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Argentina 1970 Greece 2001 Mexico 2008Q2 Paraguay 1972
Argentina 1980 Greece 2011 Mexico 2008Q3 Paraguay 1982
Argentina 1991 Guatemala 1964 Mexico 2008Q4 Paraguay 1992
Argentina 2001 Guatemala 1973 Mexico 2009Q1 Paraguay 2002
Armenia 2001 Guatemala 1981 Mexico 2009Q2 Peru 1993
Armenia 2011 Guatemala 1994 Mexico 2009Q3 Peru 2007
Austria 1981 Guatemala 2002 Mexico 2009Q4 Philippines 1990
Austria 1991 Guinea 1996 Mexico 2010 Philippines 2010
Austria 2001 Guinea 2014 Mexico 2010Q1 Puerto Rico 1970
Belarus 1999 Haiti 1982 Mexico 2010Q2 Puerto Rico 1980
Belarus 2009 Haiti 2003 Mexico 2010Q3 Puerto Rico 1990
Benin 1992 Honduras 1974 Mexico 2010Q4 Romania 1977
Benin 2002 Honduras 1988 Mexico 2011Q1 Romania 1992
Benin 2013 Honduras 2001 Mexico 2011Q2 Romania 2002
Bolivia 1976 Hungary 1970 Mexico 2011Q3 Romania 2011
Bolivia 1992 Hungary 1980 Mexico 2011Q4 Russia 2002
Bolivia 2001 Hungary 1990 Mexico 2012Q1 Russia 2010
Bolivia 2012 Hungary 2001 Mexico 2012Q2 Rwanda 1991
Botswana 1981 Hungary 2011 Mexico 2012Q3 Rwanda 2002
Botswana 1991 Indonesia 1971 Mexico 2012Q4 Rwanda 2012
Botswana 2001 Indonesia 1976 Mexico 2013Q1 Saint Lucia 1980
Botswana 2011 Indonesia 1980 Mexico 2013Q2 Saint Lucia 1991
Brazil 1960 Indonesia 1990 Mexico 2013Q3 Senegal 2002
Brazil 1970 Indonesia 1995 Mexico 2013Q4 Senegal 2013
Brazil 1980 Indonesia 2000 Mexico 2014Q1 Sierra Leone 2004
Brazil 1991 Indonesia 2010 Mexico 2014Q2 Sierra Leone 2015
Brazil 2000 Iran 2006 Mexico 2014Q3 Slovenia 2002
Brazil 2010 Iran 2011 Mexico 2014Q4 South Africa 1996
Burkina Faso 1985 Iraq 1997 Mexico 2015 South Africa 2001
Burkina Faso 1996 Ireland 1971 Mexico 2015Q1 South Africa 2007
Burkina Faso 2006 Ireland 2011 Mexico 2015Q2 South Africa 2011
Cambodia 1998 Ireland 2016 Mexico 2015Q3 South Africa 2016
Cambodia 2004 Israel 1972 Mexico 2015Q4 South Sudan 2008
Cambodia 2008 Israel 1983 Mexico 2016Q1 Spain 1981
Cambodia 2013 Israel 1995 Mexico 2016Q2 Spain 1991
Cameroon 2005 Israel 2008 Mexico 2016Q3 Sudan 2008
Canada 1971 Jamaica 1982 Mexico 2016Q4 Suriname 2004
Canada 1981 Jamaica 1991 Mexico 2017Q1 Suriname 2012
Canada 1991 Jamaica 2001 Mexico 2017Q2 Switzerland 2000
Chile 1960 Kenya 1979 Mexico 2017Q3 Tanzania 1988
Chile 1970 Kenya 1989 Mexico 2017Q4 Tanzania 2002
Chile 1982 Kenya 1999 Mexico 2018Q1 Tanzania 2012
Chile 1992 Kenya 2009 Mexico 2018Q2 Thailand 1970
Chile 2002 Kyrgyz Republic 1999 Mexico 2018Q3 Thailand 1980
Chile 2017 Kyrgyz Republic 2009 Mexico 2018Q4 Thailand 1990
China 1982 Laos 2005 Mexico 2019Q1 Thailand 2000
China 1990 Lesotho 1996 Mexico 2019Q2 Togo 1960
China 2000 Lesotho 2006 Mexico 2019Q3 Togo 2010
Colombia 1973 Liberia 1974 Mexico 2019Q4 Trinidad and Tobago 1970
Colombia 1985 Liberia 2008 Mexico 2020Q1 Trinidad and Tobago 2000
Colombia 1993 Malawi 1987 Mexico 2020Q3 Trinidad and Tobago 2011
Colombia 2005 Malawi 1998 Mongolia 1989 Turkey 1985
Costa Rica 1973 Malawi 2008 Morocco 1982 Turkey 1990
Costa Rica 1984 Malaysia 1970 Morocco 1994 Turkey 2000
Costa Rica 2000 Malaysia 1980 Morocco 2004 Uganda 1991
Costa Rica 2011 Mali 1987 Morocco 2014 Uganda 2002
Dominican Republic 1970 Mali 1998 Mozambique 1997 Uganda 2014
Dominican Republic 1981 Mali 2009 Mozambique 2007 Ukraine 2001
Dominican Republic 2002 Mauritius 1990 Myanmar 2014 United States 1960
Dominican Republic 2010 Mauritius 2000 Nepal 2001 United States 1970
Ecuador 1974 Mauritius 2011 Nepal 2011 United States 1980
Ecuador 1982 Mexico 1960 Nicaragua 1971 United States 1990
Ecuador 1990 Mexico 1970 Nicaragua 1995 Uruguay 1975
Ecuador 2001 Mexico 1990 Nicaragua 2005 Uruguay 1985
Ecuador 2010 Mexico 2000 Nigeria 2006 Uruguay 1996
El Salvador 1992 Mexico 2005 Nigeria 2007 Uruguay 2006
El Salvador 2007 Mexico 2005Q1 Pakistan 1973 Uruguay 2011
Ethiopia 1984 Mexico 2005Q2 Palestine 1997 Venezuela 1971
Ethiopia 1994 Mexico 2005Q3 Palestine 2007 Venezuela 1990
Ethiopia 2007 Mexico 2005Q4 Palestine 2017 Venezuela 2001
Fiji 1966 Mexico 2006Q1 Panama 1960 Vietnam 1989
Fiji 1976 Mexico 2006Q2 Panama 1970 Vietnam 1999
Fiji 2007 Mexico 2006Q3 Panama 1980 Vietnam 2009
Germany 1970 Mexico 2006Q4 Panama 1990 Zambia 1990
Germany 1971 Mexico 2007Q1 Panama 2000 Zambia 2000
Germany 1981 Mexico 2007Q2 Panama 2010 Zambia 2010
Ghana 2000 Mexico 2007Q3 Papua New Guinea 1980 Zimbabwe 2012
Ghana 2010 Mexico 2007Q4 Papua New Guinea 2000
Greece 1991 Mexico 2008Q1 Paraguay 1962
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Argentina 1970 — source variable AR1970A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN2 — 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_CHBORN2 — 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_CHBORN1 — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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.

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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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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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Bolivia 2012 — source variable BO2012A_CHBORN — Children ever born
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F5. Only for women at least 15 years old

46. In total, how many live births have you had, including children who are now dead or absent?

Number _ _ [If none, mark 0 and go on to the next person]
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F5. Only for women at least 15 years old

Fertility and mortality

The questions about fertility and mortality, asked only of women at least 15 years old, deal with and help provide basic data for estimating fertility and infant mortality rates.
Live birth refers to any child who, upon birth, shows any sign of life such as breathing, crying, or moving, even if the child then dies.

46. Number of live births
The number of live births includes all daughters and sons born alive throughout the life of the woman being counted, up to the date of the census.
In the appropriate boxes, note down the total number of live births of the woman being interviewed. If she had no children, write 0 and move on, if appropriate, to the next person.


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Botswana 1981 — source variable BW1981A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_BORNALIV — 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_MENALIVE — 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_WOMALIVE — 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_BORNALIV — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_BIRTHM — 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_BIRTHF — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORNM — Children ever born, male
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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 2008 — source variable KH2008A_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN1 — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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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Chile 2017 — source variable CL2017A_CHBORN — Children born alive
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D. Personal information

Only for women aged 15 aged years and over
[Questions 19-21 were asked of women age 15 and over.]

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

[] None (continue interview with next person)
_ _ Number
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Questionnaire section D: "Personal information"
Interview each member of the household using one page for each person. The order in which you must conduct the interviews is the same as you entered on question 6.c. Therefore, person No. 1 will correspond to the head of household, while person No. 2 will be the person you entered on the second row, and so forth.
It is very important that you follow the order as entered on question 6.c for conducting the interviews in section D. This way, you will avoid leaving someone out without being recorded for the census.

[Question 19, live-born children]
Attention: this question has a filter and a go to. The question must be asked only to women aged 15 years and over.
Live-born child: All children who breathe or move at the time of birth are considered as such, regardless of whether the child later dies for any reason.
[p. 42]
[Questions 20-21, children alive]
These questions address an especially sensitive topic, since they may bring up the death of a son or daughter. You must therefore be level-headed in waiting for the response.
In the event that the recorded woman indicates that she has a missing son or daughter and does not know the child's whereabouts, it is the informant herself who must provide the response as to whether or not the child is currently alive.
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China 1982 — source variable CN1982A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_BORNLIV — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_LIVEBTHS — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHHOMEM — 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_CHHOMEF — 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_CHAWAYM — 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_CHAWAYF — 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_CHDEADM — 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_CHDEADF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHHOMEF — 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_CHHOMEM — 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_CHAWAYM — 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_CHAWAYF — 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_CHDEADM — 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_CHDEADF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORN — 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 1970 — source variable DE1970A_MARST — Marital status
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3. Marital status
[] Single
[] Married
[] Widowed
[] Divorced


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Germany 1971 — source variable DE1971A_MARRKID — 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 1971 — source variable DE1971A_MARST — 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 1981 — source variable DE1981A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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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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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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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Guinea 2014 — source variable GN2014A_CHBORN — Children ever born
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III. Individual characteristics

Female resident of 12 years or more
[Questions P28M - P29F were asked of female residents aged 12 years or older.]

P28. Total live births

How many live births has [the respondent] delivered over the course of her life?

If no male children, enter 00 in P28M. If no female children, enter 00 in P28F. If P28M = 00 and P28F = 00, go to the next person.
_ _ P28M. Male
_ _ P28F. Female

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Haiti 1982 — source variable HT1982A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHSURV — 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_CHDEAD — 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 1995 — source variable ID1995A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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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Ireland 2016 — source variable IE2016A_CHBORN — Number of children
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13. How many children have you given birth to?

This question is for women only.

Write in number of children born _ _

[] 1. None
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Appendix H. Detailed notes on the household form

[Question 13: How many children have you given birth to?]

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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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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Israel 2008 — source variable IL2008A_CHBORN — Number of live births
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Identifying data and demographic data
[Questions 10-32]

32. How many children have you had? ____

Include all children born alive, even if not living now.
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Part D: Identification Details and Demographic Details

2. Instructions for answering questions :

h. Births
Data on births will allow us to calculate fertility rates and understand fertility differences between different groups in the population. Furthermore, this data will provide a foundation for studying changes in fertility over time.
Only women aged 15, or older, are asked about births.
Question 3.220 - Did you ever give birth to children?
Question 3.220.1 - How many children did you give birth to? Include all children who were born alive, even if they are not alive today.

-Include: live births only, children from previous marriages, and children who are not alive today.
- Do not include: miscarriages and abortions, children born dead.


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Jamaica 1982 — source variable JM1982A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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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Jamaica 2001 — source variable JM2001A_EVERBORN — 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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Kenya 1979 — source variable KE1979A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHEVER — 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_CHHOMEM — 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_CHHOMEF — 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_CHAWAYM — 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_CHAWAYF — 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_CHDEADM — 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_CHDEADF — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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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Mauritius 1990 — source variable MU1990A_CHBORN — Number of children ever born
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In strict confidence
Ministry of Economic Planning and Development
Central Statistical Office

Population Census
Mauritius

Night of 1-2 July 1990

For persons not single in column 12:

15 Number of children ever born

For women not single in column 12, state the number of children ever born (excluding still births).
Count all live born children whether they are now alive or dead, whether they are living with her or not.
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7. Instructions on how to fill in the census form
The Census form has to be filled in completely by the head of the household.
A household is either one person living alone, or a group of persons, who may or may not be related, but who live together and make common provision for food and other essentials for living. The head of household is any adult member, whether male or female, who is acknowledged as head by the other members.

The census form can contain information for up to 10 persons. If there are more than ten persons, continue on a new form which can be obtained from the Census enumerator. Please note that nothing should be written in the shaded boxes [][]: they are reserved for inserting codes.

[Next page]

After completing the form, have it ready so that the enumerator can collect it on Monday 2 July 1990 or soon after. If you are not sure how to complete any of the entries, please ask the enumerator to help you when he or she calls. He or she will also check your answers and ask any questions necessary to complete the form and correct inaccurate entries.

Column 15
Number of children ever born
For every woman who is not sing1e in column 12, write the number of children that were ever born to her. Count all 1ive born children, whether born of the present or previous marriages or free unions, including those who may have died since birth and those who may not be living with her any more. Do not count stillbirths and do not include step-children and adopted children.
lf she has never had a live born child, write 'nil'.


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Mauritius 2000 — source variable MU2000A_CHBORN — Number of children ever born
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[Population census form]

For persons not single in column 12:
[Columns 13 to 15]

15. Number of children ever born _ _

For women not single in column 12, state the number of children ever born (excluding still births). Count all live born children whether they are now alive or dead, whether they are living with her or not.
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7. Instructions on how to fill in the census form

[Columns 13 to 15 are for persons reported as not single in column 12]

Column 15 - Number of children ever born
For every woman who is not sing1e in column 12, write the number of children that were ever born to her.
Count all 1ive born children, whether born of the present or previous marriages or free unions, including those who may have died since birth and those who may not be living with her any more. Do not count stillbirths and do not include step-children, and adopted children.
If she has never had a live born child, write 'Nil'.


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Mauritius 2011 — source variable MU2011A_CHBORN — Number of children ever born
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Individual form

[Questions P14 through P16 were asked of persons who were not single at P13]

P16. Number of children ever born _ _

For women not "single" at P13, write the number of children ever born (excluding still births) _ _
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6. Population census topics and their usefulness

P14, P15 and P16 - Age at first marriage, whether married more than once and number of children ever born
Answers to these questions provide data on marriage and fertility patterns. They are used to calculate measures of fertility, including average number of children born to women and childlessness.

8. How to fill in the Population Census Questionnaire

[P14, P15 and P16 are for persons not reported as single in P13]

P16 - Number of children ever born
[figure omitted]

For every woman, who is not single at P13, write the number of children that were ever born to her.

Count all live born children, whether born of the present or previous marriages or free unions, including those who may have died since birth and those who may not be living with her any more.

Do not count still births and do not include step-children and adopted children. If she has never had a live born child, write "0".


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Mexico 1960 — source variable MX1960A_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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 2005Q1 — source variable MX2005H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
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6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

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Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2005Q2 — source variable MX2005I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
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6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2005Q3 — source variable MX2005J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
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6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2005Q4 — source variable MX2005K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2006Q1 — source variable MX2006H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2006Q2 — source variable MX2006I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2006Q3 — source variable MX2006J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2006Q4 — source variable MX2006K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2007Q1 — source variable MX2007H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2007Q2 — source variable MX2007I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2007Q3 — source variable MX2007J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2007Q4 — source variable MX2007K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2008Q1 — source variable MX2008H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2008Q2 — source variable MX2008I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2008Q3 — source variable MX2008J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2008Q4 — source variable MX2008K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2009Q1 — source variable MX2009H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2009Q2 — source variable MX2009I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2009Q3 — source variable MX2009J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2009Q4 — source variable MX2009K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
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6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2010 — source variable MX2010A_CHBORN — 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 2010Q1 — source variable MX2010H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2010Q2 — source variable MX2010I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2010Q3 — source variable MX2010J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2010Q4 — source variable MX2010K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2011Q1 — source variable MX2011H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2011Q2 — source variable MX2011I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2011Q3 — source variable MX2011J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2011Q4 — source variable MX2011K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2012Q1 — source variable MX2012H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2012Q2 — source variable MX2012I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2012Q3 — source variable MX2012J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2012Q4 — source variable MX2012K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2013Q1 — source variable MX2013H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2013Q2 — source variable MX2013I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2013Q3 — source variable MX2013J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
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6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2013Q4 — source variable MX2013K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2014Q1 — source variable MX2014H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2014Q2 — source variable MX2014I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2014Q3 — source variable MX2014J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2014Q4 — source variable MX2014K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2015 — source variable MX2015A_CHBORN — 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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Mexico 2015Q1 — source variable MX2015H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2015Q2 — source variable MX2015I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2015Q3 — source variable MX2015J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2015Q4 — source variable MX2015K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2016Q1 — source variable MX2016H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2016Q2 — source variable MX2016I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2016Q3 — source variable MX2016J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2016Q4 — source variable MX2016K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2017Q1 — source variable MX2017H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2017Q2 — source variable MX2017I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
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VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2017Q3 — source variable MX2017J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2017Q4 — source variable MX2017K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2018Q1 — source variable MX2018H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2018Q2 — source variable MX2018I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2018Q3 — source variable MX2018J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2018Q4 — source variable MX2018K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2019Q1 — source variable MX2019H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2019Q2 — source variable MX2019I_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2019Q3 — source variable MX2019J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2019Q4 — source variable MX2019K_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2020Q1 — source variable MX2020H_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mexico 2020Q3 — source variable MX2020J_N_HIJ — Children ever born
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
Sociodemographic questionnaire

VII. Sociodemographic characteristics

18. Number of children - In total, how many children who were born alive have you had?

Only for women.

[Children] _ _
00 - None
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
6.5 Section VII. Sociodemographic characteristics
In this section, the sociodemographic information of the members of the household in the selected home is obtained. The type of information collected varies based on the different age groups and sex of the people subject to the study, as shown on the following chart:

[Omitted figure]

The preceding topic can be seen on the back of the sociodemographic questionnaire, that is, in the next image:

[Omitted figure]

[Omitted figure]

Question 18
This question is asked to women 12 years or older to identify the total number of live-born children they have had.

[Omitted figure]

Children born alive. Product of the woman's pregnancy that, upon leaving the mother's womb, presented any signs of life, such as breathing, crying or movement, even if the infant died immediately thereafter.

Instructions:

- How to ask the question. Read this question naturally, especially if you are interviewing an adolescent. If you notice that the informant is surprised or uncomfortable, tell her you are asking this question to all women because sometimes they have children at a very early age.
- Total number of children. Ask for the total number of children born alive to which she has given birth at the time of the interview, even if they no longer reside in the home or have died. If necessary, tell her to exclude counting adopted children and stepchildren.
- How to record the information. Use two digits to enter the information, therefore, if a woman had 1 to 9 children put a zero first to report the number. If the response is that she has not had any children, enter two zeros. If an informant refuses to provide the information or ultimately says she does not know, enter code 99.
- Sequence to follow. Regardless of information entered, continue with question 19.

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Mongolia 1989 — source variable MN1989A_CHBORN — 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_CHHOME — 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_CHAWAY — 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_CHDEAD — 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 _______

Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
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_CHHOME — Children living at home
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
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 ____

Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image

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_CHAWAY — Children living elsewhere in Morocco
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
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 ____

Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image

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_CHFORIGN — Children living in foreign countries
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
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 ____

Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image

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_CHDEAD — Children who died
Questionnaire form view entire document:  text  image
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_CHHOME — Children living in household
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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_CHAWAY — Children living elsewhere
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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_CHDEAD — Children who died
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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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Morocco 2014 — source variable MA2014A_CHSURV — Number of children still alive
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Fertility

For non-single women, specify the number of children born living
[Questions 14 and 15 were asked of non-single women]

14. Regardless of age, throughout lifetime

_ _ Currently living with the household
_ _ Living outside the household
_ _ Deceased

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Morocco 2014 — source variable MA2014A_CHDEAD — Number of children dead
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Fertility

For non-single women, specify the number of children born living
[Questions 14 and 15 were asked of non-single women]

14. Regardless of age, throughout lifetime

_ _ Currently living with the household
_ _ Living outside the household
_ _ Deceased

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Mozambique 1997 — source variable MZ1997A_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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_CHBORNM — 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_CHBORNF — 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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Myanmar 2014 — source variable MM2014A_CHBORNM — Male children born
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Ever married women (aged 15 and above) (25 through 31)
[Question 25 through 31 were only asked of ever married women age 15 and older.]

25. Number of children ever born alive

If no children, write "00".

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Births to Ever Married Women Section (Fertility)

186. The questions on births and children related issues will be asked to ever-married women aged 15 and above. Many women may be reluctant to answer questions about their children. There are various reasons for this, but it is your duty to obtain the answers. It will require firmness, politeness, tact, understanding and, for some questions such as death, sympathy.

187. Only females above 15 years who have ever married should respond to the questions on births. Use Q4 - sex, Q5 - age, and Q6 - marital status, to determine eligible persons for this section. These questions will be used to estimate fertility and childhood mortality levels in Myanmar. The information would also be used to undertake population projections required for future planning purposes.

Question 25: Number of children ever born alive
188. Ask each ever-married woman age 15 years and above "how many children has [the respondent] ever given birth alive?" How many males and females?

189. Live births include even those births where the child lives for only a short time. Twins count as one live birth. But this question records the number of children, so twins will be recorded as two children. Live births do not include stillbirths, that is, children who were born dead and therefore did not show any sign(s) of life at the time of birth. The census is concerned only with children born alive.


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Myanmar 2014 — source variable MM2014A_CHBORNF — Female children born
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Ever married women (aged 15 and above) (25 through 31)
[Question 25 through 31 were only asked of ever married women age 15 and older.]

25. Number of children ever born alive

If no children, write "00".

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Births to Ever Married Women Section (Fertility)

186. The questions on births and children related issues will be asked to ever-married women aged 15 and above. Many women may be reluctant to answer questions about their children. There are various reasons for this, but it is your duty to obtain the answers. It will require firmness, politeness, tact, understanding and, for some questions such as death, sympathy.

187. Only females above 15 years who have ever married should respond to the questions on births. Use Q4 - sex, Q5 - age, and Q6 - marital status, to determine eligible persons for this section. These questions will be used to estimate fertility and childhood mortality levels in Myanmar. The information would also be used to undertake population projections required for future planning purposes.

Question 25: Number of children ever born alive
188. Ask each ever-married woman age 15 years and above "how many children has [the respondent] ever given birth alive?" How many males and females?

189. Live births include even those births where the child lives for only a short time. Twins count as one live birth. But this question records the number of children, so twins will be recorded as two children. Live births do not include stillbirths, that is, children who were born dead and therefore did not show any sign(s) of life at the time of birth. The census is concerned only with children born alive.


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Nepal 2001 — source variable NP2001A_MCHBORN — 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_FCHBORN — 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_CHEVER — 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.

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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_CHBORNM — Number of sons ever born
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[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.

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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_CHBORNF — 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.

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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_CHBORN — 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


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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_CHBORN — 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_CHBORN — 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_OWNCHM — 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_OWNCHF — 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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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_OWNCHLEM — 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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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

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_OWNCHLEF — 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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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

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_OWNCHDM — 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_OWNCHDF — 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_NMCHHH — 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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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 2007 — source variable