question. Act naturally and maintain the pace of the interview.

Note to interviewer: The information sought is not the number of children alive at the time of the census but the total number of live born children the woman ever had, whether currently residing with her, elsewhere in Trinidad and Tobago or abroad. Included also, are those who were born alive but are now dead. However, still births are not to be included.

Remember a live birth occurs when a baby cries or shows other signs of life when born. If the respondent states none then enter _0 in the boxes provided. If "none" is entered for question 37 then skip to question 39(b), since the women may have had a still birth. If the number of live births is six (6), entry is recorded as _6.


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Trinidad and Tobago 2011 — source variable TT2011A_0479 — Children ever born
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Section 8 Fertility - For Females Fourteen to fifty-four (14-54) Years

27. Children ever born (live born)

(a) How many live born children has (N) [the respondent] ever had and how many are males and females?

_ _ Total
_ _ Female
_ _ Male
[] 09 NS

(b) How many of (N's) [the respondent's] live born children are still alive and how many are males and females?

_ _ Total
_ _ Female
_ _ Male
[] 09 NS
Interviewer: If none, skip to Q.31
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Section 8 - Fertility

8.1. Children ever born

This refers to all children born alive (excluding fetal deaths) during a woman's lifetime, whether currently residing with her, elsewhere in Trinidad and Tobago or abroad. Also included are the children born alive, but who have died.

Please note that children born dead (still births) are not to be included here.


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Turkey 1985 — source variable TR1985A_0412 — Number of live born children
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Part IV: Questions on personal characteristics


Fertility
(Ask married, widowed and divorced females age 12 or older)
[Questions 30-33 were asked of ever married females age 12 or older]


30. Number of children alive or dead you have given birth to whether male or female ____

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Section IV: Questions regarding individual characteristics (11-42)
This section includes questions (questions 11-42) about the population's social and economic characteristics. In this section, only write the characteristics of those people present at the time and place where the census is being conducted.
Whether or not the household head is at home, be absolutely sure to begin by first writing his/her name and surname on the first line of Section IV, together with all of his/her characteristics (from question 11 to question 42). Take care that the household head's name and surname entered in this section is identical to the one written in in the first line of Section III.
After writing down all of the characteristics of the household head, whether he/she is at home or not, also write down all the characteristics of the other household members at home, beginning from the oldest and proceeding in order of age, from oldest to youngest. After the household members, write onto the dotted line in printed letters, in order of their ages, the names surnames and all the characteristics of those, who, while being present at home, are not household members. Answer questions with a box, by placing an "X" into it.


(Questions 29-42 are for persons age 12 or older)


Fertility status (30 - 33)
(Married, widowed, or divorced women age 12 or older)


Question 30: How many girls or boys have you given live birth to, whether they remain alive or dead to this day?

Write in numeric form into the space for the answer, the number of the woman's live male and female births until the moment of the census, whether they are still alive or dead at that time. Write "0" for women who did not experience any live births.

Live birth: Showing a sign of life by taking in at least one breath at the moment of birth.


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Turkey 1990 — source variable TR1990A_0409 — Number of female births
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Fertility
(Ask married, widowed, and divorced females age 12 or older)
[Questions 22-26 were asked of married, widowed, and divorced females age 12 or older]


22. Have you given birth to any live child, whether dead or alive now?
If "Yes", how many live male or female children did you give birth to?

F. Female
M. Male

0 [] Did not give birth
____ F
____ M


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Section IV: Questions regarding individual characteristics (8-34)
This section includes questions (Questions 8-34) about the population's social and economic characteristics. In this section, only write the characteristics of those people present at the time and place where the census is being conducted. Whether the household head is at home or not, be absolutely sure to begin by first writing his/her name and surname on the first line of Section IV, together with all of his/her characteristics (from Question 8 to Question 34). Take care that the household head's name and surname entered in this section are identical to the ones written in the first line of Section III.
After writing down all of the characteristics of the household head, whether he/she is at home or not, (except for household members not at home) also write down all the characteristics of all the household members who are present at home, beginning from the oldest and proceeding in order of age, from oldest to youngest. After the household members, write using printed letters into the pertinent section and in order of their ages the names surnames and all the characteristics of those who, while being present at home, are not household members (guests). Answer questions with a box by placing an "X" into it.


[Questions 21-34 are for persons age 12 or older]


Fertility status (22-26)
(Married, widowed, or divorced women age 12 or older)


Question 22: To this day, have you had any live births, regardless of whether they remain alive or are dead? If you did, how many live girls and boys did you give birth to?

Write in numeric form, the number of the woman's live male and female births until the moment of the census, whether they are still alive or dead at that time, doing so separately for males and females in their respectively designated sections. In situations where either only boys or girls were given birth to, write "0" for the opposite gender [i.e., the one for which here were no births]. For women who had not given birth to any live children, place an "X" into the 00 "No births" box, and do not ask Questions 23-25.

Live birth: Showing a sign of life by taking in at least one breath at the moment of birth. Ask Questions 23, 24, 25, and 26 to women who had experienced a live birth [according to] Question 22.


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Turkey 1990 — source variable TR1990A_0410 — Number of male births
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Fertility
(Ask married, widowed, and divorced females age 12 or older)
[Questions 22-26 were asked of married, widowed, and divorced females age 12 or older]


22. Have you given birth to any live child, whether dead or alive now?
If "Yes", how many live male or female children did you give birth to?

F. Female
M. Male

0 [] Did not give birth
____ F
____ M


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Section IV: Questions regarding individual characteristics (8-34)
This section includes questions (Questions 8-34) about the population's social and economic characteristics. In this section, only write the characteristics of those people present at the time and place where the census is being conducted. Whether the household head is at home or not, be absolutely sure to begin by first writing his/her name and surname on the first line of Section IV, together with all of his/her characteristics (from Question 8 to Question 34). Take care that the household head's name and surname entered in this section are identical to the ones written in the first line of Section III.
After writing down all of the characteristics of the household head, whether he/she is at home or not, (except for household members not at home) also write down all the characteristics of all the household members who are present at home, beginning from the oldest and proceeding in order of age, from oldest to youngest. After the household members, write using printed letters into the pertinent section and in order of their ages the names surnames and all the characteristics of those who, while being present at home, are not household members (guests). Answer questions with a box by placing an "X" into it.


[Questions 21-34 are for persons age 12 or older]


Fertility status (22-26)
(Married, widowed, or divorced women age 12 or older)


Question 22: To this day, have you had any live births, regardless of whether they remain alive or are dead? If you did, how many live girls and boys did you give birth to?

Write in numeric form, the number of the woman's live male and female births until the moment of the census, whether they are still alive or dead at that time, doing so separately for males and females in their respectively designated sections. In situations where either only boys or girls were given birth to, write "0" for the opposite gender [i.e., the one for which here were no births]. For women who had not given birth to any live children, place an "X" into the 00 "No births" box, and do not ask Questions 23-25.

Live birth: Showing a sign of life by taking in at least one breath at the moment of birth. Ask Questions 23, 24, 25, and 26 to women who had experienced a live birth [according to] Question 22.


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Turkey 2000 — source variable TR2000A_0412 — Female births
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Ask women age 12 or older who are married, widowed or divorced.
[Questions 31 - 33 were asked of women age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced.]


32. How many children (female or male) have you ever given birth?

[Question 32 was asked of females age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced, and have ever given birth, as per question 32.]

Female _ _
Male _ _


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Questions 31, 32, and 33 are to be asked of women age 12 or older, replying to question 30 with the answer that they were married, that their husband had died, or that they were divorced.


Question 32. How many boys or girls have you given birth to?

(Whether alive or dead at this point in time)


The number of girls or boys that this woman has given birth to, whether they are living at this moment or not, or whether they are living at home or not, is to be entered in numeric form into the boxes pertaining to the number of live births of boys and girls, doing so separately for and distinguishing between males and females. In situations where only sons or daughters were born, a "0" is to be entered either into the female or male box, depending on whichever of these there are no children of.

[An example in the original document has been omitted here]

Even if the children born to the woman to whom the Census is administered died after birth or survived and were living in a house other than that in which the census was being conducted, these children are to be included in the number of born children.

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Turkey 2000 — source variable TR2000A_0413 — Male births
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Ask women age 12 or older who are married, widowed or divorced.
[Questions 31 - 33 were asked of women age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced.]


32. How many children (female or male) have you ever given birth?

[Question 32 was asked of females age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced, and have ever given birth, as per question 32.]

Female _ _
Male _ _


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Questions 31, 32, and 33 are to be asked of women age 12 or older, replying to question 30 with the answer that they were married, that their husband had died, or that they were divorced.


Question 32. How many boys or girls have you given birth to?

(Whether alive or dead at this point in time)


The number of girls or boys that this woman has given birth to, whether they are living at this moment or not, or whether they are living at home or not, is to be entered in numeric form into the boxes pertaining to the number of live births of boys and girls, doing so separately for and distinguishing between males and females. In situations where only sons or daughters were born, a "0" is to be entered either into the female or male box, depending on whichever of these there are no children of.

[An example in the original document has been omitted here]

Even if the children born to the woman to whom the Census is administered died after birth or survived and were living in a house other than that in which the census was being conducted, these children are to be included in the number of born children.

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Uganda 1991 — source variable UG1991A_0422 — Children ever born
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For all women aged twelve years and over

[Columns for Persons 1 through 10 appear in the sheet with space to answer Questions 19 - 22.]

19. How many children has this woman borne? (if none write 0)
20. How many are still alive? (if none write 0)


21. When was the last child born?

____ month
____ year


22. Is the child still alive? (yes or no)

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120. The next set of questions, 14. to 18, apply to all persons aged 10 or over. Look back at the age you have entered for each person. For those aged 0 to 9 years write "N/A" for question 14 and leave the rest of the column blank.


Question 17 and 18 Activity Status and Occupation

134. Questions 17 and 18 are concerned with how people provide for themselves, how they make their living. The questions apply to women as well as to men.

135. In the week before census night, almost everyone in Uganda will have done something to provide for him or herself. It is your job to discover and record what each person did. It does not matter whether they had a job or were paid for what they did. A person who farmed or fished or replaced thatch on a roof or cultivated a vegetable garden worked. So did people who were in paid employment.

136. Ask the questions as they are set out here and on the questionnaire and talk about each member of the household until you understand what he or she did in the way of making a living last week. Make entries on the questionnaire only when you have the picture clear in your mind.


Question 18 Occupation Last Week

144. "What kind of work did the person do?"

145. If the person was "employed", "self-employed" or "unpaid" we require an exact description of what the person did. For others write "N/A".

146. Remember that we are interested in the main or most important activity. It is sometimes difficult to get an exact answer but you should aim always to provide a two or three word description of what the person did - for example, "sales manager", "typist clerk", "motor mechanic", "foreman carpenter", "primary teacher", "forklift operator". Avoid general terms such as "operator", "clerk", "manager" "selling", "business" or "civil servant". We need to know just what it was the person operated, what kind of a clerk or mechanic, whether a teacher taught in primary or secondary school or at university, whether the person was selling vegetables on the roadside or operating a retail shop or selling motor spares, whether the civil servant was an office messenger, a filing clerk, an executive officer, a government medical doctor or a permanent secretary.

147. Speak to the person concerned whenever possible. Members of the household are often vague as to the occupations of others.

148. If the person is in employment you may find you get a better idea of his/her job by asking for the job title and recording that.

149. Many people may be described as "farmers" or "peasants". It is important that we know what kind of farmers they are.

150. A person living in his/her village, who worked in village or subsistence agriculture last week and who did no other work may be entered as "peasant farmer" which you may shorten to "p farmer". Such a person may do a variety of tasks in growing or gathering produce to feed and clothe his/her family and may sell some produce but is not a commercial farmer.

151. If the person grows crops such as coffee or cotton or raises chickens or other livestock mainly for sale enter them as "coffee grower", "cotton farmer", "market gardener" or as the case may be.

152. Many of these farmers engage in more than one activity but in describing their work you should pick the main activity - the one to which most time is given - the one which the person regards as most important - the one which is commercial.

153. A person may not have worked last week because he or she was temporarily absent from work. In such cases ask about the person's normal occupation. A teacher on holiday, for example, may not have been teaching last week because the schools are closed, but the occupation should be entered as "primary teacher" or "secondary teacher" as the case may be.

154. The next set of questions, 19 to 22, applies to all women aged 12 or over.

155. An answer is required of all women in this category whether or not they are married, whether or not they are still attending school, and whether or not you think they may have borne children.

156. If the person is male or is a girl aged 0-11 years, write "N/A" on line 19 and leave the rest of the column blank.

157. If possible, speak to the woman herself. She will know about the children she has borne and will be able to answer the question more accurately than anyone else.

158. We are concerned with the number of children a woman has borne alive. A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Do not include still births - that is children who did not cry.

159. Ask, "Has this woman borne any children?"

160. If the woman has never borne any children alive, write "0" on lines 19 and 20 and leave lines 21 and 22 blank.

161. If the woman has borne a child or children, ask
"How many children has she borne?"

162. Write the number on line 19. The census is concerned with all the children a woman has borne. Include children who have grown up and left home, children borne by the women to other men as well as her present husband, her children who are living away from home and children who have died even if they died shortly after birth. Be careful to include young babies.

163. Do not include adopted children or step children or children who live with the household but were not borne by the woman herself.

164. "How many of the children she has borne are still alive?"

165. Write the number of children still alive.

166. "When was the last child born?"

167. Record the month and year for children born between 1985 and 1990. For children born before 1985 it will be enough to record the year of birth.

168. "Is the child still alive?"

169. Write "yes" or "no" as appropriate.

170. You have completed particulars of persons in the household. Now check,

that there is no one else you should have included,
that no line has been left blank if it should have been completed,
that others can read what you have written,
that the information you have recorded agrees item with item.


171. If you find that things have gone wrong or there are mistakes or omissions put them right. The record must be complete and accurate before you leave the household.

172. When you are satisfied that the particulars of all persons are correctly recorded, turn over the page and complete the remaining sections of the questionnaire.

173. Record the particulars of disabled persons, the household information and housing conditions on the back of the first page relating to the household. If you have used two or more pages for particulars of persons because there were more than ten in the household on census night, draw a diagonal line across the household particulars on second and subsequent pages.

174. If you are enumerating persons in institutions or in the floating population, leave these sections blank.

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Uganda 2002 — source variable UG2002A_0489 — Children ever born
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For women aged twelve (12) to fifty four (54) years


For all children ever born

P23 How many children has name borne? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P24 How many are living in this household? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P25 How many are alive, but living elsewhere? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P26 How many are dead? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

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Child Birth History
170. Questions P23 to P30, apply to All Women Aged 12 - 54 Years.
171. An answer is required of all women in this age category irrespective of whether or not they are married, whether or not they are still attending school, and whether or not they may have produced children.
172. If the person is male or is a girl aged 0-11 years, or a woman aged 55 years or more write "N/A" for Question P23 and leave the rest of the column blank.
173. We are concerned with the number of children a woman has borne alive. A child born alive is one who cries after being born, breathes or shows any evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles. Do not include stillbirths - that is children who are delivered when they were already dead.
174. Remember to use a two-digit code for all the questions in this section except P28 and P29 which require a one-digit code.
175. It is important that you speak to the woman herself. Some women may not be willing to give information about the exact numbers of children they have produced, if they know that some of them do not belong to their current husband and they are living somewhere else. The female herself will know about the children she has borne and will be able to answer the question more accurately than anyone else.
176. Ask questions P23 - P26 separately for male and female children.


Question P23: Children Ever Born
Ask, "How many children has (name) borne alive?"
177. Record the number of children in question 23. For example if she has given birth to 4 children (a boy and 3 girls), write 01 in the male's part and 03 in the female's part of column. If the woman has never borne any children alive, write "00" in both parts of the column but continue to ask the other questions in this section.
178. Remember to include children who have grown up and left home, children born by the woman to other men as well as her present husband, her children who are living away from home and children who have died even if they died shortly after birth. Be careful to include young babies but exclude stillbirths. Do not include adopted children or step children or children who live with the Household but were not borne by the woman herself.
179. Do not record the answer "none" before probing to be sure that she has never given birth at all.


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Ukraine 2001 — source variable UA2001A_0400 — Children ever born
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19. Have you given birth to a child(ren)?
(For females aged 15 and above)

[] 1. Yes
[] 2. No

If yes, specify:
a) Number of children you gave birth to ____
b) Number of living children ____

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Question 19 - Have you given birth to a child(ren)?
(For women aged 15 and above)

A mark is written down that corresponds to the one of the mentioned variant of response to women aged 15 and above (both those who are married (registered or unregistered) and are not married).

If yes is marked, then

a. the number of children were born you should indicate the total number of born children (excluding stillbirths), regardless of whether all children are alive at present or not and whether they are in this household with this woman or live separately. At that adopted children as well as husband's children from a previous marriage are not included in the number of children to whom birth was given by this woman.

b. how many of them are alive you should indicate the number of alive children at the time of population census. If at the time of population census all children born by a woman are not alive, you should write down 0 in point b.

Answers in points a and b are written down in a specially outlined boxes in figures (eg 1, 2, 3 .. 10, etc.).

If a woman has not given birth to a child no is marked and in points a and b you should write down 0.

To persons aged under 15 the answers to these questions are usually not filled. If only a woman gave birth to children, you should write down the number of children born by the woman and indicate how many of them are alive.


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United States 1960 — source variable US1960A_0430 — Children ever born
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P20. If this is a woman who has ever been married -
How many babies has she ever had, not counting stillbirths? Do not count her stepchildren or adopted children.


_____ (Number) or
[] None



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United States 1970 — source variable US1970A_0428 — Children ever born
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23. When was this person born?
[] Born before April 1956 - Please go on with questions 24 through 41.
[] Born April 1956 or later - Please omit questions 24 through 41 and go to the next page for the next person.
25. If this is a girl or a woman - How many babies has she ever had, not counting stillbirths? Do not count her stepchildren or children she has adopted.

[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10
[] 11
[] 12 or more
[] None

"Count all the children the girl or woman has ever had, even if some of them have died or no longer live with her."


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United States 1980 — source variable US1980A_0429 — Children ever born
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20. If this person is a female --
How many babies has she ever had, not counting stillbirths?
Do not count her stepchildren or children she has adopted.

[] None
[] 1
[] 2
...
[] 12 or more


[Count all children born alive, including any who have died (even shortly after birth) or who no longer live with her.]


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United States 1990 — source variable US1990A_0428 — Children ever born
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20. How many babies has she ever had, not counting still births?
Do not count her stepchildren or children she has adopted.

[] None
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
[] 10
[] 11
[] 12 or more


[Count all children born alive, including any who have died (even shortly after birth) or who no longer live with you. Do not include miscarriages or stillborn children or any adopted, foster, or stepchildren.]


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Uruguay 1975 — source variable UY1975A_0430 — Total number of children born alive (edited)
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(IV) Other characteristics (for women 15 years old or older)


19. Have you had children born alive?

Mark the corresponding box.

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not known


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G. Information of the people
169. Once the Section "F. Information of the home" is finished, you should ask the population questions to each one of the people who you are to enumerate.

When possible, you should try to make each person provide you with their own information. Only in the case of a person who is absent at the time of your visit, or if it concerns children, will you receive their information from a third party.

In each home, you will enumerate all people who slept in it the night before the "Day of the Census" or who, being absent this night for reasons of work, return to the home during the day. In such form, a doctor who did not sleep in his/her house because of being on guard in a hospital will be enumerated in their home. On the contrary, a traveler who spent many days away from their home will be enumerated in the place slept in during the night before the "Day of the Census."


253. For question no. 15 "Of the following types of activities, which did you do last week?", you should read the list of possible answers, one by one and in the order that is presented in the Census document, waiting for an affirmative answer. When you get it, mark the corresponding box with an "X", and do not read the following alternatives.

[p. 73]

As you will observe, the series of possible answers is divided into two parts: A and B.

If a person being enumerated answers part A, you will ask the following questions from the chapter. On the contrary, if a person answers part B, you will not ask the rest of the questions from chapter III; cross them out with a diagonal line and go to chapter IV.

Taking into account the previous instructions, if a person answers within part A of question no. 15 you should ask questions no. 16, 17, and 18.

Mrs. de Gonzáles (28 years old) answers that during last week she only took care of the home. (Part B). Looking at the Census document, indicate what you should do to the following:

  • Cross out questions no. 16, 17 and 18 and go to chapter IV.


A young woman of 14 years answers affirmatively to the question "Did you study and not work?" What will you do in this case?
  • Cross out questions no. 16, 17 and 18 and go to chapter IV.


Mrs. De González says that last week, along with habitual duties of the home, she knit a sweater for her husband. What should you do?
  • Mark "Took care of the home only" for question no. 15, crossing out questions no. 16, 17 and 18 and going to chapter IV.


[p. 74]

259. Remember that all jobs that are done in a home for the use of its members or for gifts to other people should be considered "Duties of the home".


300. For question no. 20, "Of the children that were born alive, how many live in this house?"; "How many live in another place?"; "How many died?"

You should pause between questions, with the purpose of getting the answer and writing it down in the corresponding place. If the answer to some of the questions is none, write down "0" (zero).

A woman informs you that she had two children; a daughter who lives with her and a son who died at the age of 21. Make the corresponding notations.

[Below the text are two forms, one of which is filled out but illegible]

You should always ask the written questions, never leave a question to be implied.


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Uruguay 1985 — source variable UY1985A_0424 — Number of children born alive
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(IV) Other characteristics
[Questions 19-21 were asked of women age 15 or older]


19. How many children born alive in total have you had?

Total number of children born alive _ _


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IV. Other characteristics -- for women age 15 or older

This is the last chapter of the form, but is not the least important. From the exactitude and seriousness that you ask and write down the results of these questions, now unknown aspects about the birth rate, death rate and international migration of our country will be known.

Review the previous questions; if a person that you are enumerating is a woman and is 15 years of age or older, you should ask her the questions of Chapter IV.

If it is a man or a woman younger than 15, you will not ask any more questions, cross out with a diagonal line questions No. 19, 20 and 21 and go to the next person.

Do not forget that the result of your work will be useful only if the question is answered by all women age 15 or older, whatever their married state is.

Make sure to ask the questions directly to the enumerated woman, and write down all the responses that you get.


For question No. 19 "How many total children born alive have you had?", you should write down the number corresponding to the response you get.


When you ask the question "How many total children born alive have you had?," it refers to all children born alive during the life of the enumerated woman up to the day of the census, whether legitimate or natural, from a marriage, current union or any other previous state. Because it concerns children born alive, stillborn children should not be included, but those who were born alive and died soon thereafter should be included.

If a woman had any children, you should continue the interview.

On the contrary, that is to say, if she did not have children, write down "0" (zero) in question No. 19; do not ask questions No. 20 and 21; cross them out with a diagonal line and go to the next person.


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Uruguay 1996 — source variable UY1996A_0450 — Children born alive
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For all women age 15 or older
[Questions 29-31 were asked of women age 15 or older]


29. How many children born alive have you had altogether?

____
[] Do not know


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Women age 15 or older
The questions in this part should be asked to all women age 15 or older, whatever their marital status.


Question 29. How many children born alive have you had altogether?
Born alive is understood to be those who at the moment of birth showed signs of life (crying, breathing, moving). If they died after birth, they equally should be considered as born alive.

The question refers to all children born alive had by the enumerated mother through her whole life, including those had with other possible partners different than the current one.

Once you have received an answer, you should fill in the box that is below the indicated number. Mark "None" if that corresponds. In that case, finish the enumeration of this person and continue with the next member of the household, if necessary.

If a woman had children born alive, fill in the corresponding box and continue with the next question.


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Uruguay 2006 — source variable UY2006A_0419 — Number of children
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[Questions 34- 41 were asked of persons age 14 or older]
(If the person is younger than 14, go to section E.2).


39. How many?

[Question 39 was asked of persons age 14 or older who have ever had a live birth child, as per question 38.]
_ _


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38. During your lifetime, did you give birth to any live children?

This question is asked to men and women age 14 or older.

The objective is to obtain information about the fertility of the men and women who live in Uruguay, the information will be useful if the question is answered by all the people, men and women age 14 or older, whatever the conjugal situation. It's crucial to record information for every person, whether or not they have children. Not having had children is information very relevant for the study of the fertility of the population.

It is important that the question is posed exactly as it is written on the form. Only record cases of live birth. A live birth is understood as showing signs of life (cried, breathed, moved) at the moment of birth. If after the birth the child died, it will still be considered as a live birth. All children, including those had with other partners, living or not living in the household interviewed, should be considered. Stillborn children should not be considered.

It can happen that the person declares that he or she has an adopted son or daughter. Adopted children should not be recorded in this question. The objective is to measure the number of biological children had by the respondent. Similarly, given that the biological mother or father of the adopted child will declare the live birth, there is a risk of double-counting this child as a live birth. If the person shows feelings of exclusion or irritation, remind him that the adopted children are included as forming a part of the family, in the relationship of kinship that includes all the children, biological or adopted.

If the person declares that he has not had any children born alive, questions 39 to 41 should not be asked.

39. How many?

If the person declares having had children born alive, ask and record the number of children born alive. This question will be asked to men as well as women.

Only women will be asked the following questions about fertility, so, for men, after the total number of children born alive has been asked you will go to question 42 (E.2).

For women, you will ask, how many of [the children]:
Live in this household _ _
Live in a different household in Uruguay _ _
Live abroad _ _
Have passed away _ _


If after asking this question it is apparent that the total number of live-born children does not coincide with the number declared in the previous question, correct the number noted in the previous question.

For various reasons, it is common that people, especially older people and people who have had many children, tend to forget the total number of children theu have had throughout life, especially if a child passed away when it was very young. When the situation of each child is detailed, it can be that the women remember children who they had not included in the total number of live births previously declared.

If the woman is between ages 14 and 49, the following questions about fertility (40 and 41) should be asked. In these conditions are not satisfied, go to the following module.


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Uruguay 2011 — source variable UY2011A_0475 — Number of children born alive
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Fertility and Mortality

For women 12 years or older:
[Questions 39-42 are asked of women aged 12 and older.]

39. How many female and male live births has [the respondent] had in total?
Total female and male live births (PerFM01) _ _
Unknown (PerFM01_1) _
(If the response is 00 finish the module)

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How many female and male live births has she had in total?

Ask the question exactly as it is formulated.

"Live birth" is understood to be the son or daughter that, at the moment of birth, shows signs of life (crying, breathing, and moving).  If he or she died after birth he or she is still considered as born live.

This definition includes: 

  • All the boys and girls, even those of other couples, live or not in the dwelling interviewed.

This definition does not include:  

  • The children that were born dead (or the cases in which the pregnancy did not come to term).
  • The adopted children (because they are not the biological children of the woman interviewed).

Record the quantity of sons and daughters born live that this person has had in total.

If the woman interviewed has not had live birth children, record 00.


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Venezuela 1971 — source variable VE1971A_0437 — Children ever born
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Only for women age 15 and older:
36. Have you had any children born alive?
[] 1 Yes

____ How many children born alive have you had in total

[] 2 No (End)


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8.35. Children born alive. (Q - 36).

This question is made only to women, of any marital status, 15 years of age and older.

First, ask if the woman has had children born alive. For those who respond in the negative, mark No and end [the interview].

For those who respond in the affirmative, ask how many have they had in total. The number of children born alive is the total number had by the woman, that is, from one or various marriages or consensual unions, legitimate or illegitimate. A child born alive is one who breathed after birth, even if passing away immediately thereafter.

Do not include abortions or stillbirths, or children born dead, in this number.


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Venezuela 1990 — source variable VE1990A_0421 — Children ever born
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Questions 15-17 are only for women 12 years of age and older


15. How children born alive have you had in total?

____ Total children
[] None -- Go on to question 18


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Questions 15-17 are only for women 12 yrs of age and older


Question No.15

[Children born alive]
[The instructions refer to a graphic of section VI, question 15 on the census form.]

-- Write down the total number of children in the space indicated and go to the next question.

-- If the answer is none, fill in the corresponding cell and go to Question No.18.

Total number of children born alive:

All of the children born alive to the enumerated woman, whether or not they live with her.
Also included are those children born alive that died later.



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Venezuela 2001 — source variable VE2001A_0451 — Number of children born alive
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For all women 12 years old or more
[Questions 36- 38 were asked of women age 12 and older.]


36. How many children who were born alive have you had in total?

[] Total of sons and daughters _ _
[] None: end of interview


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7.1 Fertility

The information requested of women 12 years of age and older allows the study of fertility at the geographical levels within the reach of the census. Through questions about the accumulated and recent birthrate, an estimate can be made of specific indicators of the effective reproductive capacity of the population, such as global fertility rates and those grouped by age. Also, through crossing this data with that corresponding to other variables investigated in the Census, social and other determinants of levels and changes that have taken place over time can be studied.

[p. 50]

Through questions, presented to women 12 years of age and older, about the total number of children born and about the children born in the last year, it is possible to estimate, through indirect methods, fertility rates for all of the geographical levels within the reach of the census.


7.2 Total children born alive

This refers to the total number of children born alive to all women 12 years of age and older; fetal deaths are excluded.

7.3 Live birth

A child born alive is a newborn, who has been pushed out of or extracted from the body of the mother, regardless of the duration of the pregnancy, who, after this separation, breathes or shows any sign of life, such as a heartbeat, a pulsation of the umbilical cord, or any voluntary muscle contraction whether or not the umbilical cord has been cut, attached or unattached to the placenta. Also included are children born alive who passed away immediately after birth, those who are not currently alive, and those who are currently alive whether or not they live with the mother at the time of enumeration.


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Vietnam 1989 — source variable VN1989A_0422 — Children ever born
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14 All women born 1-4-1939 to 31-3-1974 (aged 15-49) answer the following questions [applies to questions a to g]


d. Total number of children ever born

____
_ _

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Filling-in questions on mortality and fertility

Question 14
In order to have correct information on women's fertility, interviewers should interview directly women in the sample, who are in reproductive ages from 15 to 49 years old (those who were born between April 1, 1939 and March 31, 1974). Please do not ask indirectly via their husbands or other household members.


Question d: Total number of biological children
Interviewers sum up the number of children in questions a, b and c: the number of biological children living in the household, the number of biological children living elsewhere, and the number of children not alive.


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Vietnam 1999 — source variable VN1999A_0437 — Children ever born
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Women born 4/1949 to 3/1984 (aged 15-49 years old) answer following questions:


19*. Now, I would like to ask you about children that you have ever born. Please tell me:

____ a. No. of children living with you
____ b. No. of children living elsewhere
_ _ c. No. of children died
_ _ d. Total number of children ever born

if d = 00 (ask next person)


[Compare d with SUM a+b+c; if different ask again and correct recorded information].

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Questions 19 and 20: For women who were born between April 1949 and March 1984 only (15 to 49 years old) (For women who were born in 1949 and 1984, if the month of birth "**" code in Question 4 cannot be verified, the following questions must also be asked):

Because the subjects are women, the investigator in the sample areas must select women (preferably those who have been married)


Question 19(*): (This question must be asked during the interview process)
In order to accurately obtain the women's childbearing history, the investigator must meet them in person and ask the women directly. The investigator may not ask other people in the household. Before asking items a, b, c, and d, the investigator must read the opening section "Now I would like to ask, please let me know:"

Question 19.a): How many children are currently living with you?
The number of children currently living with the subject are those the subject actually gave birth to, and are identified as residing in the same household as the mother, regardless of whether the children are part of the marriage, or whether the children belong to a previous husband or the current husband. However, adopted children or stepchildren will not be counted. The investigator records the number of children currently living with the subject on the line available next to item a). [An example has been omitted.]

19.b) The number of children who are currently living somewhere else?
The number of children who are currently living somewhere else are the children the subject gave birth to but who currently (at the time of the investigation) are not residing in the same household. These include birth children of the subject who have already married and moved out to a separate household, who are on business trips, or who have become adopted children, etc. The investigator records the number of children living somewhere else on the line available in this item.

19.c) What is the number of children who have died?
The number of children who are deceased is the number of "live birth children" to whom the subject gave birth, but who have died before the investigation. Then what is the number of "live birth children"?
Live births are all the children to whom the woman gave birth and were alive up to the time of the investigation (meaning that when the child was born, it had vital signs like crying, breathing, a heartbeat, the vibration of the umbilical cord, etc.; and excluding stillborn babies). [These are counted as live births] regardless of whether the children are part of a marriage, or belong to a current husband or a previous husband. [These are counted as live births] whether or not the children are currently (at the time of the investigation) still alive, and whether the children are currently living in the same household with the subject, or living somewhere else. The investigator records the number of the subject's live births that passed away before the time of the investigation in the two boxes on line 19.c.

19.d) How many children did you give birth to in total?
After asking items 19.a., 19.b., and 19.c., the investigator must ask the subject the total number of live births the subject gave birth to up to the time of the investigation. Then compare the answer to the total of the results recorded in 19.a, 19.b, and 19.c. If they are the same, the investigator writes that total number of children in the two designated boxes. If the subject's answer for the total number of live births is not the same as the total of 19.a + 19.b + 19.c, then the investigator needs to ask further questions to verify and adjust the results. The investigator cannot just add the results of 19.a, 19.b, and 19.c and record the result here.

Note: + If the answer for item a, b, or c is "zero", then the investigator only needs to write "00" on the adjacent line or in the equivalent boxes.

+ If the subject has never given birth (write "00" in item 19.d), then the investigator skips Question 20 and goes to the next person. If there is no one else in the household, then the investigator skips to the household deaths section.


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Vietnam 2009 — source variable VN2009A_0428 — Number of children still in the household
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[Questions 33-34 were asked of females between 15 and 49 years of age who have ever given birth, as per question 32]


33a. How many children to whom you have given birth are currently living with you in this household?

_ _ Children in the same household


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Vietnam 2009 — source variable VN2009A_0429 — Number of children in another household
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[Questions 33-34 were asked of females between 15 and 49 years of age who have ever given birth, as per question 32]


33b. How many children to whom you have given birth aren't currently living with you in this household (living elsewhere)?

_ _ Children in other household

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Question 33b: How many children to whom you have given birth aren't currently living with you in this household (living elsewhere)?
Enter the number of biological children (number of children ever borne alive by the respondent) who are not living in the same household with the respondent (either living in the same house but not sharing meals, or living elsewhere); the enumerator fills the respondent's answer in the two printed boxes. If the number of children ever borne by the respondent who are not living in the same household is less than 10, the enumerator must enter "0" in the left hand box and the number of children in the right hand box. If there are no children born alive by the respondent who are not living in the same household, the enumerator enters "00" in the two printed boxes.

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Vietnam 2009 — source variable VN2009A_0430 — Number of children dead
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[Questions 33-34 were asked of females between 15 and 49 years of age who have ever given birth, as per question 32]


33c. Have you ever given birth to a boy or girl who was born alive but later died?
If yes, ask number of dead child(ren).

_ _ Children dead

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Question 33c: Have you ever given birth to a boy or a girl who was born alive but later died?
The number of children died is the number of births delivered by the respondent (children born alive) but who had died before the census date. The guide on recording the number of children died is similar to that in Question 33b.

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Zambia 1990 — source variable ZM1990A_0434 — Male children ever born
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Fertility (Own children ever born alive)
[Question F-1 to F-6 were asked of females 12 years and over]

F-1 Live birth

Have you ever had a live birth? (Including babies who dies after birth)

[] 1-Yes
[] 2-No (If "No", go to next person or M-1)

F-2 Age at first live birth

How old were you when you first had a live birth? ____

F-3
How many children born to you are still alive? How many of these are male and how many female?
(If "None", enter "00" and skip to Question F-4c)

Male _ _
Female _ _
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Chapter VI-Fertility

1. You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked of female adults and not for husbands to answer for their wives, except where it is inevitable. Questions on fertility are to be asked only of those females who are 12 years old and over and they involve only their own children.

F - 3: How many children born to you are still alive?
4. Children still alive include all the children that have been born alive to this particular female throughout her life and are still living. Some of these children may be grown up now and may even have their own children. Some of her children may have spent the night with the household, some might have spent it elsewhere or may be living with grandparents, uncles, aunts, or other relatives, and some may have gone away in marriage. You have to record all children ever born to her who are still living. The number of male and female children is to be recorded separately as indicated in the column.


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Zambia 1990 — source variable ZM1990A_0435 — Female children ever born
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Fertility (Own children ever born alive)
[Question F-1 to F-6 were asked of females 12 years and over]

F-1 Live birth

Have you ever had a live birth? (Including babies who dies after birth)

[] 1-Yes
[] 2-No (If "No", go to next person or M-1)

F-2 Age at first live birth

How old were you when you first had a live birth? ____

F-3
How many children born to you are still alive? How many of these are male and how many female?
(If "None", enter "00" and skip to Question F-4c)

Male _ _
Female _ _
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Chapter VI-Fertility

1. You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked of female adults and not for husbands to answer for their wives, except where it is inevitable. Questions on fertility are to be asked only of those females who are 12 years old and over and they involve only their own children.

F - 3: How many children born to you are still alive?
4. Children still alive include all the children that have been born alive to this particular female throughout her life and are still living. Some of these children may be grown up now and may even have their own children. Some of her children may have spent the night with the household, some might have spent it elsewhere or may be living with grandparents, uncles, aunts, or other relatives, and some may have gone away in marriage. You have to record all children ever born to her who are still living. The number of male and female children is to be recorded separately as indicated in the column.


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Zambia 2000 — source variable ZM2000A_0460 — Number of children ever born
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For Females 12 Years and Older – Fertility
(Own children ever born alive)

26. Have you ever had a live birth (including babies who died after birth)?
[] Yes
[] No (Go to Question 30)

27. Of the children born to you alive:
a. How many are still living with you? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Total: _____
Male:____
Female:_____


b. how many are living elsewhere in some other household? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Total: _____
Male:____
Female:_____


c. how many died? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Total: _____
Male:____
Female:_____


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5.8 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked of female adults and not for husbands to answer for their wives, except where it is inevitable. Questions on fertility are to be asked only of those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children.

P29: Live Births
This is a child who, after being delivered showed signs of life, like crying, movement by involuntary reflexes, etc. If a child never showed any of these actions when it was born, then it was not a live birth. Married females tend to leave out children from earlier marriages. These are also supposed to be included for all the questions. Shade first box for YES and the second for No. If the answer is NO, skip to Question P-33.

P30: Of The Children Born To You Alive How Many....?
The number of male and female children ever born alive to this female is to be recorded separately in three different categories. These are

a. Still living and still at home with the respondent (i.e staying in the same household with the respondent);
b. Still living but staying with some other households" e.g other relatives, married off, in institutions etc.; and
c. Those who have since died (regardless of whether the death took place just after or much later in life).

If a woman is visiting, then the question of "still living with you" should be asked with respect to her usual place of residence. That is about children she normally stays with. Enter the number of children as reported by sex in two digits e.g. if 1 male child is living with her shade 0 in the first column and I in the second column under male. If the answer is none, enter 00 and shade the 2 zeros in the two columns. Never leave a column blank.


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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_0456 — Number of male live births still living with you
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Females 12 years and older
[Applies to questions 38-41]

Of the children born to you alive how many are….?

P39. Living with you now?

_ Male
_ Female
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4.19 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked to females 12 years and older and not for husbands to answer for their wives. Questions on fertility are to be asked only to those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children. If the female is a usual member present or a visitor, fertility questions have to be asked to them personally. If they are not around, a call back has to be made until they are found and information is collected. If the enumerator cannot find the female respondent even after making at least three visits, the enumerator should inform the supervisor.

P-39: Of the children born to you alive, how many are living with you now?

If the number of male and female children ever born alive to this female respondent are still living at home with the respondent i.e. staying in the same house with the respondent, enter the number of male and female children accordingly.

If a woman is visiting, question P-39 should be asked with respect to her usual place of residence. That is about children she normally stays with. Enter the number of children as reported by sex e.g. if 1 male child is living with her, enter 1 in the box for male. If the answer is none, enter 0 in the box but if the number of male or female children is ten or more enter the two digits in one box according to sex. Never leave a box blank.


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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_0457 — Number of female live births still living with you
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Females 12 years and older
[Applies to questions 38-41]

Of the children born to you alive how many are….?

P39. Living with you now?

_ Male
_ Female
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4.19 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked to females 12 years and older and not for husbands to answer for their wives. Questions on fertility are to be asked only to those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children. If the female is a usual member present or a visitor, fertility questions have to be asked to them personally. If they are not around, a call back has to be made until they are found and information is collected. If the enumerator cannot find the female respondent even after making at least three visits, the enumerator should inform the supervisor.

P-39: Of the children born to you alive, how many are living with you now?

If the number of male and female children ever born alive to this female respondent are still living at home with the respondent i.e. staying in the same house with the respondent, enter the number of male and female children accordingly.

If a woman is visiting, question P-39 should be asked with respect to her usual place of residence. That is about children she normally stays with. Enter the number of children as reported by sex e.g. if 1 male child is living with her, enter 1 in the box for male. If the answer is none, enter 0 in the box but if the number of male or female children is ten or more enter the two digits in one box according to sex. Never leave a box blank.


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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_0458 — Number of male live births living elsewhere
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Females 12 years and older
[Applies to questions 38-41]

Of the children born to you alive how many are….?

P40. Living elsewhere?

_ Male
_ Female
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4.19 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked to females 12 years and older and not for husbands to answer for their wives. Questions on fertility are to be asked only to those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children. If the female is a usual member present or a visitor, fertility questions have to be asked to them personally. If they are not around, a call back has to be made until they are found and information is collected. If the enumerator cannot find the female respondent even after making at least three visits, the enumerator should inform the supervisor.

P-40: Of the children born to you alive, how many are living elsewhere?

This question is asking for the number of male and female children ever born alive to this female are staying with some other households e.g. other relatives, married off, in institutions etc.

Enter the number of children as reported by sex e.g. if 1 male child is living elsewhere, enter 1 in the box for male. If the answer is none, enter 0 in the box but if the number of male or female children is ten or more enter the two digits in one box according to sex. Never leave a box blank.


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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_0459 — Number of female live births living elsewhere
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Females 12 years and older
[Applies to questions 38-41]

Of the children born to you alive how many are….?

P40. Living elsewhere?

_ Male
_ Female
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4.19 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked to females 12 years and older and not for husbands to answer for their wives. Questions on fertility are to be asked only to those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children. If the female is a usual member present or a visitor, fertility questions have to be asked to them personally. If they are not around, a call back has to be made until they are found and information is collected. If the enumerator cannot find the female respondent even after making at least three visits, the enumerator should inform the supervisor.

P-40: Of the children born to you alive, how many are living elsewhere?

This question is asking for the number of male and female children ever born alive to this female are staying with some other households e.g. other relatives, married off, in institutions etc.

Enter the number of children as reported by sex e.g. if 1 male child is living elsewhere, enter 1 in the box for male. If the answer is none, enter 0 in the box but if the number of male or female children is ten or more enter the two digits in one box according to sex. Never leave a box blank.


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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_0460 — Number of male live births now dead
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Females 12 years and older
[Applies to questions 38-41]

Of the children born to you alive how many are….?

P41. Dead?

_ Male
_ Female
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4.19 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked to females 12 years and older and not for husbands to answer for their wives. Questions on fertility are to be asked only to those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children. If the female is a usual member present or a visitor, fertility questions have to be asked to them personally. If they are not around, a call back has to be made until they are found and information is collected. If the enumerator cannot find the female respondent even after making at least three visits, the enumerator should inform the supervisor.

P-41: Of the children born to you alive, how many are dead?

This question is asking for the number of male and female children ever born alive to this female but have since died (regardless of whether the death took place just after birth or much later in life).

Enter the number of children as reported by sex e.g. if 1 male child is dead, enter 1 in the box for male. If the answer is none, enter 0 in the box but if the number of male or female children is ten or more enter the two digits in one box according to sex. Never leave a box blank.


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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_0461 — Number of female live births now dead
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Females 12 years and older
[Applies to questions 38-41]

Of the children born to you alive how many are….?

P41. Dead?

_ Male
_ Female
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4.19 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked to females 12 years and older and not for husbands to answer for their wives. Questions on fertility are to be asked only to those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children. If the female is a usual member present or a visitor, fertility questions have to be asked to them personally. If they are not around, a call back has to be made until they are found and information is collected. If the enumerator cannot find the female respondent even after making at least three visits, the enumerator should inform the supervisor.

P-41: Of the children born to you alive, how many are dead?

This question is asking for the number of male and female children ever born alive to this female but have since died (regardless of whether the death took place just after birth or much later in life).

Enter the number of children as reported by sex e.g. if 1 male child is dead, enter 1 in the box for male. If the answer is none, enter 0 in the box but if the number of male or female children is ten or more enter the two digits in one box according to sex. Never leave a box blank.


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Zimbabwe 2012 — source variable ZW2012A_0440 — Male children in household
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E- For women age 15-49 years
[Question 23 to 27 were asked of women age 15 to 49 years]

If yes, how many children born to (the respondent) were with her on the census night?

Male
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
Female
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
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Section E: For Women Age 15-49 Years
Introduce this section by saying, "Now I would like to talk to you about all the live births you have, (if you are talking to the respondent) or (the respondent) has had (if respondent is a proxy). The live births I want information on are about children born alive who live with you, live elsewhere and those who have died".

Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women age 15 to 49 years. Information should be requested of all of them irrespective of the marital status, whether or not they are visitors, at school, or you think they have never given birth to any children.

Effort should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do this should be obtained from the head of household. Where the woman concerned is not present, a proxy should be used to answer the question.

[pg. 35]

Definition of Live Birth: a life birth is one which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time or the period within which these signs are manifested, e.g. crying, movement of limbs.

Before proceeding with the actual interview, identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Lumping ages should be discouraged as it can be shown on the pyramid that the age distribution has been improperly entered.

How many children born to you (or name) were with you (or her) on the census night?"
Record the number of males and females.

These children should have been present on the census night of Friday 17th August 2012 and be appearing as members of the household.


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Zimbabwe 2012 — source variable ZW2012A_0441 — Female children in household
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E- For women age 15-49 years
[Question 23 to 27 were asked of women age 15 to 49 years]

If yes, how many children born to (the respondent) were with her on the census night?

Male
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
Female
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9