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Argentina 1970 Dominican Republic 2002 Lesotho 1996 Philippines 1990
Argentina 1980 Dominican Republic 2010 Lesotho 2006 Philippines 2010
Argentina 1991 Ecuador 1974 Liberia 1974 Rwanda 1991
Armenia 2001 Ecuador 1982 Liberia 2008 Rwanda 2002
Armenia 2011 Ecuador 1990 Malawi 1987 Rwanda 2012
Belarus 1999 Ecuador 2001 Malawi 1998 Senegal 2002
Benin 1992 Ecuador 2010 Malawi 2008 Senegal 2013
Benin 2002 El Salvador 1992 Malaysia 1970 Sierra Leone 2004
Benin 2013 El Salvador 2007 Malaysia 1980 South Africa 1996
Bolivia 1976 Ethiopia 1984 Mali 1987 South Africa 2001
Bolivia 1992 Ethiopia 1994 Mali 1998 South Africa 2007
Bolivia 2001 Ethiopia 2007 Mali 2009 South Africa 2016
Bolivia 2012 Fiji 1966 Mexico 1990 South Sudan 2008
Botswana 1981 Fiji 1976 Mexico 2000 Sudan 2008
Botswana 1991 Fiji 2007 Mexico 2005 Suriname 2004
Botswana 2001 Ghana 2000 Mexico 2010 Suriname 2012
Botswana 2011 Ghana 2010 Mexico 2015 Tanzania 1988
Brazil 1960 Greece 1991 Mongolia 1989 Tanzania 2002
Brazil 1970 Guatemala 1973 Morocco 1982 Tanzania 2012
Brazil 1980 Guatemala 1981 Morocco 1994 Thailand 1970
Brazil 1991 Guatemala 1994 Morocco 2004 Thailand 1980
Brazil 2000 Guatemala 2002 Morocco 2014 Thailand 1990
Brazil 2010 Guinea 1996 Mozambique 1997 Thailand 2000
Burkina Faso 1985 Guinea 2014 Mozambique 2007 Togo 1960
Burkina Faso 1996 Haiti 1982 Myanmar 2014 Togo 2010
Burkina Faso 2006 Haiti 2003 Nepal 2001 Trinidad and Tobago 2011
Cambodia 1998 Honduras 1974 Nepal 2011 Turkey 1985
Cambodia 2004 Honduras 1988 Nicaragua 1971 Turkey 1990
Cambodia 2008 Honduras 2001 Nicaragua 1995 Turkey 2000
Cambodia 2013 Indonesia 1971 Nicaragua 2005 Uganda 1991
Cameroon 2005 Indonesia 1976 Nigeria 2006 Uganda 2002
Chile 1970 Indonesia 1980 Nigeria 2007 Uganda 2014
Chile 1982 Indonesia 1990 Pakistan 1973 Uruguay 1975
Chile 1992 Indonesia 1995 Palestine 1997 Uruguay 1985
Chile 2002 Indonesia 2000 Palestine 2007 Uruguay 1996
China 1982 Indonesia 2010 Palestine 2017 Uruguay 2011
China 1990 Iran 2006 Panama 1980 Venezuela 1990
China 2000 Iran 2011 Panama 1990 Venezuela 2001
Colombia 1973 Iraq 1997 Panama 2000 Vietnam 1989
Colombia 1985 Jamaica 1982 Panama 2010 Vietnam 1999
Colombia 1993 Jamaica 2001 Papua New Guinea 1980 Vietnam 2009
Colombia 2005 Kenya 1969 Papua New Guinea 2000 Zambia 1990
Costa Rica 1973 Kenya 1979 Paraguay 1972 Zambia 2000
Costa Rica 1984 Kenya 1989 Paraguay 1982 Zambia 2010
Costa Rica 2000 Kenya 1999 Paraguay 1992 Zimbabwe 2012
Costa Rica 2011 Kyrgyz Republic 1999 Paraguay 2002
Dominican Republic 1970 Kyrgyz Republic 2009 Peru 1993
Dominican Republic 1981 Laos 2005 Peru 2007
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Argentina 1970 — source variable AR1970A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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_CHSURV — Children born alive currently living
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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. b) How many are currently living?


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Argentina 1991 — source variable AR1991A_CHLIV — Children currently living
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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.]


27. How many are currently alive?

[Question 27 was asked of women age 14+ who ever had children born alive, per question 26.]

[] None
[] 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)


27. How many are currently alive?

We should include all children who are born alive of all unions, legal or de facto, and also of those had outside of union if she had them, and they live with the woman of not at the moment of the Census.


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Armenia 2001 — source variable AM2001A_CHSURV — Number of children still alive
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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 23

How many of them are alive?

The number of the children who are alive is written in the column corresponding to the question 23d out of the total number of children the women bore.

If at the time of the census, none of her children are alive then 0 is written.


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Armenia 2011 — source variable AM2011A_CHLIVE — Children surviving
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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 25B

How many of them are alive?

From the total number of the children, born by the women the number of the alive children is written in the column corresponding to the question 25B.
If at the time of the census none of her children are alive then 0 is written.
If "0" is written in the column 25A, then "0" should be written in column 25B without any additional questioning.


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Belarus 1999 — source variable BY1999A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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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Benin 1992 — source variable BJ1992A_CHSURVM — Male children still living
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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.]

Living children [columns 24-25]

Report the number declared by gender, in the grid. If not applicable, mark down 88 in the grid.
(24) _ _ Male
(25) _ _ 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 (24) and (25): Total number of currently alive children
The census agent shall ask the question: "How many of your children are still alive?" He shall report the number in column (24) for males and in column (25) for females.


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Benin 1992 — source variable BJ1992A_CHSURVF — Female children still living
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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.]

Living children [columns 24-25]

Report the number declared by gender, in the grid. If not applicable, mark down 88 in the grid.
(24) _ _ Male
(25) _ _ 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 (24) and (25): Total number of currently alive children
The census agent shall ask the question: "How many of your children are still alive?" He shall report the number in column (24) for males and in column (25) for females.


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Benin 2002 — source variable BJ2002A_CHSURV — Surviving children
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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]

(25) Living children

How many living children do you currently have? 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 (25): Total number of currently living children
The census agent shall ask the question: "Of these births, how many boys are still alive? And how many girls are still alive?" Report the total number of living boys in the grid marked with "M" for male and the number of living girls in the grid marked with "F" for female.
Example: For a resident female of 10 or more years of age who gave birth to 2 boys and 4 girls, write down the following in the boxes.
M= 0 2
F = 0 4


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Benin 2013 — source variable BJ2013A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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27. Alive children - How many alive children does [the person] currently have?
Write down the declared number according to gender in the appropriate boxes

_ _ M
_ _ F
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27. Living children

Q: "Of all these children, how many boys are still alive and how many girls are still alive?"
Write down the declared numbers in the boxes reserved to that effect.


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Bolivia 1976 — source variable BO1976A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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D. Fertility Information


Only for women 12 years of age and older

16.


b) Of these, how many are currently alive?

____ 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.


b) Of those, how many are currently alive?

In this question you will write down the number of live children that the woman has, including those who do not live in the household.


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Bolivia 1992 — source variable BO1992A_CHLIVE — Children currently alive
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Only for women who have had daughters or sons who were born alive

[Applies to questions 21-23.]


21. Of these, how many are currently alive?

____ Total daughters and sons who are currently 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 21. Of them, how many are currently alive?

In this question the number of living children that the woman has at the time of the census will be recorded, including those that don't live in the home. The answer should be written clearly in the corresponding boxes. If the person being enumerated doesn't know with certainty if all of her children are alive (for whatever reason), clarify this in observations.


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Bolivia 2001 — source variable BO2001A_CHSURV — Children currently 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.]


51. Of your children that were born alive, how many are still alive?

_____ Number

If the answer is "none", write 0.

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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 51. Of your children born alive, how many are presently alive?

The number of children alive at the time of the census is recorded, including those who do not live in the household. The instructions from question 50 apply.


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Bolivia 2012 — source variable BO2012A_CHSURV — Children still alive
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F5. Only for women at least 15 years old

47. Of the live births, how many of your children are now alive?

Number _ _
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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.

47. Number of surviving children
Of the female interviewee's live births, note down in the appropriate boxes the total number alive at the time of the census. If the answer is none, put 0.


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Botswana 1981 — source variable BW1981A_CHHOME — Number of children living with mother in this household
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(Fertility-females, 12 years and over),
[Questions 16 through 19 were asked of all present residents female aged 12+]

17. How many children are living in this household?

_________
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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 [P17] write the number of children born to the woman who are now living at home with her. This number should normally agree with the number of children enumerated on the same questionnaire and shown to be the woman's sons and daughters in column P3.

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Botswana 1981 — source variable BW1981A_CHAWAY — Number of children living elsewhere
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(Fertility-females, 12 years and over),
[Questions 16 through 19 were asked of all present residents female aged 12+]

18. How many children are living elsewhere?

_________
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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 [P18] write the number of children born to the woman who are now living somewhere else. This should include all those sons and daughters who have grown up, married and are now living elsewhere.

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Botswana 1991 — source variable BW1991A_CHLDLVMOT — Number of children living with the mother
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Section A

(Fertility--females, 12 years and over)

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

____

17. How many of these children are living with the mother?

____
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Column A17: Children Living with Mother

How many of these children are living with the mother?

In column A17 enter the number of children born to the woman who live with her at her usual place of residence. For visiting mothers, this means those children who live with her in her own household and not at the household where she is now being enumerated.

In the sample questionnaire in paragraph 116, only one of Anne's children (Mimi) is living with her. Although Anthony was there on the census night, he normally stays at boarding school and should not be recorded as living with Anne. Therefore, 01 appears in column A17. None of Thembe's children lives with her in her own household in South Africa, so a code of 00 is entered for her. Dashes are entered in this column for everyone else.


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Botswana 1991 — source variable BW1991A_CHLDLVELS — Number of children living elsewhere
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Section A

(Fertility--females, 12 years and over)

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

____

18. How many of these children are living elsewhere?

____
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Column A18: Children Living Elsewhere

How many of these children are living elsewhere?

In column A18 enter the number of children born to the woman who are not living with her at her usual place of residence.

In the sample questionnaire in paragraph 116, Anthony usually lives away at boarding school, and Anne also has a daughter who is living in South Africa. Therefore, two of her children are living away from her, and code 02 is entered in column A18. Thembe's only surviving child is married and lives in Swaziland, so 01 appears in column A18 for Thembe. Dashes are entered in this column for everyone else.


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Botswana 2001 — source variable BW2001A_HOMECHM — Number of male children living with mother
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Fertility and child survival -- females

A28. How many are living with the mother?

_ _ 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.

118. Column A28: Children living with mother

Q: How many are living with the mother?

In column A28 enter the number of children born to the woman who live with her at her usual place of residence. These children should be recorded by their sex such that they satisfy the sum condition in 117. For visiting mothers, this means those children who live with her at her own household or at her usual residence and not at the household where she spent the last night.

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_HOMECHF — Number of female children living with mother
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Fertility and child survival -- females

A28. How many are living with the mother?

_ _ 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.

118. Column A28: Children living with mother

Q: How many are living with the mother?

In column A28 enter the number of children born to the woman who live with her at her usual place of residence. These children should be recorded by their sex such that they satisfy the sum condition in 117. For visiting mothers, this means those children who live with her at her own household or at her usual residence and not at the household where she spent the last night.

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_CHMOM — Children living with mother
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A. Person Information

Fertility and child survival

26. How many are living with mother?

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.

156. Column A27: Children living with mother
Q. How many are living with the mother?
In column A27 enter the number of children born to the woman who live with her at her usual place of residence. These children should be recorded with respect to their sex such that they satisfy the sum condition as explained in paragraph 144. For visiting mothers, this means those children who live with her at her own household or at her usual residence and not at the household where she spent the last night.


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Botswana 2011 — source variable BW2011A_CHAWAY — Children living elsewhere
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A. Person Information

Fertility and child survival

27. How many are living elsewhere?

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.

157. Column A28: Children living elsewhere
Q. How many are living elsewhere?
In column A28 enter the number of children born to the woman who are not living with her at her usual place of residence. These children should be recorded with respect to their sex such that males and females living with mother, male and female children living elsewhere, and male and female children who have died together should be equals to total number of male and female children ever born to a woman.


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Brazil 1960 — source variable BR1960A_CHSURV — Children alive
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Only for people 10 years and older
[Applies to questions O - U]


S. Of the children you have, how many do you think are alive on the date of the census?

____ children
00 none

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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 S - How many of the children the person has had are living on the date of the Census?

The answer should include all the living children of each respondent (whether a man or a woman), even if from more than one union. Therefore, all legitimate and illegitimate living children should be enumerated, not only those living in the household but also those who no longer live there on the date of the Census.
For those who have not had children or who do not have any living children, the box entitled None should be marked with an X.


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Brazil 1970 — source variable BR1970A_CHSURV — Living children
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Only for women 15 years and older
[Applies to questions 29 - 32]


32. Of all the children had, how many are thought to be still alive?

____ Children
[] 00 none

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Question 32 - Of children had, how many are still alive?

[Only for women age 15 or older]

Record:

a) None when such is the case;
b) All living children, including illegitimate, even those who, on the date of the Census, are not living in the household. If the number of children is less than 10, complete with a zero to the left.


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Brazil 1980 — source variable BR1980A_MENSURV — Male children living
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The following questions are only for women 15 years and older
[Applies to questions 50 - 57]


54./55. Children alive on date of census

[8] 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 54/55 - Living children on the date of the Census

Record, according to sex, the number of children still alive on the date of the Census, even those who are not residents of the household.
When entering the information, observe the instructions provided in the preceding question.


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Brazil 1980 — source variable BR1980A_WOMSURV — Female children living
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The following questions are only for women 15 years and older
[Applies to questions 50 - 57]


54./55. Children alive on date of census

[8] 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 54/55 - Living children on the date of the Census

Record, according to sex, the number of children still alive on the date of the Census, even those who are not residents of the household.
When entering the information, observe the instructions provided in the preceding question.


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Brazil 1991 — source variable BR1991A_CHSURV — Total number of living children
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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
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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_CHSURV — Total number of children still 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]


4.63 Of the children you had, how many were still alive on July 31, 2000?

_ _ 2 male
_ _ 4 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 4.63 - How many of your children were alive on July 31, 2000?

Record, according to sex, the number of children had who were alive on July 31, 2000.

If the living children 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 alive on July 31, 2000.


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Brazil 2010 — source variable BR2010A_CHSURV — Total children still alive on 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]


6.64 Among the live births, how many were alive on July 31, 2010?

[] 1 Alive children on July 31, 2010

6.641 _ _ male (go to 6.65)
6.642 _ _ female (go to 6.65)

[] 2 Not known (male and female) alive on July 31, 2010

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Fertility

For female residents 10 years of age or older


6.64 – How many of your sons and daughters were alive in July 31, 2010?

1 - Children alive in 07/31/2010

___ Men
___ Women

2 – Do not know the number of children (men and women) alive in 07/31/2010

[page 287]

Pay attention to the instruction below!
  • If a person had children alive before July 31, 2010, record 1 - Children alive on 07/31/2010
  • Register by gender, the number of children who were alive on July 31, 2010.
  • When children who are alive are of the same sex, record 0 (zero) in the corresponding field of the opposite sex.
  • When the respondent has no children (alive) before July 31, 2010, record 0 (zero) in both fields.
  • When the person does not know how many children were alive before 31 July 2010, record 2 - Do not know the number of men and women alive on 07/31/2010.


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Burkina Faso 1985 — source variable BF1985A_CHSURV — Number of children still 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.]


18. Total number of children still alive ____

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


Column eighteen - children still living:

For these same women, you should record the total number of children still living at the time of the interview.

Example: For a woman who gave birth to 6 children who were living at the time of birth but of which only 5 are still living at the time of the interview, record 6 in column 17 and 5 in column 18.


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Burkina Faso 1996 — source variable BF1996A_SURVFEM — Surviving female children
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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


P25. Living children: Of those births listed above, how many of the children are still alive?

Write the given number, divided by sex.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female


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Burkina Faso 1996 — source variable BF1996A_SURVMAL — Surviving male children
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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


P25. Living children: Of those births listed above, how many of the children are still alive?

Write the given number, divided by sex.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female


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Burkina Faso 2006 — source variable BF2006A_CHSURVM — Surviving male children
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Survival of children
[Question P.26-P.28 were asked of female residents age 10 years or older]


P27. Living children:

Of those births listed above, how many of the children are still alive?

Write the given number, divided by sex.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female


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Burkina Faso 2006 — source variable BF2006A_CHSURVF — Surviving female children
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Survival of children
[Question P.26-P.28 were asked of female residents age 10 years or older]


P27. Living children:

Of those births listed above, how many of the children are still alive?

Write the given number, divided by sex.

_ _ Male
_ _ Female


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Cambodia 1998 — source variable KH1998A_CHSURVM — Children living, 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))


113. Record in the space provided, the number of the woman's own children by sex who are alive. Some of them may be in the same household and others may live elsewhere. You have to record all of them. Remember to include in this category any of the woman's own children who normally live in this household but who are absent at the time of the interview. In some cases when the children are away from their mother, she may not know whether they are living or not. In those cases write "not known" under columns 4(c) and 4(d).

Columns 4: (e) and (f): How many of them have died? (separately for male children dead in Column (e) and female children dead in Column (f)

114. Record in the space provided the number of the woman's own children by sex who are dead. Note that some women may not easily remember the number of their children who have died. Therefore, you should help the respondent to find the correct number by counting your fingers as she mentions the names of the children dead. This is a sensitive question and you must ascertain the answer without wounding the feelings of the respondent.

Note: Make sure that no child is counted more than once or omitted. Please remember that the number of children born alive to a woman should be equal to the total of number of children living and number of children dead.

Column 4 (a) = Column 4 (c) + Column 4 (e) and
Column 4 (b) = Column 4 (d) + Column 4 (f).
Column 5: Particulars of Births in the last 12 months


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Cambodia 1998 — source variable KH1998A_CHSURVF — Children living, 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))


113. Record in the space provided, the number of the woman's own children by sex who are alive. Some of them may be in the same household and others may live elsewhere. You have to record all of them. Remember to include in this category any of the woman's own children who normally live in this household but who are absent at the time of the interview. In some cases when the children are away from their mother, she may not know whether they are living or not. In those cases write "not known" under columns 4(c) and 4(d).

Columns 4: (e) and (f): How many of them have died? (separately for male children dead in Column (e) and female children dead in Column (f)

114. Record in the space provided the number of the woman's own children by sex who are dead. Note that some women may not easily remember the number of their children who have died. Therefore, you should help the respondent to find the correct number by counting your fingers as she mentions the names of the children dead. This is a sensitive question and you must ascertain the answer without wounding the feelings of the respondent.

Note: Make sure that no child is counted more than once or omitted. Please remember that the number of children born alive to a woman should be equal to the total of number of children living and number of children dead.

Column 4 (a) = Column 4 (c) + Column 4 (e) and
Column 4 (b) = Column 4 (d) + Column 4 (f).
Column 5: Particulars of Births in the last 12 months


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Cambodia 2004 — source variable KH2004A_CHSURVM — Children surviving 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)

[5] How many of them are living?

_ _ 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.

88. Columns 5: (c) and (d): How many of them are living? (Separately for male children living in Columns (c) and female children living in Column (d))
Record in the space provided, the number of the woman's own children by sex who are alive. Some of them may be in the same household and others may live elsewhere. You have to record all of them. Remember to include in this category any of the woman's own children who normally live in this household but who are absent at the time of the interview. In some cases when the children are away from their mother, she may not know whether they are living or not. In those cases write "not known" under column 5 (c) and (d).


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Cambodia 2004 — source variable KH2004A_CHSURVF — Children surviving 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)

[5] How many of them are living?

_ _ 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.

88. Columns 5: (c) and (d): How many of them are living? (Separately for male children living in Columns (c) and female children living in Column (d))
Record in the space provided, the number of the woman's own children by sex who are alive. Some of them may be in the same household and others may live elsewhere. You have to record all of them. Remember to include in this category any of the woman's own children who normally live in this household but who are absent at the time of the interview. In some cases when the children are away from their mother, she may not know whether they are living or not. In those cases write "not known" under column 5 (c) and (d).


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Cambodia 2008 — source variable KH2008A_CHSURVM — Children surviving, 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)


5. How many of them are living?

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.


Column 5 (a) and (b): How many of them are living? (separately for male children living in Column (a) and female children living in Column (b))

117. Record in the space provided, the number of the woman's own children by sex who are alive. Some of them may be in the same household and others may live elsewhere. You have to record all of them. Remember to include in this category any of the woman's own children who normally live in this household but who are absent at the time of the interview. In some rare cases when the children are away from their mother, she may not know whether all or some of them are living or not. In those cases write the number of children known to be living under Column 5 (a) for male and under Column 5 (b) for female. Put an asterisk on that number. In the space provided below the 10th line put the asterisk again and write against it as follows: Note: It is not known whether…. (Write the number) of male and …. (Write the number) of female children are living or not.


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Cambodia 2008 — source variable KH2008A_CHSURVF — Children surviving, 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)


5. How many of them are living?

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.


Column 5 (a) and (b): How many of them are living? (separately for male children living in Column (a) and female children living in Column (b))

117. Record in the space provided, the number of the woman's own children by sex who are alive. Some of them may be in the same household and others may live elsewhere. You have to record all of them. Remember to include in this category any of the woman's own children who normally live in this household but who are absent at the time of the interview. In some rare cases when the children are away from their mother, she may not know whether all or some of them are living or not. In those cases write the number of children known to be living under Column 5 (a) for male and under Column 5 (b) for female. Put an asterisk on that number. In the space provided below the 10th line put the asterisk again and write against it as follows: Note: It is not known whether…. (Write the number) of male and …. (Write the number) of female children are living or not.


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Cambodia 2013 — source variable KH2013A_CHSURVM — Male children surviving
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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)

6. How many of them are living?

_ _ 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 column 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 information should be collected in this part for all women ages 15 and over 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.

82.1 you have already listed the names of usual members present and visitors present in the household on survey night in column 2 of part 2. You have also collected information about the persons in column 3 to 25 of part 2. Now you have to first identify from columns 2, 4 and 5 of part 2, all female 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 7 of Form B Part 3 of the questionnaire.

Following are the instructions for filling-in columns 1 to 7 of Form B part 3 of the questionnaire

89. Columns 6: (a) and (b): how many of them are living? (separately for male children living in column (a) and female children living in column (b)

Record in the space provided, the number of the woman's own children by sex who are alive. Some of them may be in the same household and others may live elsewhere. You have to record all of them. Remember to include in this category any of the woman's own children who normally live in this household but who are absent at the time of the interview. In some cases when the children are away from their mother, she may not know whether they are living or not. In those cases write "not known" under column 6 (a) and (b).


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Cambodia 2013 — source variable KH2013A_CHSURVF — Female children surviving
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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)

6. How many of them are living?

_ _ 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 column 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 information should be collected in this part for all women ages 15 and over 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.

82.1 you have already listed the names of usual members present and visitors present in the household on survey night in column 2 of part 2. You have also collected information about the persons in column 3 to 25 of part 2. Now you have to first identify from columns 2, 4 and 5 of part 2, all female 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 7 of Form B Part 3 of the questionnaire.

Following are the instructions for filling-in columns 1 to 7 of Form B part 3 of the questionnaire

89. Columns 6: (a) and (b): how many of them are living? (separately for male children living in column (a) and female children living in column (b)

Record in the space provided, the number of the woman's own children by sex who are alive. Some of them may be in the same household and others may live elsewhere. You have to record all of them. Remember to include in this category any of the woman's own children who normally live in this household but who are absent at the time of the interview. In some cases when the children are away from their mother, she may not know whether they are living or not. In those cases write "not known" under column 6 (a) and (b).


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Cameroon 2005 — source variable CM2005A_CHSURV — Children still living
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Females 12 and above
[Questions 34-36 were asked of females age 12 and older.]


35. How many are still living?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

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35. Survival of children or number of children still alive, by sex.
Q. "Of all these children, how many boys are still live? And how many girls are still alive?"
-Mark the number given in the reserved space.


N.B: The part of the Standard Household Questionnaire (QMO) "Live births in the last 12 months" becomes "Women age 12 or older".
The last 12 months are counted starting with the reference night, meaning beginning on the night before your visit to the household.

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Chile 1970 — source variable CL1970A_CHSURV2 — Children surviving, top-coded
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D) How many are alive?
____

E) How many have died of those born alive?
____
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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_CHSURV — Children surviving
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For all women 15 years of age and older


16. Of these, how many are still living?

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

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16. Of these, how many are currently alive?

Fill in the oval corresponding to the number of children currently alive reported to you.

[The above directions refer to a picture of question 16 in this section of the enumeration form.]

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Chile 1992 — source variable CL1992A_CHSURV — Children alive
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For all women 14 years of age and older [applies to questions 17 to 19]


18. Of those, how many are currently alive?

[] 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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18. Of these, how many are currently alive?

Fill in the circle corresponding to the number of children currently alive reported to you.

You should fill in the circle for 0 if the woman reports that, of the children born alive that she had, none is currently alive.

[The above directions refer to a picture of question 18 in this section of the enumeration form.]

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Chile 2002 — source variable CL2002A_CHSURV — Children currently alive
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Only for women 15 years of age and older


35. How many are alive now?

[] None

____ Number

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Question 35

[A graphic of question 35 on the census form is provided.]

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China 1982 — source variable CN1982A_CHSURV — Number of children now living
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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_CHSURVM — Number of male children surviving
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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_CHSURVF — Number of female children surviving
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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_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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_CHSURV — Children still alive
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D. Fertility characteristics (only for females fifteen years old or more)
[Applies to questions 20 -22]


21. How many of your children are still alive?

[] 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. 21 Number of children currently alive

[Below the text is a form.]

Mark "x" in the box "none" when the woman says that she has no children currently alive.

Write down the number of children currently alive in the corresponding box.

When she does not say or know the number of children currently alive, leave the space blank. These cases are presented as an exception.

Children currently alive: Are those who on the day of the Census, were found with life, they live or not with their parents either in another part of the country or abroad.


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Colombia 1985 — source variable CO1985A_CHSURV — Number of children living
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E. For women fifteen years old or older.
[Applies to questions 46 - 50]


47. How many of your children are still alive?

[] 00 None (continue with number 50)
Number of live births (continue with number 48) _ _
[] 98 Does not know (continue with number 48)

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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. 47 Children currently alive

[Below the text is a form.]

[p. 50]

Take into account the following:

Children currently alive are those that on the date of the interview are found with life, even if they do not live with the mother.

Mark "x" in box 00 (none) when on the date of the interview none of her children are found with life. Go to question 50.

Write in the box "number of children alive" the total number of children alive that the woman has at the moment of the interview.

Mark "x" in box 98 (does not know), when a woman or the interviewed person does not know the total number of children alive at the moment of the census.


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Colombia 1993 — source variable CO1993A_CHSURVM — Sons currently alive
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F 4. Ask these questions of all women who are twelve years old or more.


41. Of the children you had, how many are still alive?

_ _ Number of male children
_ _ Number of female children
00 None (continue with the next person)

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


41. Of [the respondent]'s sons and daughters, how many are currently alive?

This question refers to the number of sons and daughters, declared in the previous question, who on the date of the census were alive, it does not matter whether they reside in the household or not.

[Below the text is a form.]

Write the number of male and female children in the corresponding boxes.

If in the previous question you did not get a response, leave it blank or write "99" and when asking this question you attain any concrete or contradictory number, ask the previous question again (Question 40) and make the correction.

If only one of the boxes has information about children currently alive, write "00" in the other.

If they respond to you that "none" or "all are dead" mark with "x" option "00"and leave blank boxes "No. of male children" and "No. of female children". Go to question 43 and do not ask question 42.

If a woman or the interviewed person do not know how many children are alive or dead, write "99" in the boxes "No. of male children" and "No. of female children".


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Colombia 1993 — source variable CO1993A_CHSURVF — Daughters currently alive
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F 4. Ask these questions of all women who are twelve years old or more.


41. Of the children you had, how many are still alive?

_ _ Number of male children
_ _ Number of female children
00 None (continue with the next person)

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


41. Of [the respondent]'s sons and daughters, how many are currently alive?

This question refers to the number of sons and daughters, declared in the previous question, who on the date of the census were alive, it does not matter whether they reside in the household or not.

[Below the text is a form.]

Write the number of male and female children in the corresponding boxes.

If in the previous question you did not get a response, leave it blank or write "99" and when asking this question you attain any concrete or contradictory number, ask the previous question again (Question 40) and make the correction.

If only one of the boxes has information about children currently alive, write "00" in the other.

If they respond to you that "none" or "all are dead" mark with "x" option "00"and leave blank boxes "No. of male children" and "No. of female children". Go to question 43 and do not ask question 42.

If a woman or the interviewed person do not know how many children are alive or dead, write "99" in the boxes "No. of male children" and "No. of female children".


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Colombia 2005 — source variable CO2005A_CHSURV — Number of children currently 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+.]


56. Of the sons and daughters of [the respondent] that were born alive, how many are currently living? (basic)

How many? _ _
How many males? _ _
How many females? _ _
[] Does not know

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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_CHSURV — Children surviving at the census time
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Only for women 15 years of age and older:
[Applies to questions 5 - 6]


6. How many children currently alive do you have?

[] 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:


13.- Question No. 6.- Children alive

This question should be asked to all women 15 years old or older who have had children born alive, in the contrary case, mark the circle "None".

It should be asked: How many children are currently living?

One should proceed according to the following definition:

Children alive: are those who on the date of the Census May 14, 1973, are found to be with life, independent of whether they live with their parents or not or that they reside in another geographic place in the country or abroad.

When the number of children alive is assured, make the annotation in the corresponding space. When the woman does not know the number of children alive write down "Not Known".

In the case of women 14 years old or older 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_CHSURV — Children surviving
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Only for women 15 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 17 - 18]


18. Children currently 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 18: Children currently alive

After having written down the total amount of children born alive, you will ask: Of the children that you told me were born alive, how many of them are currently alive?

[p. 58]

[At the top of the page is a form.]

Before making the annotation, keep in mind that:

a. They are children that are currently alive, from the total the was declared in the first question.
b. Do not forget to include children born alive but do not reside with the mother (because they work in another place, because they are married or because they live outside of the country).


Once you are sure of the exact number of children that the enumerated person has at the census moment, you should write down the information in the corresponding boxes. If none are alive on the date of the census, then simply mark with an X the circle corresponding to "None".

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Costa Rica 2000 — source variable CR2000A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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For women 12 years of age or older [Applies to questions 19 - 20]

20. Of these, how many are currently alive?

[] 00 None
_ _ Total
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Fourth Block:

For women 12 years old or older


Question 20: Children Currently Alive

This question along with the previous has the purpose of obtaining estimations of mortality in childhood.

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

Because of this, after having written down the total number of daughters and sons born alive, the total number of them who are currently alive is investigated.

Write down the response in the space corresponding to the total number, if it is less than 10, always add a zero to the left.

If none of the children survive, mark the circle "None".

Before making the annotation remember that:

a. They are the daughters and sons currently alive, from the total number of children declared in question 19.


[p. 75]

b. All children alive at the census moment are taken into account, independently if they live in the same home as the mother, for reasons of work, study, marital state or because they live outside of the country.


[Below the text is a picture of mother and children.]

[Below the picture is a form.]

c. The total number of children currently alive never will be larger than the total number of children born alive. If this condition is not satisfied, request from the woman any clarification that would be necessary.


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Costa Rica 2011 — source variable CR2011A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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Only for women 12 years or older
[Questions 30 and 31 were only asked of women aged 12 and older]

31. Of these, how many are currently alive?

[] 00 None
_ _ Total
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Questions 30 and 31 are asked only of women 12 years of age and older.

Question 31: Sons and daughters currently living

31. Of these, how many are currently alive?

[] 00 None
_ _ Total

The "sons and daughters currently living" are those that are alive at the moment of the census, independently of whether or not they live in the same household as the mother, for reasons of work, study, marital status, or because they live outside of the country.

[p. 171]

Note the response in the space that corresponds to "total." If none of the children are still living, mark the response that corresponds to the option "none."

The total number of children currently alive can never be greater that the total number of children born live. If this condition is not meet, request the informer makes any clarifications necessary.


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Dominican Republic 1970 — source variable DO1970A_CHLIV — Children surviving
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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 1981 — source variable DO1981A_CHDEADM — Male children deceased
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For women 12 years of age and older [Applies to questions 66-72.]

D. Fertility Characteristics

72. How many have died?

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

Question 72: How many [children] have passed away?

The number of males and females and the total number of children born alive who have passed away up to the census day is recorded. The circles are filled in.


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Dominican Republic 1981 — source variable DO1981A_CHDEADF — Female children deceased
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For women 12 years of age and older [Applies to questions 66-72.]

D. Fertility Characteristics

72. How many have died?

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

Question 72: How many [children] have passed away?

The number of males and females and the total number of children born alive who have passed away up to the census day is recorded. The circles are filled in.


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Dominican Republic 2002 — source variable DO2002A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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

65. Of these sons and daughters, how many are currently living? If none fill the oval box.

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

Question 65: Of all the children, how many are currently living?

Record separately the number of male and female children alive the day of the census.
If the woman answers "none", continue with the next question.
If the woman answers that all of her children are male record the number in the box for male children. In the opposite way if all children are female, record the number in the box for female children.


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Dominican Republic 2010 — source variable DO2010A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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For women age 15 and older (check from questions 27 and 29)

57. Of all the children, how many are currently living?

If none fill in the bubble "none".

_ _ Female children
_ _ Male children

[] None
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Question 57. Of all the children, how many are currently living?
In the two first boxes of (Female Children) record the number of female children currently alive. Similarly, in the other boxes of (Male Children) record the number of male children currently alive. If the woman does not have any children then record "None".

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Ecuador 1974 — source variable EC1974A_CHSURV — Children currently alive
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D. Fertility characteristics


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


[For women 15+ who ever had a child born alive.]


17. How many children are currently alive?

[] 00 None
____ Number
[] 99 Unknown


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Ecuador 1982 — source variable EC1982A_CHSURV — Children currently living
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Only for women 15 years of age and older


18. Of these children, how many are currently alive?

[] 00 None

____ 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 18. How many of those children are currently alive?

In this question you will record the number of live children that the informant currently has, including those who don't live in the household.


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Ecuador 1990 — source variable EC1990A_CHILDLIV — Children currently alive
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Only for women 15 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 19-22.]


20. How many are currently alive?

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

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Question 20. How many of these children that were born alive are still living?

Of the total number of children born alive registered in the previous question, find out how many are currently alive?

Mark the box 0 when the answer is "none". Otherwise, in the corresponding space write the number of children who are currently alive. you should also consider those children who are not living with the mother.

How many are currently alive?

[ ] 00 None
_____ Number
[ ] 99 Don't know


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Ecuador 2001 — source variable EC2001A_CHSURV — Children still alive
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Only for female heads of household:


25. How many of these children that were born alive are still living?

[ ] 98 None

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 25.- How many of the sons and daughters born alive are currently alive?

[There is a picture of question 25 from this section of the enumeration form.]

From the total number of sons and daughters born alive recorded in the previous question, find out how many of those sons and daughters are currently alive.

Mark box 00 when the answer is none. Otherwise, record the number of sons and daughters who are currently alive in the appropriate boxes. You should take into account also those sons and daughters who are not living with the mother.

Keep in mind that the number of sons and daughters who are currently alive can never be greater than the number of sons and daughters recorded in question 24.

[There is a drawing of a mother holding a child and the number 01 recorded.]


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Ecuador 2010 — source variable EC2010A_CHSURV — Number of children surviving
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Women twelve years old and older
[Questions 36-40 were asked of women 12 years and older.]


37. How many are currently alive?

[Questions 37 was asked of females 12 years and older who had had at least one child born alive.]

Total children alive _ _
[] 99 Does not know

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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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El Salvador 2007 — source variable SV2007A_CHDEAD — Number of children that have died
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[Questions 25-30 are for females age 12 or older]


28. How many of the live-born children have died? /_/_/

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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 28: How many of the live-born children have died?

The answer to this question must be less than or equal to the number declared in question 23, i.e., the number of children who have died may be equal to or less than the total number of live-born 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_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 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 1994 — source variable ET1994A_FEMHOME — Female children ever born living at home
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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

34. What is the number of children living at home?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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
pg 81
(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 34: What is the number of children living at home (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 recorded separately by sex on the spaces provided. Under this question children who are included are:
Pg 82

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 "0" will be written in the space provided.


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Ethiopia 1994 — source variable ET1994A_FEMAWAY — Female children ever born living elsewhere
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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

35. What is the number of children living elsewhere?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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
pg 81
(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 35: What is the number of children 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 in 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 1994 — source variable ET1994A_FEMDEAD — Female children dead
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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

36. What is the number of children dead?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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
pg 81
(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 36: What is the number of children dead? (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 "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 1994 — source variable ET1994A_MALEHOME — Male children ever born living at home
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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

34. What is the number of children living at home?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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
pg 81
(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 34: What is the number of children living at home (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 recorded separately by sex on the spaces provided. Under this question children who are included are:
Pg 82

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 "0" will be written in the space provided.


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Ethiopia 1994 — source variable ET1994A_MALEAWAY — Male children ever born living elsewhere
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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

35. What is the number of children living elsewhere?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
Questionnaire instructions view entire document:  text  image
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
pg 81
(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 35: What is the number of children 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 in 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 1994 — source variable ET1994A_MALEDEAD — Male children dead
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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

36. What is the number of children dead?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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 36: What is the number of children dead? (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 "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_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_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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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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Fiji 1966 — source variable FJ1966A_CHSURV — Children alive
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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_CHSURV — Children surviving
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For all women born in 1962 and before
[Questions 17-19 were asked of women born in 1962 and before.]


18. How many of the children [person] has borne are still alive?

Write number of boys and girls. If none, write 0.
____Boys
____Girls


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Fiji 2007 — source variable FJ2007A_CHSURV — Total children surviving

No questionnaire text is available for this sample.


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Ghana 2000 — source variable GH2000A_CHSURV — Number of children surviving
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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+.]


P19a Male children surviving: How many male children ever born alive to (name) are still surviving? (Living with you or elsewhere) _ _

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


P19b Female children surviving: How many female children ever born alive to (name) are still surviving? (Living with you or elsewhere) _ _

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.

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Ghana 2010 — source variable GH2010A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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.]

P20b. Children surviving
How many children ever born alive to [the respondent] are still surviving (living with you or elsewhere)?

Male _ _
Female _ _
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P20b. Number of children surviving (answer for females 12 years and older): How many children ever born alive to [name] are still surviving (living with you or elsewhere)?

This includes all children (male and female children) born alive by the female concerned who are still living. It also includes all surviving children (male and female) of the woman living with her in the same household and those living elsewhere.

You should record the number of children born alive who are still alive by sex in 2 digits in the boxes provided. If the woman has no surviving children you should record 00 in the boxes provided.

You should note that the number of children surviving should not be more than the number of children ever born in P20a.


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Greece 1991 — source variable GR1991A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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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Guatemala 1973 — source variable GT1973A_CHSURV — Total children surviving
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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]


21. Total children surviving

How many of these children are currently alive?

[] 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 21: total surviving children

Ask this question of all females aged 15 and older, regardless of their civil status.

1. How to ask the question:
Ask, "How many of these children are living?"

Keep in mind the following definition as you ask this question:
A living child is one who is alive on the census date, regardless of whether or not the child lives with the mother or resides in another geographic area, or abroad.

2. How to record a response:
For girls or women who have no surviving children, mark an "X" in box 00, "none."

In the case of girls or women who state they have one or more surviving children, write the appropriate number after the word "number."

If the respondent does not know if the girl or woman in question has any surviving children, mark an "X" in box 00, "unknown."

3. Example:
[This box contains question 21 of the section VI, "people in the census household."]


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Guatemala 1981 — source variable GT1981A_CHSURV — Total children surviving
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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]

22. Total children surviving

How many of these are currently alive?

[] 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 22: total number of surviving children

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 of your children are currently alive?

The following definition should be kept in mind:

Children currently alive:
All children that are alive at the time of the Census, irrespective of whether they:
a) Live with the mother
b) Reside in a geographical location different from that of enumeration of the mother, or live abroad.

2. How to record the data

If a mother does not have any surviving children, the number "00. none" is marked.

For mothers who have one or more surviving children, the answer is recorded in the spaces provided: "total," "males", "females."

If the informant does not know if the enumerated woman has surviving children, the number "99. unknown" is marked.

[p. 90]

3. Example:

[These instructions refer to a graphic of question 22 of the census form]


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Guatemala 1994 — source variable GT1994A_CHSURV — Total number of children currently alive
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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]

22. Total number of son and daughter surviving

How many of your children are currently alive?

_ _ 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.

22. Total number of surviving children
Keep in mind the following as you ask the following question:

A child currently alive is one who is alive as of the census date, regardless of whether they:

a) Live with the mother or not
b) Live in a difference geographic area, or country from their mother

[A graphic of box 22, "total surviving children" is reproduced on the left-hand side of the page.]

Ask, "How many of your children are still alive?" Write separately and in digits the total number of surviving children, surviving sons, and surviving daughters.

The total number of surviving children you record in this questions must be less than or equal to the total number of children recorded in the previous question (total number of live-born children).


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Guatemala 2002 — source variable GT2002A_CHSURV — Total number of children currently 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]

23. How many of your daughters and sons are currently living?

_ _ Males
_ _ Females
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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]

23. Total number of surviving children
Ask, "How many of this person's children are still alive"?

[A graphic of question 23, from section 7 of the census form, is included here.]

Surviving: This is all those who are alive at the time of the census, regardless of whether they live with the mother or not.

Write the total number of children indicated by the respondent.


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Guinea 1996 — source variable GN1996A_CHSURVM — Number of surviving 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_CHSURVF — Number of surviving 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]


P21 Total number of children still alive, 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_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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.]

P29. Surviving children

Out of these children, how many are still living?
If no male children, enter 00 in P29M. If no female children, enter 00 in P29F.
_ _ P29M. Male
_ _ P29F. Female

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Haiti 1982 — source variable HT1982A_CHDIED — Number of children born alive who have died
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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.]


25. Children born alive:

1. Children still alive now:

a. In the household: ____ (number)
b. In Haiti but outside the household: ____ (number)
c. Currently abroad: ____ (number)

2. Children who have died: ____ (number)

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E) Fertility

[Questions 22-25.]

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


Question 25: Surviving children
86. This question concerns children who are still living at the time of the census no matter what their age is.
Specify in the place indicated in the questionnaire:

a) The number of children who are currently living in the household with the mother.
b) The number of children who are living in Haiti outside of the household.
c) The number of children who are currently living abroad.
d) The number of children who have died since.

87. In the case where a household has more than eight people, place an "x" in the box which is found on the left at the bottom of the page and continue the interview by using another questionnaire after having carried over all the information on the location and visiting order of the living unit to this second questionnaire.

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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_CHSURV — Number of children born alive currently 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.]


31. How many of these children are still alive? ____


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Honduras 1974 — source variable HN1974A_CHHOME — Number of children in the household
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D. - Fertility Characteristics

(For all women 15 years of age and older)

19. Of those children born alive:

How many live in this house?
____Number of children
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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."

Question set 19. Of the live-born children :
A) How many live in this house?
B) How many live elsewhere?
C) How many have died?

Ask these questions of all girls and women aged 15 and older who have stated that they had live-born children in question 18.

Keep in mind that the total number from the information given in these three questions should be equal to the total number of live-born children that the person stated in question set 18.

If the respondent does not know if the woman in question has surviving children, write an "X" in box 99, "Unknown."


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Honduras 1974 — source variable HN1974A_CHAWAY — Number of children live elsewhere
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D. - Fertility Characteristics

(For all women 15 years of age and older)

19. Of those children born alive:

How many live elsewhere?
____Number of children
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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."

Question set 19. Of the live-born children :
A) How many live in this house?
B) How many live elsewhere?
C) How many have died?

Ask these questions of all girls and women aged 15 and older who have stated that they had live-born children in question 18.

Keep in mind that the total number from the information given in these three questions should be equal to the total number of live-born children that the person stated in question set 18.

If the respondent does not know if the woman in question has surviving children, write an "X" in box 99, "Unknown."


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Honduras 1988 — source variable HN1988A_CHSURV — Number of children surviving
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For women 12 years of age and older
[Questions 26-30 were asked of female aged 12 years or older]


30. Out of those born alive

a) How many have passed away?

____ Total
____ Male
____ Female


b) How many are currently alive?

____ Total
____ Male
____ Female

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30. Of those children born alive:

a) How many have passed away?
Record the total number of children who have passed away, along with the number of boys and number of girls.

[p. 58]

b) How many are currently alive?
If there are children still alive, write down the total number of children currently alive, along with the number of boys and number of girls.


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Honduras 2001 — source variable HN2001A_CHSURV — Number of children currently 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]

20. How many of your daughters or sons are currently alive? _ _

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

Question 20: How many daughters and sons are currently alive?
Note the total of daughters and sons who are currently alive, in the corresponding spaces. You should take into account the married children and those who do not live in the house.


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Indonesia 1971 — source variable ID1971A_CHSURV — Number of living children
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Individual form
[Section I is the same as Section I: Household and Living Unit Information above]


Married/ever-married women


17. Number of children still 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 1976 — source variable ID1976A_CHDIED — Children who have died
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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


[Questions E6-E11 were asked of women who have ever married and who have ever had a live birth, as per question E1.]


E8. Children who have died.

What is the total number of children you had who were born alive and have since died, including any babies who lived even for only a few minutes?

Write in total (if none, write in "0").
_ _


Check that E6+E7+E8 = E5. If not, correct where necessary.
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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 (5) Children who have died
Look at the schematic on pregnancy for help with this question. Babies who only lived for a few moments and then died are included here. In asking about this, take care not to cause the sad memory to return to the mother.

Then check that column (2) equals columns (3) + (4) + (5). If they are not the same, make corrections by asking the mother again

Remember to ask about live births only


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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 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 1995 — source variable ID1995A_DEADMALE — Number of sons who died
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VII. Ever married women age 10-54
[Questions 701-716]


709. How many boys and girls have died?

Sons_ _
Daughters _ _

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6.7 Block VII. Women age 10-54 who ever married
This block is only asked to women aged 10-54 years old who ever married in order to obtain information on marriage, number of children born alive, children currently alive and deceased children. The characteristics are very useful to count the total number of births and the number of stillbirths. Try to interview the mother in question.

Block VII is filled in after the characteristics of all household members are recorded into Block V and Block VI. In a set of SUPAS95-S there are 4 pages of Block VII that are in pages 26-29. Write the characteristics of ever married women age 10-54 first on page 26, then on page 27 and so forth. If in one household there are more than four ever married women aged 10-54 years old, use an extra page.

For Block VII, read the questions that are printed in small letters.


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 709: Number of children who passed away
Fill in the number of children who passed away (not including stillborn) in the provided box based on the sex. If the respondent does not have any children who passed away, fill in "00" in the box "Son", and "00" in the box "Daughter".


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Indonesia 1995 — source variable ID1995A_DEADFEM — Number of daughters who died
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VII. Ever married women age 10-54
[Questions 701-716]


709. How many boys and girls have died?

Sons_ _
Daughters _ _

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6.7 Block VII. Women age 10-54 who ever married
This block is only asked to women aged 10-54 years old who ever married in order to obtain information on marriage, number of children born alive, children currently alive and deceased children. The characteristics are very useful to count the total number of births and the number of stillbirths. Try to interview the mother in question.

Block VII is filled in after the characteristics of all household members are recorded into Block V and Block VI. In a set of SUPAS95-S there are 4 pages of Block VII that are in pages 26-29. Write the characteristics of ever married women age 10-54 first on page 26, then on page 27 and so forth. If in one household there are more than four ever married women aged 10-54 years old, use an extra page.

For Block VII, read the questions that are printed in small letters.


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 709: Number of children who passed away
Fill in the number of children who passed away (not including stillborn) in the provided box based on the sex. If the respondent does not have any children who passed away, fill in "00" in the box "Son", and "00" in the box "Daughter".


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Indonesia 2000 — source variable ID2000A_CHSURV — Total number of children still living
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Ever married women age 10 or older
[Questions 14-15 were asked of ever married women age 10 or older]


15. Total number of children still alive ____

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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 15 : Total number of children still alive
Write down the total number of children still alive in the appropriate box. If there are no children still alive, then fill in the box with "00".


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Indonesia 2010 — source variable ID2010A_CHSURV — Number of children still alive
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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_CHSURVM — Number of boys currently alive
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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]


Alive at present: living with this or another household


33. Boy _ _

34. Girl _ _
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27.1. Number of live-born children, Columns 31 through 34


27.1.2. Alive at present, Columns 33 and 34
Alive children at present for any woman who has been married at least once is the number of children she has given birth to who are alive at the time of enumeration. These children might be obtained from one or more marriages. It is also possible that they are living with this household or another one.
For any woman who has been married at least once, for whom you have written the total number of children born alive in columns 31 and 32, ask the number of children living at the present time and write it as a two-digit number based on gender in columns 33 and 34.

- Note that all the numbers written in Columns 33 and 34 should sum to be equal or smaller than that of Columns 31 and 32.
- For those women who have only given birth to boys or girls, in case their children are alive, write the number in the corresponding column (33 or 34) and if they are not alive at the time, mark it as "--". In this case, the column related to the other gender will be left blank.


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Iran 2006 — source variable IR2006A_CHSURVF — Number of girls currently alive
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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]


Alive at present: living with this or another household


33. Boy _ _

34. Girl _ _
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27.1. Number of live-born children, Columns 31 through 34


27.1.2. Alive at present, Columns 33 and 34
Alive children at present for any woman who has been married at least once is the number of children she has given birth to who are alive at the time of enumeration. These children might be obtained from one or more marriages. It is also possible that they are living with this household or another one.
For any woman who has been married at least once, for whom you have written the total number of children born alive in columns 31 and 32, ask the number of children living at the present time and write it as a two-digit number based on gender in columns 33 and 34.

- Note that all the numbers written in Columns 33 and 34 should sum to be equal or smaller than that of Columns 31 and 32.
- For those women who have only given birth to boys or girls, in case their children are alive, write the number in the corresponding column (33 or 34) and if they are not alive at the time, mark it as "--". In this case, the column related to the other gender will be left blank.


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Iran 2011 — source variable IR2011A_CHSURVM — Number of male children surviving
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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]

33. Number of children born, still living

_ _ 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 33, living offspring

Living offspring of a woman married at least once are, by definition, children who are alive by the time of enumeration.
These children may
• live with the household under enumeration or another.
• from one or more marriages
Specify the number of living offspring based on gender as a two-digit number.
• for example if no male offspring is living write "00"
• for women who have given birth to only girls ("00" is in column 32), leave column 33 blank where is says "boys".
• The number in column 33 should be equal or less than the corresponding number in column 32.

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Iran 2011 — source variable IR2011A_CHSURVF — Number of female children surviving
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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]

33. Number of children born, still living

_ _ 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 33, living offspring

Living offspring of a woman married at least once are, by definition, children who are alive by the time of enumeration.
These children may
• live with the household under enumeration or another.
• from one or more marriages
Specify the number of living offspring based on gender as a two-digit number.
• for example if no male offspring is living write "00"
• for women who have given birth to only girls ("00" is in column 32), leave column 33 blank where is says "boys".
• The number in column 33 should be equal or less than the corresponding number in column 32.

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Iraq 1997 — source variable IQ1997A_CHLIVM — Numbe of male children still alive
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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]


44. Total number of living children

Male ____
Female ____

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44. Total number of live children:
Recorded the number of male and female who are still live (in numbers) and those that the woman got birth to them till the census day either some of them or all of them living or not living with their mother and these two numbers must be no more than the total of the two numbers recorded in the field (34), that means that the number of births male or female in field (44) less or equals the total births male or female in field (43).

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Iraq 1997 — source variable IQ1997A_CHLIVF — Number of female children still alive
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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]


44. Total number of living children

Male ____
Female ____

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44. Total number of live children:
Recorded the number of male and female who are still live (in numbers) and those that the woman got birth to them till the census day either some of them or all of them living or not living with their mother and these two numbers must be no more than the total of the two numbers recorded in the field (34), that means that the number of births male or female in field (44) less or equals the total births male or female in field (43).

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Jamaica 1982 — source variable JM1982A_CHSURV — Number of children still alive
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Section 7: Fertility
[Females age 14 and older not attending school full-time]


33. Number of children still alive: _ _

[] 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)


5.59 Question 33 - Number of Children Still Alive

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Record here the number of children born to the woman who were still alive at Census Day. In cases where the woman has had no live born children, score "0".


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Jamaica 2001 — source variable JM2001A_CHSURV — Total number of chidren surviving
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Section 5: Fertility
[Questions 5.1-5.11. for females ages 14-49]


5.3 How many live born children are still alive?

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.


5.93 Question 5.3: Number of children still living

Using two digits score the number of male and female children still living. Enter the total in the relevant box. The number should either be the same or smaller than that in Q5.2. It might be easier for the respondent to recall the children who have died. If this is so, then take that information and make the necessary subtractions.


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Kenya 1969 — source variable KE1969A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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To be asked of females aged 12 and over only
[Questions k-o were asked of females aged 12 and over.]

Of the children you have ever borne alive:

k. How many are now living with you? ____

l. How many are now living elsewhere? ____

m. How many have died? ____


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Kenya 1979 — source variable KE1979A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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For all females aged 12 years and older


How many children has this woman given birth to, who were born alive and are now living in this household?

m. Boys ____
n. Girls ____


How many children has this woman given birth to, who were born alive and are now living elsewhere?

o. Boys____
p. Girls ____

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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.

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Kenya 1989 — source variable KE1989A_HOMEMALE — Male children living at home
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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 ____

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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 1989 — source variable KE1989A_HOMEFEM — Female children living at home
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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 ____

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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 1989 — source variable KE1989A_AWAYMALE — Male children living away
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D. Females aged 12 years and over


How many children has [the respondent] born alive living elsewhere?

P42. Boys ____
P43. 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 1989 — source variable KE1989A_AWAYFEM — Female children living away
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D. Females aged 12 years and over


How many children has [the respondent] born alive living elsewhere?

P42. Boys ____
P43. 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_CHSURV — Children surviving
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C. Information regarding females aged 12 years and above:


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 ____

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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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Kyrgyz Republic 1999 — source variable KG1999A_CHLIVE — Children alive
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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 "а", "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_CHSURV — Number of children surviving
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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.


b) How many children are surviving, of whom how many boys and how many girls?
In the reply to this question the number of children surviving at the census moment born to this woman is to be stated.
In separate boxes the number of boys and girls is to be entered.
If of the number of children born to the woman at the census moment no children survive, «О» is entered in items "b" and "c".


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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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Lesotho 1996 — source variable LS1996A_CHHOMEM — Male children at home
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Section E. For women aged 12 years and over

27. Categorize number of children according to the status given below.

[Enter NA if not applicable.]
How many children born alive to (the respondent)…
Were with her on censes night?
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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

138. Column 27 to 30. Enter NA if the person is male or female under 12 years and 99 if the respondent does not know about the woman's fertility and the woman in question is absent. If the woman is 12 years and over and has never born a child enter a 0 in sections 271 to 276.
Sections 271 and 272 Total number of children living with the mother at the time of census. Write in these columns the total number of male and/or female children actually born to this woman living with her.
Sections 273 and 274: Those who are living elsewhere (such as those in institutions, married and living with their family elsewhere).
Sections 275 and 276: Those that were born alive and died even if they only lived for a few minutes. Do not include still births (ba hlahileng ba khathetse).
Note: before asking the next question check that the total number of children given in column 26 agrees with the numbers given in sections 271 to 276.


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Lesotho 1996 — source variable LS1996A_CHHOMEF — Female children at home
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Section E. For women aged 12 years and over

27. Categorize number of children according to the status given below.

[Enter NA if not applicable.]
How many children born alive to (the respondent)…
Were with her on censes night?
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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

138. Column 27 to 30. Enter NA if the person is male or female under 12 years and 99 if the respondent does not know about the woman's fertility and the woman in question is absent. If the woman is 12 years and over and has never born a child enter a 0 in sections 271 to 276.
Sections 271 and 272 Total number of children living with the mother at the time of census. Write in these columns the total number of male and/or female children actually born to this woman living with her.
Sections 273 and 274: Those who are living elsewhere (such as those in institutions, married and living with their family elsewhere).
Sections 275 and 276: Those that were born alive and died even if they only lived for a few minutes. Do not include still births (ba hlahileng ba khathetse).
Note: before asking the next question check that the total number of children given in column 26 agrees with the numbers given in sections 271 to 276.


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Lesotho 1996 — source variable LS1996A_CHAWAYM — Male children elsewhere
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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
Were elsewhere on census night?
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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

138. Column 27 to 30. Enter NA if the person is male or female under 12 years and 99 if the respondent does not know about the woman's fertility and the woman in question is absent. If the woman is 12 years and over and has never born a child enter a 0 in sections 271 to 276.
Sections 271 and 272 Total number of children living with the mother at the time of census. Write in these columns the total number of male and/or female children actually born to this woman living with her.
Sections 273 and 274: Those who are living elsewhere (such as those in institutions, married and living with their family elsewhere).
Sections 275 and 276: Those that were born alive and died even if they only lived for a few minutes. Do not include still births (ba hlahileng ba khathetse).
Note: before asking the next question check that the total number of children given in column 26 agrees with the numbers given in sections 271 to 276.


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Lesotho 1996 — source variable LS1996A_CHAWAYF — Female children elsewhere
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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
Were elsewhere on census night?
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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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

138. Column 27 to 30. Enter NA if the person is male or female under 12 years and 99 if the respondent does not know about the woman's fertility and the woman in question is absent. If the woman is 12 years and over and has never born a child enter a 0 in sections 271 to 276.
Sections 271 and 272 Total number of children living with the mother at the time of census. Write in these columns the total number of male and/or female children actually born to this woman living with her.
Sections 273 and 274: Those who are living elsewhere (such as those in institutions, married and living with their family elsewhere).
Sections 275 and 276: Those that were born alive and died even if they only lived for a few minutes. Do not include still births (ba hlahileng ba khathetse).
Note: before asking the next question check that the total number of children given in column 26 agrees with the numbers given in sections 271 to 276.


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Lesotho 2006 — source variable LS2006A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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.

109. Column 39: How many sons live with you?

Enter number of sons who live in the household, enter 00 for no sons

110. Column 40: How many daughters live with you?

Enter number of daughters who live m the household, enter 00 for no daughters

111. Column 41: How many sons are alive, but do not live with you?

Please enter the number of sons who do not live in the household. Enter 00 for none.

112. Column 42: How many daughters are alive, but do not live with you?

Please enter the number of daughters who do not live in the household. Enter 00 for none.

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Liberia 1974 — source variable LR1974A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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_CHSURV — Children surviving

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Malawi 1987 — source variable MW1987A_CHSURVM — Children surviving, males
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Women aged 10 years or older
[Questions P and Q were asked of women aged 10 years or more]

Number of children ever born alive

Living in this household
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
Living elsewhere
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
Have since died
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Women aged 10 years or more
[Question (p) and (q) should only be asked to women age 10 years or older]


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 1987 — source variable MW1987A_CHSURVF — Children surviving, females
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Women aged 10 years or older
[Questions P and Q were asked of women aged 10 years or more]

Number of children ever born alive

Living in this household
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
Living elsewhere
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
Have since died
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Women aged 10 years or more
[Question (p) and (q) should only be asked to women age 10 years or older]


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_CHURVM — Total male children, still alive
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Children ever born [Questions B20-B26]
[Questions B20-B30 were asked of women age 12 and older]


How many are alive? If none, enter "00".

B23. Male _ _
B24. 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.


How many children has this woman borne alive?


B23-B24. How many are alive?
Ask the woman how many male and female children of the total number of children ever born alive are still alive. Record in 2 digits the number of male children still alive in column B23 and the number of female children still alive in column B24.


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Malawi 1998 — source variable MW1998A_CHSURVF — Total female children, still alive
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Children ever born [Questions B20-B26]
[Questions B20-B30 were asked of women age 12 and older]


How many are alive? If none, enter "00".

B23. Male _ _
B24. 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.


How many children has this woman borne alive?


B23-B24. How many are alive?
Ask the woman how many male and female children of the total number of children ever born alive are still alive. Record in 2 digits the number of male children still alive in column B23 and the number of female children still alive in column B24.


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Malawi 2008 — source variable MW2008A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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[Questions P30-P33 were asked of women age 12 years or older]


P31. Among those children, how many are still alive?

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]

P31. Number of children still alive
Write the number of boys and girls in the boxes, provided that they are still alive. Then, shade digits as appropriate.

Note: From children born alive, indicate the total number even if they are staying somewhere else.


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Malaysia 1970 — source variable MY1970A_CHLIV — Number of own children still living
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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_CHLIV — Number of children living
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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_CHSURV — Children surviving
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For women 12 years of age and older.
[Questions 24-25]


25. Total number of children surviving

_ _

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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.


25. Surviving children

Once you have gotten the total number of live births for each woman, ask [a] question about "the number of children still alive".

[Page 37]
This total should include the children born from the current marriage of the woman as well as her children born to a previous marriage.

It should include living children currently living at home and children who have left home.


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Mali 1998 — source variable ML1998A_CHSURV — Number of children surviving
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Section B: Individual Characteristics


For women aged 12 years and above
[Questions 29-30]


30. Total number of children surviving

_ _

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1.2.1. Questions for ALL Household Members


1.2.4. Women aged 12 years and above


30. Column P30: Children surviving

Once the total number of children ever born is captured for each woman, ask the question on "number of children still alive".

This question is also only for women aged 12 years or more. Ask the question as follows: "Among the children born alive declared in P29, how many are still alive?"

Write down the corresponding number in Column P30.

This total shall include all the children whether born from the current marriage or from a previous marriage. It must include the number of children living in the household as well as children living elsewhere.


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Mali 2009 — source variable ML2009A_CHSURVM — Surviving male children
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Women age 12-49 years
[Questions P31-P33 were asked for women age 12-49.]

P32) Surviving children
This question should be asked only to women age 12-49. Among the live births mentioned in P31 how many are still alive?

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.

6.2.3.31 Surviving children (Column P32)
The purpose of this question is to obtain information on the number of children still alive at the time of interview among those who were born alive. The agent asks the following question:

"Among the live births reported previously, how many are still alive?." The agent records the number of surviving children in the corresponding boxes for each sex: "M" for male and "F" for female.

There can be no more survivors than live-born children.


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Mali 2009 — source variable ML2009A_CHSURVF — Surviving female children
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Women age 12-49 years
[Questions P31-P33 were asked for women age 12-49.]

P32) Surviving children
This question should be asked only to women age 12-49. Among the live births mentioned in P31 how many are still alive?

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.

6.2.3.31 Surviving children (Column P32)
The purpose of this question is to obtain information on the number of children still alive at the time of interview among those who were born alive. The agent asks the following question:

"Among the live births reported previously, how many are still alive?." The agent records the number of surviving children in the corresponding boxes for each sex: "M" for male and "F" for female.

There can be no more survivors than live-born children.


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Mexico 1990 — source variable MX1990A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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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_CHLIVE — Number of children currently alive
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For women who are twelve years old or more


34. Surviving children

How many of the daughters or sons are still alive?
If none write 00

_____Write the number

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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_CHSURV — Surviving children
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For women 12 years old and older
[Question 3.11 was asked of all women 12 years and older.]
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Questions 3.5, 3.6, 3.7, 3.9 and 3.10 are asked to people who are 5 years old or older. For this, check the answer that you wrote down in question 3.3 Age.

If a person who you are interviewing is less than 5 years old, go to the next person in the list.


3.11 Number of children
The question of number of children is asked if the person is a woman 12 completed years old or older.

Because of this, check the answers written down in 3.2 Sex and 3.3 Age.

The first question permits us to know the total number of children born alive of women 12 years old or older.

In some places of the country women begin to have children at very young ages, because of this you should always ask this question to women 12 years old or older.

[p. 82]

[Below the text is a form for 3.11 Number of children.]

Children born alive are those who after being born showed some sign of life, like crying, moving, breathing, heart beat, etc.

When children are aborted or stillborn, do not consider them in the total number of children.

If a woman has not had any children in her life, write down 00 and go to the next person on the list.

If a woman had a child born alive, register the name and ask the next question to know the number of children that are currently living, even if they do not reside in the same dwelling.


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Mexico 2010 — source variable MX2010A_CHSURV — Number of surviving 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]


38. Surviving children
How many of [the respondent's] children are currently alive?

[Question 38 was asked of females age 12 or older who have had live-born children, per question 36.]

If none, write "00".

Write in digits _ _

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6.5 Section III. Characteristics of the people

In this section the information of the people who inhabit the dwelling, like the sex, age, level of studies, income, among others, is obtained.

Before requesting the information for each person, copy all the names in the spaces designated for them, and for each person start with the phrase: "Now I'm going to ask about (mention the name of the person you previously noted)", so that the informer knows about whom you will be asking the information.


For women age 12 or older
[Questions 36-41 are for women age 12 or older]


36. Number of children, 37. Deceased children, 38. Surviving children
These questions allow us to know how many daughters and sons were born alive to each woman age 12 or older, how many of them have passed away, and how many live currently, whether or not they live with the mother.

A child born alive is one who upon birth had some movement, cry, breath, heartbeat, or whatever other sign of life, even if afterwards he/she died.

These questions are also asked to single women even if they appear young, if they are age 12 or older. Keep in mind that there are many adolescent mothers.

Don't consider as deceased children those who were miscarried or stillborn.

Make sure that the total [sum of] sons and daughters born alive is equal to the number of surviving sons and daughters plus those who passed away. If there is a difference, comment on it and fix it with the informer.

Record "00" for question 36, when the informer mentions that the women never has had daughters nor sons born alive; in this case, continue with the following person or continue to section IV, International migration.


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Mexico 2015 — source variable MX2015A_CHSURV — Number of surviving children
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4. Mother’s identification
Where does [the respondent's] mother live?
[Copy the mother’s identification number from the list or circle a code]

[] In this household (who is she?) ____ [person's identification number]
[] 96 In another household
[] 97 Died
[] 98 Does not know
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42. Children born alive, 43. Deceased children, and 44. Children alive
These questions identify how many sons and daughters born alive each woman aged 12 years or older has had, how many have died and how many live today.

[Figures are omitted]

Consider that a child born alive is someone who had some movement at birth, cried, breathed, heartbeat, or any other sign of life, even after this person died later. Therefore, record the total number of children born alive that woman have had.

Includes all children, whether or not they live or not in the home with the mother, they have got married, have emigrated, have been given up for adoption or have passed away.

Questions apply to women 12 years or older, whether they are married or single, even if they seem very young. Note that there exist teenager mothers.

Do not include abortions or stillborn as died or alive children.

Make sure the total of children who were born alive equals the sum of alive children plus the deceased children. If there is any discrepancy, comment with the informant and correct it.

Record "00" in question 42 when the informant mentions that the woman has never had children born alive; in that case continue with the next person or skip to Section IV "Other Income and Land".


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Mongolia 1989 — source variable MN1989A_CHSURV — Number of living children
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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 1994 — source variable MA1994A_CHHOME — Children living at home
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For married, widowed, divorced women. Show the total number of kids born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f]


During the lifetime of the aforementioned women
[Questions 14a-c]

Q14a. Who currently live in the household ___
Q14b. Who do not currently live in the household but live in Morocco ____
Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____
Q14d. Who died ____

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Individuals: (multiple records)


For married women, widowed, divorced. Show total number of children born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f.]

During lifetime of mentioned women
[Questions 14a-c.]

Q14a. Who currently live with the household ____


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Morocco 1994 — source variable MA1994A_CHAWAY — Children living elsewhere in Morocco
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For married, widowed, divorced women. Show the total number of kids born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f]


During the lifetime of the aforementioned women
[Questions 14a-c]

Q14a. Who currently live in the household ___
Q14b. Who do not currently live in the household but live in Morocco ____
Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____
Q14d. Who died ____

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Individuals: (multiple records)


For married women, widowed, divorced. Show total number of children born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f.]

During lifetime of mentioned women
[Questions 14a-c.]

Q14b. Who do not currently live with the household but live in Morocco ____


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Morocco 1994 — source variable MA1994A_CHFORIGN — Children living in foreign countries
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For married, widowed, divorced women. Show the total number of kids born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f]


During the lifetime of the aforementioned women
[Questions 14a-c]

Q14a. Who currently live in the household ___
Q14b. Who do not currently live in the household but live in Morocco ____
Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____
Q14d. Who died ____

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Individuals: (multiple records)


For married women, widowed, divorced. Show total number of children born alive (male and female)
[Questions 14a-f.]

During lifetime of mentioned women
[Questions 14a-c.]

Q14c. Who currently live out of Morocco ____


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Morocco 2004 — source variable MA2004A_CHHOME — Children living in household
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Individual form / population structure

Fertility
[For resident women, married, widowed, or divorced, specify the total number of live births]


Life time fertility


9A. Number of children living in the household _____



9B. Number of children living outside the household (living elsewhere) ______



9C. Number of children who died _______
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Fertility
For non-single women (i.e., married, widowed, or divorced), specify the total number of live births

Lifetime fertility
Number of children born alive (with sign of breathing, crying) during lifetime of women. Ask next questions successively, and write corresponding numbers, if none code "00".

Q09A: Number of children living in the household: _ _


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Morocco 2004 — source variable MA2004A_CHAWAY — Children living elsewhere
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Individual form / population structure

Fertility
[For resident women, married, widowed, or divorced, specify the total number of live births]


Life time fertility


9A. Number of children living in the household _____



9B. Number of children living outside the household (living elsewhere) ______



9C. Number of children who died _______
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Fertility
For non-single women (i.e., married, widowed, or divorced), specify the total number of live births

Lifetime fertility
Number of children born alive (with sign of breathing, crying) during lifetime of women. Ask next questions successively, and write corresponding numbers, if none code "00".

Q09B: Number of children living outside the household (living elsewhere) _ _


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Morocco 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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Mozambique 1997 — source variable MZ1997A_CHSURVM — Male children still living
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[Questions 6 through 31 were asked of usual residents of the household.]

FOR WOMEN AGED 12- 50 ONLY.

29. How many of (the person)’s children are alive?

____ 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.

P29. How many children of you are currently alive?
Read the question, wait for the reply. This question is related to P28. The interviewee must declare the number of children of each sex who are still alive of the total she declared at P28. Write down the number stated in the space provided.
Keep in mind that:

- You must regard all children, whatever their age and sex, whether or not living with the declarant;
- You should not include at this question adopted children or those who are of marriage the husband with another woman;
- You should not also include in this question the children born after 1 August 1997.

The completion of this question is similar to P28.


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Mozambique 1997 — source variable MZ1997A_CHSURVF — Female children still living
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[Questions 6 through 31 were asked of usual residents of the household.]

FOR WOMEN AGED 12- 50 ONLY.

29. How many of (the person)’s children are alive?

____ 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.

P29. How many children of you are currently alive?
Read the question, wait for the reply. This question is related to P28. The interviewee must declare the number of children of each sex who are still alive of the total she declared at P28. Write down the number stated in the space provided.
Keep in mind that:

- You must regard all children, whatever their age and sex, whether or not living with the declarant;
- You should not include at this question adopted children or those who are of marriage the husband with another woman;
- You should not also include in this question the children born after 1 August 1997.

The completion of this question is similar to P28.


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Mozambique 2007 — source variable MZ2007A_CHSURVM — Male children surviving
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[Question 6 through 36 were asked to the residents]

For women aged 12- 50 only.

34. How many of [the person]'s children are alive?

_ _ 1 No. of Male
_ _ 2 No. of Female
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For women aged 12-50 only

P34. How many of (the person)'s children are alive?

Read the Question and wait for a response. This Question is related to P33. The respondent should declare the number of children of each sex who are still alive from the total of children declared in P33. Write the number in the corresponding space.

For example, for a woman who had 3 children from which 2 are alive, one male and one female, fill in P34 as follows:

1. Male [0] [1]
2. Female [0] [1]

Enumerator, attention:

The respondent should indicate all children, regardless of their sex and age, either or not living with her;
You should not include their adopted children or those who are from their husband's marriage to another woman;
You should also not include those children who were born after TWELVE a.m. of August 1, 2007.

The way you should fill in this Question is similar to P33's.


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Mozambique 2007 — source variable MZ2007A_CHSURVF — Female children surviving
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[Question 6 through 36 were asked to the residents]

For women aged 12- 50 only.

34. How many of [the person]'s children are alive?

_ _ 1 No. of Male
_ _ 2 No. of Female
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For women aged 12-50 only

P34. How many of (the person)'s children are alive?

Read the Question and wait for a response. This Question is related to P33. The respondent should declare the number of children of each sex who are still alive from the total of children declared in P33. Write the number in the corresponding space.

For example, for a woman who had 3 children from which 2 are alive, one male and one female, fill in P34 as follows:

1. Male [0] [1]
2. Female [0] [1]

Enumerator, attention:

The respondent should indicate all children, regardless of their sex and age, either or not living with her;
You should not include their adopted children or those who are from their husband's marriage to another woman;
You should also not include those children who were born after TWELVE a.m. of August 1, 2007.

The way you should fill in this Question is similar to P33's.


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Myanmar 2014 — source variable MM2014A_CHHOMEF — Female children in household
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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.]

26. How many of those children are living in this household?

_ _ 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.


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Myanmar 2014 — source variable MM2014A_CHHOMEM — Male children in household
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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.]

26. How many of those children are living in this household?

_ _ 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.


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Myanmar 2014 — source variable MM2014A_CHAWAYM — Male children living elsewhere
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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.]

27. How many of those children are living elsewhere (not in this household)?

_ _ 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.


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Myanmar 2014 — source variable MM2014A_CHAWAYF — Female children living elsewhere
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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.]

27. How many of those children are living elsewhere (not in this household)?

_ _ 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.


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Nepal 2001 — source variable NP2001A_MALEHH — Number of children living in household, 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)


1. Living together

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_FEMHH — Number of children living in household, 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)


1. Living together

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_MALEAWAY — Number of children living separately, 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)


2. Living separately

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_FEMAWAY — Number of children living separately, 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)


2. Living separately

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_CHHOMEM — Number of sons living in household
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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]
1 Living together
_ 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.

[Image is omitted]

Ask whether they have alive children to women who have been married once (any marital status from reference 2 to 7 of column 7) and women from 15-49 years old, and if they have, circle the reference 1. Also ask how many alive children they gave birth and their current status (living in the household, living elsewhere, or dead), and accordingly fill up the information in the related box. While writing the number of children, only state the children born from the counted woman's womb. The children born from others, another wife of husband, adopted children should not be written under the children from the woman.

[p. 71]

The questions related to birth are known more to the concerned woman. If you asked these question [to a man], the responses likely to be wrong and hence, such question should be asked to the woman as far as possible.

1. Children living in the household - The children living with the family (or with the mother) should be written in this reference section. Both married and unmarried sons and unmarried daughters generally live with their mother.


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_CHHOMEF — Number of daughters living in household
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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]
1 Living together
_ 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.

[Image is omitted]

Ask whether they have alive children to women who have been married once (any marital status from reference 2 to 7 of column 7) and women from 15-49 years old, and if they have, circle the reference 1. Also ask how many alive children they gave birth and their current status (living in the household, living elsewhere, or dead), and accordingly fill up the information in the related box. While writing the number of children, only state the children born from the counted woman's womb. The children born from others, another wife of husband, adopted children should not be written under the children from the woman.

[p. 71]

The questions related to birth are known more to the concerned woman. If you asked these question [to a man], the responses likely to be wrong and hence, such question should be asked to the woman as far as possible.

1. Children living in the household - The children living with the family (or with the mother) should be written in this reference section. Both married and unmarried sons and unmarried daughters generally live with their mother.


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_CHAWAYM — Number of sons living elsewhere
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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]
2 Living separately
_ 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.

[Image is omitted]

Ask whether they have alive children to women who have been married once (any marital status from reference 2 to 7 of column 7) and women from 15-49 years old, and if they have, circle the reference 1. Also ask how many alive children they gave birth and their current status (living in the household, living elsewhere, or dead), and accordingly fill up the information in the related box. While writing the number of children, only state the children born from the counted woman's womb. The children born from others, another wife of husband, adopted children should not be written under the children from the woman.

[p. 71]

The questions related to birth are known more to the concerned woman. If you asked these question [to a man], the responses likely to be wrong and hence, such question should be asked to the woman as far as possible.

2. Children living elsewhere - The number of the children living elsewhere without living with their mothers in the family (e.g. children living elsewhere for study, job, or any other reason for long time or left after marriage, separated with their parents) should be written in this column. If any child live elsewhere in the country or has gone to a foreign country due to various purposes should be written as he/she is not living with his/her mother, but elsewhere.


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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_CHAWAYF — Number of daughters living elsewhere
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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]
2 Living separately
_ 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.

[Image is omitted]

Ask whether they have alive children to women who have been married once (any marital status from reference 2 to 7 of column 7) and women from 15-49 years old, and if they have, circle the reference 1. Also ask how many alive children they gave birth and their current status (living in the household, living elsewhere, or dead), and accordingly fill up the information in the related box. While writing the number of children, only state the children born from the counted woman's womb. The children born from others, another wife of husband, adopted children should not be written under the children from the woman.

[p. 71]

The questions related to birth are known more to the concerned woman. If you asked these question [to a man], the responses likely to be wrong and hence, such question should be asked to the woman as far as possible.

2. Children living elsewhere - The number of the children living elsewhere without living with their mothers in the family (e.g. children living elsewhere for study, job, or any other reason for long time or left after marriage, separated with their parents) should be written in this column. If any child live elsewhere in the country or has gone to a foreign country due to various purposes should be written as he/she is not living with his/her mother, but elsewhere.


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Nicaragua 1971 — source variable NI1971A_CHSURV — Children currently living
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19. How many children are currently alive?

Total children surviving:

[] 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 #19: Total number of surviving children
This question is presented to all women age 15 or older, irrespective of marital status.

a. How to ask the question:
How many children are currently alive?

The following definition should be taken into account upon asking this question:

[p. 66]

Surviving children: Surviving children are those who are alive at the time of the census, independent of whether they live with their parents or if they live in another geographical location in the country or abroad.

b. How to record the information:
Before recording the answer, it should be verified that no surviving child has been omitted and that the information provided corresponds to the pertinent definition.

Given the above warnings, the number of surviving children is recorded above the space provided after the word "Number___". If the enumerated woman does not have any surviving children, 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 surviving children.

c. Examples:


[These instructions refer to a graph of question 19 on the census form]

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Nicaragua 1995 — source variable NI1995A_CHSURV — Total children currently alive
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For women age 14 or older
[Questions 19-25 were asked of women age 14 or older]


21. Of these children, how many are still living?
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 21: Of these children, how many are still living?
Here we count all of those children, male and female, who are alive on the date of the census, where or not they lived with the mother.

Notes:
a) The number of deceased can never be greater than the number of live-born children noted in question number 20.

b) In question number 20, the informant could have omitted or forgotten the children who were born alive and died and when question number 21 is asked, it reminds them of these children, therefore you will correct the information previously noted in question number 20 and write the correct information.


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Nicaragua 2005 — source variable NI2005A_CHSURV — Total children currently alive
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[Questions 32-38 were asked of women age 13 or older]


34. How many of [the woman]'s children are still alive?

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 34. How many of [the person]'s children are still alive?

Use two digits to write the total number of children currently living, and how many of them are males and how many are females.

You should count all children who are alive on the date of the census, regardless of whether or not they live with the household.

The number of currently living children cannot be greater than the number of live-born children recorded in question 33.

If the total number of males and females does not add up to the total number of children who are currently alive, 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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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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Col. 7 Number of own Children Living Elsewhere:
State the number of the children of the woman living elsewhere by gender. For example, some of the children may be in boarding school.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_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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Col. 6 Number of own Children Living in this Household:
Indicate the number of the children living in the household by gender.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_NFCHHH — Number of own female children living in household
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

10. Number of own children living in this HH

Male _
Female _
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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 NG2007A_NMCHELS — Number of own male children living elsewhere
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

11. Number of own children living elsewhere

Male _
Female _
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Col. 7 Number of own Children Living Elsewhere:
State the number of the children of the woman living elsewhere by gender. For example, some of the children may be in boarding school.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_NFCHELS — Number of own female children living elsewhere
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 9-16]

11. Number of own children living elsewhere

Male _
Female _
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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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Pakistan 1973 — source variable PK1973A_CHSURVM — Living male children
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Children born
(For ever married women only)


How many sons?

23. Were ever born to you? _ _
24. Are still alive? _ _

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8.4 Number of children who are still living (Col 24)

The following questions will be asked in order to know the number of children still living. How many children, out of those born alive, are still living?

The boys still living, this will include all laps, who are either member of this household or live far away or nearby this household. The boys from the earlier marriages of women will also be included.

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Pakistan 1973 — source variable PK1973A_CHSURVF — Living female children
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Children born
(For ever married women only)


How many daughters

25. Were ever born to you? _ _
26. Are still alive? _ _

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8.6 Number of girls still living (Col 26)

The following questions will be asked to get this number. How many girls out of total girls born to Mrs. X/Y are still living? The girls still living will include all the girls who are members of this household or who have married and they live with their husbands somewhere else. The girls born from the earlier marriages of the women will also be included.
The entries in columns 23 to 26 will be made in digits. If there is no entry in any column put dash for it in the relevant column.

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Palestine 1997 — source variable PS1997A_CHLIV — Number of births still alive
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For married women or previously married
[Questions 60 to 68 were asked of females who had ever been married.]


Births during marriage
[Questions 61 to 64]

61. _ _ Number of male alive births
62. _ _ Number of female alive births
63. _ _ Number of male still alive
64. _ _ Number of female still alive


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Palestine 2007 — source variable PS2007A_CHSURV — Number of still living children
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[Questions 81-89: Married or ever married women]


Number of still alive

For women 12 years and over

84. Male _ _
85. Female _ _


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Palestine 2017 — source variable PS2017A_CHSURV — Children still alive
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Births during marriage (for women 14 years and over)
[Question 86 through 89 asked of married or ever married women aged 14 years and older.]

Number of surviving births

____ 88. Males
____ 89. Females
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Living children:
Infants born alive and are still living regardless of age.

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Panama 1980 — source variable PA1980A_CHLIVE — Children currently alive
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27. Of these, how many are currently alive?
Write the response given by the respondent.

Total sons and daughters _ _

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For women 15 years of age or older
(Apply to questions 26-29)


Question 27 Of these [liveborn], how many are currently alive?

Write down in the corresponding boxes the answer that the person gives you.

[The instructions refer to a graphic of question 27 of the census form.]


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Panama 1990 — source variable PA1990A_LIVING1 — Number of children still alive
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VII. Fertility and Mortality Characteristics
For females 15 years of age and older.
[Questions 22 - 23 were asked of women aged 15 and older.]


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

Total sons/daughters (Continue with question 23) _ _
[] 00 None (go on to the next respondent)


23. Of these, how may are alive?

Total sons/daughters alive _ _

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(For women 15 years old and older)


Question Number 23: Of these [children] how many are alive?
Write down in the corresponding spaces the response of the person. The information refers to the number of children alive at the moment of the interview, whatever their age, or if they live with the mother or not.
The following conditions are applied to women from 15 to 49 years of age, who declared to have had children born alive.


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Panama 2000 — source variable PA2000A_CHLIVE — Children currently alive
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For women 12 years of age and older
[Questions 24-25 were asked of women aged 12 and older.]


25. Of these, how may are alive?

_ _ Total sons/daughters alive

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For women 12 years old or older
[Applies to questions 24- 27]

Information about the variable fertility will be gathered for women 12 years old or older. In a strict sense, this variable, is the real frequency of births in the female population.
Information about the variable mortality will be gathered for all of those surviving of the sons/daughters born alive by women 12 years old or older. It is defined as: the permanent disappearance of all signs of life, whatever was the time that passed since the birth.
The gathering of information for this section in the census offers the opportunity of grouping information for estimating these variables to the national level in an economic way and principally to bring the vital statistics up to date.


Question No. 24: How many sons and daughters have you had born alive?

Children born alive are considered all those who upon being born have presented vital signs such as breathing, crying or movement even when they have died immediately after having presented these signs.
In this question information proportionate to the feminine population 12 years old or older is requested without considering her civil or marital state, referring to the number of sons/daughters born alive she had all of her reproductive life to the date of the census.

[To the left of the text is a picture of a baby and to the right is a picture of a woman and a baby.]

Read the question naturally, over all when the enumerated dwelling has women of this age. If you note surprise, explain that in some dwellings there are women who have children at very young ages, for this reason the question always has to be asked: When number of children born is less than ten, put a 0 in front of the number.
Write down in the corresponding spaces the number of sons and daughters that the woman declares and continue with question 25.

[p. 110]

For women who have never had children, mark the circle "None" and finish the interview with this person.
Adopted children or stepchildren of women residents of the dwelling should not be counted.


Question No. 25: Of these [children] how many are alive?

The information refers to the number of sons/daughters currently alive including all sons/daughters who the woman has had that are alive at the date of the census.

[To the right and left of the text are pictures of babies.]

Write down in the corresponding spaces the response of the woman. The number of children declared in this question should be less than or equal to the response in question 24. If no child is alive, write down "00".


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Panama 2010 — source variable PA2010A_CHLIVE — Number of children currently alive
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[Questions 29 and 30 were asked to women 12 years old or more]


30. Of these, how many are alive?

Total number of live children _ _

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[Questions 29 and 30 were asked to women 12 years old or more]


Question No. 30: Of these [children] how many are alive?
The information refers to the number of sons/daughters currently alive including all sons/daughters who the woman has had that are alive at the date of the census.
Write down in the corresponding spaces the response of the woman. The number of children declared in this question should be less than or equal to the response in question 29. If no child is alive, write down "00".


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Papua New Guinea 1980 — source variable PG1980A_CHAWAYM — Male children living elsewhere
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For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)
[Questions 15-16 were asked of females age 15+.]

15C. Do any (of your children) live somewhere else?

____ Number of boys
____ Number of girls
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Section 6 - The census questions

Urban RNVs and rural villages

Question 15
This question has 4 parts, A, B, C and D.
For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)

A. How many children have you given birth?
B. Have any of your children died?
C. Do any live somewhere else?
D. How many live here with you?

Part C

'Do any live somewhere else' must be asked, because children may have married, moved out of the village, been adopted out or may be living on their own or with another household.

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Papua New Guinea 1980 — source variable PG1980A_CHAWAYF — Female children living elsewhere
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For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)
[Questions 15-16 were asked of females age 15+.]

15C. Do any (of your children) live somewhere else?

____ Number of boys
____ Number of girls
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Section 6 - The census questions

Urban RNVs and rural villages

Question 15
This question has 4 parts, A, B, C and D.
For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)

A. How many children have you given birth?
B. Have any of your children died?
C. Do any live somewhere else?
D. How many live here with you?

Part C

'Do any live somewhere else' must be asked, because children may have married, moved out of the village, been adopted out or may be living on their own or with another household.

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Papua New Guinea 1980 — source variable PG1980A_CHHOMEM — Male children living in this household
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For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)
[Questions 15-16 were asked of females age 15+.]

15D. How many (of your children) live here with you?

____ Number of boys
____ Number of girls
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Section 6 - The census questions

Urban RNVs and rural villages

Question 15
This question has 4 parts, A, B, C and D.
For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)

A. How many children have you given birth?
B. Have any of your children died?
C. Do any live somewhere else?
D. How many live here with you?

Part D

'How many live here with you' can be completed from other entries on the form (e.g. question 2 and 3).
'The total of Part B plus C plus D should equal the figure given in Part A. Sometimes the figures won 1 t agree. In this case you will have to discuss this with the woman and find out which figure is wrong and change it.
These questions are often difficult with old people and large families. It will help if you list on a piece of paper all the children as you get the totals for the questionnaire. Ask older children to help with their aged mothers.
Put "0" when there are no children. Do not leave blank spaces for women 15 years old and over.

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Papua New Guinea 1980 — source variable PG1980A_CHHOMEF — Female children living in this household
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For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)
[Questions 15-16 were asked of females age 15+.]

15D. How many (of your children) live here with you?

____ Number of boys
____ Number of girls
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Section 6 - The census questions

Urban RNVs and rural villages

Question 15
This question has 4 parts, A, B, C and D.
For all females 15 years of age and older (born in 1965 or before)

A. How many children have you given birth?
B. Have any of your children died?
C. Do any live somewhere else?
D. How many live here with you?

Part D

'How many live here with you' can be completed from other entries on the form (e.g. question 2 and 3).
'The total of Part B plus C plus D should equal the figure given in Part A. Sometimes the figures won 1 t agree. In this case you will have to discuss this with the woman and find out which figure is wrong and change it.
These questions are often difficult with old people and large families. It will help if you list on a piece of paper all the children as you get the totals for the questionnaire. Ask older children to help with their aged mothers.
Put "0" when there are no children. Do not leave blank spaces for women 15 years old and over.

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Papua New Guinea 2000 — source variable PG2000A_CHHOMEM — Male children living in the household
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Continue only for all citizen women aged 15 years or more
[Questions 20-23 were asked of females age 15+.]

21. How many of [the respondent's] own children are living in this house?

____Boys
____Girls
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Records of births and deaths of children
The next four questions are about the number of children women have had, and the number of children who have died. This is important information to help us estimate how many people PNG will have in the future, and to help us plan for maternal and child health services.

Question 21: Number of own children at home

Q21. How many of your own children are living in this household?

____Boys
____Girls
Who to ask: Ask all PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more who said in Q20 that they have given birth to a child.

Get this information for: All PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more who have given birth to at least one child.

How to ask: Ask "How many of your own children live with you?". When a number is given, Ask "How many of these children are boys and how many are girls?".

How to record: Write the number of male children in the box for Boys, and female children in the box for Girls.


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Papua New Guinea 2000 — source variable PG2000A_CHHOMEF — Female children living in the household
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Continue only for all citizen women aged 15 years or more
[Questions 20-23 were asked of females age 15+.]

21. How many of [the respondent's] own children are living in this house?

____Boys
____Girls
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Records of births and deaths of children
The next four questions are about the number of children women have had, and the number of children who have died. This is important information to help us estimate how many people PNG will have in the future, and to help us plan for maternal and child health services.

Question 21: Number of own children at home

Q21. How many of your own children are living in this household?

____Boys
____Girls
Who to ask: Ask all PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more who said in Q20 that they have given birth to a child.

Get this information for: All PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more who have given birth to at least one child.

How to ask: Ask "How many of your own children live with you?". When a number is given, Ask "How many of these children are boys and how many are girls?".

How to record: Write the number of male children in the box for Boys, and female children in the box for Girls.


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Papua New Guinea 2000 — source variable PG2000A_CHAWAYM — Male children living elsewhere
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Continue only for all citizen women aged 15 years or more
[Questions 20-23 were asked of females age 15+.]

22. How many of [the respondent's] own children are living elsewhere?

____Boys
____Girls
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Records of births and deaths of children
The next four questions are about the number of children women have had, and the number of children who have died. This is important information to help us estimate how many people PNG will have in the future, and to help us plan for maternal and child health services.

Question 22: Number of own children living elsewhere.

Q22. How many of your own children are living elsewhere?

____Boys
____Girls
Who to ask: Ask all PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more who said in Q20 that they have given birth to a child.

Get this information for: All PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more who have given birth to at least one child.

How to ask: Ask "How many of your children live elsewhere?"
The children may have married, moved out of the village, or been adopted. They may be living on their own or with another household.
When a number is given, ask "How many of these children are boys and how many are girls.

How to record: Record the number of male children in the box for Boys, and the female children in the box for Girls.


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Papua New Guinea 2000 — source variable PG2000A_CHAWAYF — Female children living elsewhere
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Continue only for all citizen women aged 15 years or more
[Questions 20-23 were asked of females age 15+.]

22. How many of [the respondent's] own children are living elsewhere?

____Boys
____Girls
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Records of births and deaths of children
The next four questions are about the number of children women have had, and the number of children who have died. This is important information to help us estimate how many people PNG will have in the future, and to help us plan for maternal and child health services.

Question 22: Number of own children living elsewhere.

Q22. How many of your own children are living elsewhere?

____Boys
____Girls
Who to ask: Ask all PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more who said in Q20 that they have given birth to a child.

Get this information for: All PNG citizen women aged 15 years or more who have given birth to at least one child.

How to ask: Ask "How many of your children live elsewhere?"
The children may have married, moved out of the village, or been adopted. They may be living on their own or with another household.
When a number is given, ask "How many of these children are boys and how many are girls.

How to record: Record the number of male children in the box for Boys, and the female children in the box for Girls.


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Paraguay 1972 — source variable PY1972A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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IV. Population information

5. Only for women fifteen years of age and older:

How many have died?

____ Deceased
[] 00 None
[] 99 Unknown
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IV. Information about the Population


5. Fertility
These questions will be asked only of the women who are 15 years old and more, whatever her marital status (single, married, consensual union, widows, or separated).

You should note the total of children born alive that each woman 15 years old and more has had.
* Children born alive: These are the ones that at birth gave some sign of life, even if it was momentary (breathe, cry, move). You should note all of the children born alive, whether they were legitimate, illegitimate or natural, those born within the current marriage or union of the enumerated woman; those born in previous unions or marriages.

Also ask and note:

- How many of your children live in this house?
- How many live elsewhere?
- How many have died?


The sums of these three bits of information should be equal to the total of children born alive that the informant has declared. If it is different, try to determine the cause and correct the error.

In addition ask, what is the month and year of the birth of the last child born alive and if this child is currently alive.

These questions, whenever possible, should be done in private form and of each woman individually. Do not forget to ask these questions even of the unmarried women, even if you can suppose that they have not had children.

5. Only for women who are fifteen years old and more

How many children have you had who were born alive?

Of these:

How many live in this house?
How many live elsewhere?
How many have died?
When was your last child born?
Is this child still alive?

(Women fifteen years old and more)
Total of children ___ / [] 00 None / [] 99 Not known
In this house ___ / [] 00 None / [] 99 Not known
Elsewhere ___ / [] 00 None / [] 99 Not known
Dead ___ / [] 00 None / [] 99 Not known

Last child: Month ____ Year ____
Alive? [] 1 Yes / [] 2 No

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Paraguay 1982 — source variable PY1982A_CHPAR — Total children living in Paraguay
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Only for women 14 years of age and older

For those who answered "yes," ask the following questions:


How many currently live in Paraguay?

____ Total
____ Males
____ Females

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Question 10

[A depiction of question 10 to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]

If the answer is no or do not know, annul the rest of the questions in this box. If the answer is yes, ask the following questions.

How many children born alive have you had in total?

On the corresponding line write the total number of children born alive; the number of men and women, including those who are absent or who have died.

[A depiction of the question to the right of the preceding text and a drawing below the text are omitted here.]

How many of them currently live in Paraguay?

Write down the total number of men and women children who currently live in Paraguay, be it in the place of enumeration or in another district.

[A depiction of question to the right of the preceding text and a drawing below the text is omitted here.]

[P. 43]

How many of them currently live outside of the country?

Write down the total number of men and women children who currently reside outside of the country. Do not include those who are outside of the country on a visit or for business.

[A depiction of question and a drawing to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]

How many children have died?

[A depiction of question below the preceding text and a drawing to the left of the text is omitted here.]

Write down the total number of children, men and/or women, who have died. Do not include those born dead.

On what date was your last child born? Is that child still alive?

On the corresponding line write the day, month, and year of birth of the last child born alive.
Make an X in the corresponding box, indicating if this child is alive or dead.

[A depiction of question to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]


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Paraguay 1982 — source variable PY1982A_CHABRD — Total children living outside Paraguay
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Only for women 14 years of age and older

For those who answered "yes," ask the following questions:


How many currently live abroad?

____ Total
____ Males
____ Females

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Question 10

[A depiction of question 10 to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]

If the answer is no or do not know, annul the rest of the questions in this box. If the answer is yes, ask the following questions.

How many children born alive have you had in total?

On the corresponding line write the total number of children born alive; the number of men and women, including those who are absent or who have died.

[A depiction of the question to the right of the preceding text and a drawing below the text are omitted here.]

How many of them currently live in Paraguay?

Write down the total number of men and women children who currently live in Paraguay, be it in the place of enumeration or in another district.

[A depiction of question to the right of the preceding text and a drawing below the text is omitted here.]

[P. 43]

How many of them currently live outside of the country?

Write down the total number of men and women children who currently reside outside of the country. Do not include those who are outside of the country on a visit or for business.

[A depiction of question and a drawing to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]

How many children have died?

[A depiction of question below the preceding text and a drawing to the left of the text is omitted here.]

Write down the total number of children, men and/or women, who have died. Do not include those born dead.

On what date was your last child born? Is that child still alive?

On the corresponding line write the day, month, and year of birth of the last child born alive.
Make an X in the corresponding box, indicating if this child is alive or dead.

[A depiction of question to the right of the preceding text is omitted here.]


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Paraguay 1992 — source variable PY1992A_CHBORN — Children ever born
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Section IV. Population information

[Questions 19 through 21 were asked to females 14 years and above who ever had any live birth]


19. How many living sons and daughters do you currently have?

____ Number of living children
[] 00 None

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Only for women 14 years old and older.

The questions 18 and on refer to fertility. They will be asked only of women who are fourteen years old and older.

Question 18: Have you had a son (or daughter) born alive?

If she responds yes, continue asking questions 19 and on.

If she answers no, end the interview and continue with the next person.

Question 19: How many sons and daughters do you have that were born alive?

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In the box, write, with legible numbers, the number of sons/daughters that the woman had and those that are alive at this time. Mark the circle "none" if she does not have children who are alive.


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Paraguay 1992 — source variable PY1992A_CHDEAD — Number of children dead
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Section IV. Population information

[Questions 19 through 21 were asked to females 14 years and above who ever had any live birth]


20. How many sons and daughters born alive have died?

____ Number of deceased children
[] 00 None

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Only for women 14 years old and older.

The questions 18 and on refer to fertility. They will be asked only of women who are fourteen years old and older.

Question 18: Have you had a son (or daughter) born alive?

If she responds yes, continue asking questions 19 and on.

If she answers no, end the interview and continue with the next person.

Question 20: How many sons (and daughters) born alive have died?


Write, with legible numbers, the number of children that were born alive and then died. You should not register those that were born dead. If none died, mark the circle that corresponds to "none".


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Paraguay 2002 — source variable PY2002A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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Chapter H.

For women 12 years of age and older

33. How many sons and daughters are currently alive?

____ Total children alive
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H. Population information
For women twelve years old and older.

Question 31, 32, 33, 34, 35: Fertility, infant-juvenile mortality

33. How many sons and daughter are currently alive?

If the woman being enumerated declares that currently she has no child alive, you should write "0".

You should include all of the children, whatever the age and sex, whether they live with the mother or not and do not include the step-children or adopted children.


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Peru 1993 — source variable PE1993A_CHSURV — Children currently alive
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For women 12 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 20 -23]


21. How many of your children are currently alive?

____

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For women 12 years of age and older
[Applies to questions 20 - 23]


Question No. 21: How many of your children are currently alive?
Read the question and, according to the person's response, record in the box, using digits, the number of children reported.
[There is a picture of question 21 in this section of the Enumeration Form.]
If the person reports that they don't currently have any children who are alive, then record "0" in the box.
Remember that: You should take into account all of the children, whatever their age and sex may be, and whether they live with her [the mother] or not. Stepchildren and adopted children are not included in this question.


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Peru 2007 — source variable PE2007A_CHSURV — Children still living
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23. How many of your children are still living?
Total _ _
(If she has not living children, write 0)

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For women aged 12 and older
[Applies to questions 22-25]


Question 23: How many of your children are still living?
If the person answers that no children are currently living, write 0 in the appropriate space and go to the next question.


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Philippines 1990 — source variable PH1990A_CHSURV — Children still alive
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For Females 15-49 Years
[Questions P32-P35 apply to females 15-49 years old]


Fertility

P32. How many children have been born alive to [respondent]?

___ If none, enter "00".


P33. How many are still living?

___ If none, enter "00".


P34. How many children were born alive to [respondent] from May 1, 1989 to April 30 1990?

___ Enter actual number.

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P33 Number of Children Still Alive

Data on the number of children still living serve as an indicator of the mortality of live-born children.

The entry in this column refers to the live-born children reported in P33. Ask the question in P33, "How many of these are still living?".

Enter in this column the number of children who are still alive as of census date, 12:01 A.M. of May 1, 1990 whether such children are presently living with the household or not. Prefix 0 to entries less than 10.

In no case should the number in P34 exceed that in P33. If it does, verify from the respondent. It is possible that the respondent got mixed-up in reporting the number of children.

Thus, if a woman has an entry of 03 in P33, the same number should be reported in P34 if all' 3 children are still living as of census date.

If the entry in P33 is 00, enter also 00 in P34.

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Philippines 2010 — source variable PH2010A_CHSURV — Children still living
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Population Census Questions

Fertility indicators.

For all females 15 to 49 years old.

[Questions 24 through 27 were asked of females 15 to 49 years old]

P25. How many children are still living?

Write the number in the boxes.

Children still living _ _
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Columns P24 to P27 for All Females 15 to 49 Years old
Columns P24 to P27 are to be accomplished only for females 15 to 49 years old. For all other members, leave these columns blank.
Questions P24 to P27 are designed to collect necessary information for deriving fertility indicators. The fertility indicators are indispensable bases for studying population growth and changes in population's age structure, and their possible implications on the economic and social needs of the population.

P25-Number of Children Still Living
Data on the number of children who are still living are used in the calculation of mortality indicators.
Ask the respondent the question in P25: "How many childen are still living?" The answer to this question refers to the number of children still living out of the total number of children ever born reported in P24.
Enter in this column the number of children who are still alive as of census date, May 1, 2010 as of 12:01 a.m., whether such children are presently living with the household or not. Prefix "0" to entries less than 10.
In no case, however, should the number in P25 exceed that in P24. If it does, verify from the respondent which of the entries in P24 and P25 is correct. It is possible that the respondent got mixed up in reporting the number of children born alive and children still living.
If all children born of a woman are still living as of census date, then the entry in P25 should be equal to the entry in P24. For instance, if a woman has an entry of "03" in P24, the same number should be reported in P25, if all three children are still living as of census date.
If the entry in P24 is "00", enter also "00" in P25.


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Rwanda 1991 — source variable RW1991A_CHSURVM — Males surviving
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Women aged 12 years and older (born before August 1979).
[Questions P26-P33 were asked of women age 12+]


P28. Children surviving: number of boys still alive _ _

Of all the boys ever born to [the respondent] how many are still alive? Write 0 if none.


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Rwanda 1991 — source variable RW1991A_CHSURVF — Females surviving
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Women aged 12 years and older (born before August 1979).
[Questions P26-P33 were asked of women age 12+]


P29. Children surviving: Number of girls still alive _ _

Of all the girls ever born to [the respondent] how many are still alive? Write 0 if none.


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Rwanda 2002 — source variable RW2002A_CHLIVEM — Male children still alive
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D. Population aged 12 years or more
[Questions P26-P30.]

Females only (Women aged 12 years or more)
[Questions P27-P30.]


P28. Children surviving

Of all the children ever born to ____ how many are still alive?

Specify in the appropriate boxes the number of boys still alive and the number of girls still alive, according to the declaration of the interviewee.
- If no child were ever born (P27 = 00), write 00 in these boxes

_ _ M [boys]
_ _ F [girls]

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D. Questionnaire designed for persons 12 years old or more


Questions asked to persons of the female sex, of at least 12 years of age (P27 to P30)

The questions going from P27 to P30 aim at knowing:

The fertility of Rwandese women, that is their number of children ever born (P27).
The number of children surviving, that is who are still living (P28).
The number of children born alive during the past 12 months, either still alive or already deceased (P29 and P30).

Remark:
1. For female children aged less than 12 years, as for all persons of the male sex, the census enumerator will not write anything in P27, P28, P29 and P30.

2. These questions will be asked to all concerned persons in all discretion and privacy.

3. In order to ensure that all questions were asked, it is necessary to fill in the appropriate boxes with zeros "00" if the interviewed person never had any child.


P28: Children surviving/still living

The census enumerator will ask directly the question to a woman (or to a single mother) that is to say the number of male births she had ever had and those who are still alive and will write (the answer) in P28M. He/she will ask the same question about the number of female children, and will write it in P28F.

One will write zeros "00" in the appropriate boxes if there were no live birth to this woman.

Remark:
The number of children surviving (still alive) must be equal or smaller than the total number of children ever born.

This is why:

The number in box P27M must be equal or larger than that in box P28M.
The number in box P27F must be equal or larger than that in box P28F.


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Rwanda 2002 — source variable RW2002A_CHLIVEF — Female children still alive
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D. Population aged 12 years or more
[Questions P26-P30.]

Females only (Women aged 12 years or more)
[Questions P27-P30.]


P28. Children surviving

Of all the children ever born to ____ how many are still alive?

Specify in the appropriate boxes the number of boys still alive and the number of girls still alive, according to the declaration of the interviewee.
- If no child were ever born (P27 = 00), write 00 in these boxes

_ _ M [boys]
_ _ F [girls]

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D. Questionnaire designed for persons 12 years old or more


Questions asked to persons of the female sex, of at least 12 years of age (P27 to P30)

The questions going from P27 to P30 aim at knowing:

The fertility of Rwandese women, that is their number of children ever born (P27).
The number of children surviving, that is who are still living (P28).
The number of children born alive during the past 12 months, either still alive or already deceased (P29 and P30).

Remark:
1. For female children aged less than 12 years, as for all persons of the male sex, the census enumerator will not write anything in P27, P28, P29 and P30.

2. These questions will be asked to all concerned persons in all discretion and privacy.

3. In order to ensure that all questions were asked, it is necessary to fill in the appropriate boxes with zeros "00" if the interviewed person never had any child.


P28: Children surviving/still living

The census enumerator will ask directly the question to a woman (or to a single mother) that is to say the number of male births she had ever had and those who are still alive and will write (the answer) in P28M. He/she will ask the same question about the number of female children, and will write it in P28F.

One will write zeros "00" in the appropriate boxes if there were no live birth to this woman.

Remark:
The number of children surviving (still alive) must be equal or smaller than the total number of children ever born.

This is why:

The number in box P27M must be equal or larger than that in box P28M.
The number in box P27F must be equal or larger than that in box P28F.


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Rwanda 2012 — source variable RW2012A_CHSURVM — Male children alive
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Section P: Characteristics of population

[Questions 33-36 were asked of resident women aged 12 years or older.]

34. Among those children, how many are still alive?

Male _ _
Female _ _
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P33 to P36 for resident women aged 12 years or older

P34: Children are still alive
Ask: Among those children, how many are still alive?

Write the number of boys that are still alive in the box provided
Write the number of girls that are still alive in the box provided
If none or there had been live births but all had died, write "00" in appropriate sex for each sex and proceed to the next person.

For female headed households, you should be able to verify this information from P02 [relationship] and P03 [sex].

If for example the woman has only two boys and two girls then you should write "02" in P33 male and "02" in P33 female.


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Rwanda 2012 — source variable RW2012A_CHSURVF — Female children alive
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Section P: Characteristics of population

[Questions 33-36 were asked of resident women aged 12 years or older.]

34. Among those children, how many are still alive?

Male _ _
Female _ _
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P33 to P36 for resident women aged 12 years or older

P34: Children are still alive
Ask: Among those children, how many are still alive?

Write the number of boys that are still alive in the box provided
Write the number of girls that are still alive in the box provided
If none or there had been live births but all had died, write "00" in appropriate sex for each sex and proceed to the next person.

For female headed households, you should be able to verify this information from P02 [relationship] and P03 [sex].

If for example the woman has only two boys and two girls then you should write "02" in P33 male and "02" in P33 female.


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Senegal 2002 — source variable SN2002A_CHSURVM — Number of male children surviving
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Women aged 12 years and more
[Questions B21-B22 were asked of women aged 12 years and more]


B22. Number of children surviving

Record the number of children still alive, broken down by sex

Males: _____
Females: _____

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B22. Number of children surviving

Record the number of children still alive, broken down by sex. These are the children ever born to this woman, whoever the father, and who are still alive.
These children may live with their mother in the household, or may live elsewhere.


Note: Do no leave the box empty, and write '00' if there is no child surviving.

Write an oblique hyphen for women aged less than 12 years.


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Senegal 2002 — source variable SN2002A_CHSURVF — Number of female children surviving
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Women aged 12 years and more
[Questions B21-B22 were asked of women aged 12 years and more]


B22. Number of children surviving

Record the number of children still alive, broken down by sex

Males: _____
Females: _____

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B22. Number of children surviving

Record the number of children still alive, broken down by sex. These are the children ever born to this woman, whoever the father, and who are still alive.
These children may live with their mother in the household, or may live elsewhere.


Note: Do no leave the box empty, and write '00' if there is no child surviving.

Write an oblique hyphen for women aged less than 12 years.


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Senegal 2013 — source variable SN2013A_CHSURVM — Number of surviving male children
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B. Individual characteristics

Women aged 10 years and older
[Question B43-B46 were asked of resident women age 10 years or older.]

B45-B46. Surviving children

Of the live births declared, in B43 / 44, how many are still alive by sex?
_ _ B45. Male
_ _ B46. Female
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4.2. Part B: individual characteristics

B45/46: number of children still alive
Record the number of children still living according to sex. These are the children born alive to the woman regardless of the father and who are still alive. These children can live with their mother in the household or elsewhere.
NB: Do not leave blank, record 00 if there are no children still alive.


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Senegal 2013 — source variable SN2013A_CHSURVF — Number of surviving female children
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B. Individual characteristics

Women aged 10 years and older
[Question B43-B46 were asked of resident women age 10 years or older.]

B45-B46. Surviving children

Of the live births declared, in B43 / 44, how many are still alive by sex?
_ _ B45. Male
_ _ B46. Female
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4.2. Part B: individual characteristics

B45/46: number of children still alive
Record the number of children still living according to sex. These are the children born alive to the woman regardless of the father and who are still alive. These children can live with their mother in the household or elsewhere.
NB: Do not leave blank, record 00 if there are no children still alive.


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Sierra Leone 2004 — source variable SL2004A_CHSURV — Number of children still alive
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[Questions P26 - P33: Females age 10 years or older]

How many children have been born alive to [the respondent] who are:


P26. Male _ _
P27. Female _ _


Dead

P32. Male _ _
P33. Female _ _

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Columns P26 to P33 -- Fertility
These questions apply to all women age 10 years or older. For all males and for girls younger than 10 years, draw a straight line in each of these columns as appropriate.

134. These questions must be answered for all women age 10 years and older, irrespective of their marital status, and whatever their relationship to the head of the household.


P26 and P27 -- Total children born alive
135. In these columns you must record the number of children born alive by women age 10 years or older, even if the children) is/are dead.

136. A child born alive is one who cries or who shows some other signs of life after being born.

137. Include all children who have died, even if they died shortly after birth, all children who have grown up and left the house, all children born to other men as well as to the present husband.

Do not include:
138. Children who were born dead and did not show any sign of life, adopted children, children born to the present husband by another woman, grandchildren, nephews/nieces, etc.

P26 -- Total male births
139. Ask: "Has this woman borne any children?" if the answer is "Yes", then ask:
"How many male children has she borne alive?" Write the number in column P26. Record "00" if she has not had a live male birth. Always use two digits.

P27 -- Total female births

"How many female children has she borne alive?" Write the number in column P27. Record "00" if she has not had a live female birth. Always use two digits.


P32 -- Male children dead
145. Ask: "How many of the male children are dead?" Write the answer in column P32. Record "00" if she has no male child dead. Always use two digits.


P33 -- Female children dead
146. Ask: "How many of the female children are dead?" Write the answer in column P33. Record "00" if she has no female child dead. Always use two digits.


147. Sometimes a woman may forget to mention children who died in infancy and does not wish to be reminded of painful events; you must therefore put this question tactfully and sympathetically.

148. If a woman has never borne a child, record "00" in each of the eight columns. Similarly, if a woman has children in one or two categories only enter the numbers as appropriate and record "00" in the remaining column or columns. Never leave them blank.

149. You have to be careful when you record answers pertaining to the total number of children borne by a woman in her lifetime. The total number of children ever born by a woman will not likely exceed 17 and use that number as a guide. You must therefore probe further if the total number of children recorded for a woman in P26 and P27 exceeds 17.


[Questions P26 - P33: Females age 10 or older]


P32-33 Dead (record as given) ("00" No child)

[] M __
[] F __


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South Africa 1996 — source variable ZA1996A_CHILDLIV — Number of children still living
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Question 15 should be answered for all females in the household born before 10 October 1984 (12 years or older): for others, enter n/a (not applicable)


15.2. _ _ How many of her children are still living?


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South Africa 2001 — source variable ZA2001A_CHSURV — Total children still living
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Ask of women aged between 12 and 50 years (born between 1951 and 1989)


P-20a. Still living

If the person has ever given live birth:
_ _ How many [total] children, are still alive?
_ _ How many boys are still alive?
_ _ How many girls are still alive?
For example, if 2 children of the 3 given in P-20 are still alive, 1 boy and 1 girl, write:
[Example shows 02 for total, 01 for boys and 01 for girls.]

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Question P-20a -- Children still living
Ask this question of all women who answered "1 or more" to Question P-20, i.e. who have ever given birth to live babies.

Adjust your questions according to the answers given in Question P-20. E.g., if the woman has only had boys there is no need to ask about girls here. Just write 00 in the girls boxes.

If boys:
"How many boys are still alive (were still alive on the census night, i.e. 10 Oct)?"

If girls:
"How many girls are still alive (were still alive on the census night, i.e. 10 Oct)?"

Write the answers in the boxes for boys and girls. Add the two together for the total, then ask the respondent if this number of children is still alive.

The total here cannot be greater than the total for children ever born alive in P-21. If the total is greater, probe. The answers to these questions must be consistent.

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South Africa 2007 — source variable ZA2007A_CHSURVH — Total children surviving and living in the household
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Section F: Fertility - ask of women aged 12 to 50 years (born between and including 1957 and 1995) listed on the flap
[Questions P-40 to P-47.]


P-42 Total children surviving and living in this household

a. How many of (the person's) children are still alive and living with her in this household, including grown-ups?
_ _
b. How many are boys?
_ _
c. How many are girls?
_ _

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5.7. Section F: Fertility

This section is to be asked only of women aged 12 to 50 years (born between and including 1957 and 1995) listed on the flap.


(P-42): Total children surviving and living in this household:
a. How many of (the person's) children are still alive and living with her in this household, including grown-ups?
b. How many are boys?
c. How many are girls?

Confirm that the total of b. and c. matches a. If there are any discrepancies, probe.

The total cannot be greater than the total for children ever born alive in P-42.


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South Africa 2007 — source variable ZA2007A_CHSURVE — Total children surviving and living elsewhere
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Section F: Fertility - ask of women aged 12 to 50 years (born between and including 1957 and 1995) listed on the flap
[Questions P-40 to P-47.]


P-43 Total children surviving and living elsewhere

a. How many of (the person's) children are still alive and living elsewhere, including grown-ups?
_ _
b. How many are boys?
_ _
c. How many are girls?
_ _

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5.7. Section F: Fertility

This section is to be asked only of women aged 12 to 50 years (born between and including 1957 and 1995) listed on the flap.


(P-43): Total children surviving and living elsewhere:
a. How many of (the person's) children are still alive and living elsewhere, including grown-ups?
b. How many are boys?
c. How many are girls?

Confirm that the total of b. and c. matches a. If there are any discrepancies, probe.

The total for P-42 plus P-43 cannot be greater than the total for children ever born alive in P-41.


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South Africa 2016 — source variable ZA2016A_CHSURV — Total number of children still alive
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3. Person information

[3.7] Household members

[3.7.8] Fertility
Now, I am going to ask you questions about your biological children.

[3.7.8.3] How many of the respondent's children are still alive? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


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South Sudan 2008 — source variable SS2008A_CHSURV — Children surviving

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Sudan 2008 — source variable SD2008A_CHSURV — Children surviving
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Number of children ever born alive
[Questions 26 - 32: Women aged 12 to 54 years (if in North Sudan only complete this section for women who are or have ever been married)]
If no children, write "00"


27. How many of these children are living with [the respondent] in this household?

Male _ _
Female _ _


28. How many of those children are living elsewhere (not in this household)?

Male _ _
Female _ _

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Q27 "How many of those children are living with [the respondent] in this household?" Continuing with the same female respondent, ask question 27.
  • Write the total number of male children who are living with the mother in the household in the boxes under the column "male."
  • Write the total number of female children living with the mother in the household in the boxes under the column "female".
  • Remember to use two digits. If there are no male children living with the mother write "00" in the male column. Do the same for female children.
  • Shade in the numbers corresponding to the numbers written in the boxes.
  • Ask if any of these children living with the mother in the same household spent census night in the household.
  • If so, check that they are listed in question 1.
  • If the respondent had failed to identify any child who spent census night in the household, then you must write down their names in question 1 and go back to Q1-Q14 and gather information on the missed children after you complete questions 26 through 32.


Q28 "How many of those children are living elsewhere (not in this household)?" Continuing with the same respondent ask question 28.

  • Write the reported number of male and female children reported as living elsewhere in the boxes under the respective male and female columns.
  • Note that this question is split with the part referring to males in the first row and the part referring to females on the second row.
  • Remember to use two digits. If there are no male or female children living elsewhere write "00" in their respective columns.
  • Shade in the numbers corresponding to the numbers written in the boxes.


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Suriname 2004 — source variable SR2004A_CHSURVF — Female children still living
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Personal form

Women aged 12 to 64
[Questions P26 through P30 were asked of women aged 12 to 64.]

P27. How many children of this woman are currently alive?

If: NONE, enter: 0 / 0

_ a. Daughters
_ b. Sons

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Suriname 2004 — source variable SR2004A_CHSURVM — Male children still living
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Personal form

Women aged 12 to 64
[Questions P26 through P30 were asked of women aged 12 to 64.]

P27. How many children of this woman are currently alive?

If: NONE, enter: 0 / 0

_ a. Daughters
_ b. Sons

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Suriname 2012 — source variable SR2012A_CHSURV — Children still alive
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Personal module

Women aged 15 to 64
[Questions P46 - P49 were asked of women aged 15 to 64.]

P47. How many of this woman's children are currently alive?

____ Total
____ Daughters
____ Sons
[] 97 Don't know
[] 99 No response

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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_CHSURVHF — Female children surviving and living here
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Females 12 years and older
[Applied to questions 19 to 22]


19. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now living in this household?

If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_CHSURVEF — Female children surviving and living elsewhere
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Females 12 years and older
[Applied to questions 19 to 22]


20. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now living elsewhere?

If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_CHSURVHM — Male children surviving and living in this household
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19. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now living in this household?
If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 1988 — source variable TZ1988A_CHSURVEM — Male children surviving and living elsewhere
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Females 12 years and older
[Applied to questions 19 to 22]


20. How many children were born alive to [the respondent] and who are now living elsewhere?

If none, enter "00".
Indicate the sex of the children:
____ Males
____ Females


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Tanzania 2002 — source variable TZ2002A_CHSURV — Total children surviving
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E. Female respondents age 12 and older
[Questions 21-24.]
Children ever born


21. How many male/female children were born alive to [respondent] and are now living with her in this household?

If she is not staying with any of her children, write "00".
Male _ _
Female _ _


22. How many male/female children were born alive to [respondent] and are now living elsewhere?

If she has no child living elsewhere, write "00"
Male _ _
Female _ _


23. How many male/female children were born alive to [respondent] and are now dead?

If none of her children has died, write "00".
Male _ _
Female _ _


24. How many male/female children were born alive to [respondent] in the last 12 months?

If no child was born alive in the last 12 months, write "0". Don't ask females age 50 and and older.
Male _ _
Female _ _

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E. Women with the age of 12 and above
This part is important so, you should be very careful when asking questions and filling in the answers. Questions 21 to 24 are specifically for women age 12 and older.
All men (without age consideration) and women younger than 12 years should not be asked these questions. You acquire every detail about the number of children born alive from the woman you are interviewing for the whole period, up to the night before the Census day.
[p. 62]
It is stressed that a baby born "alive" is one who shows signs of being alive (he/she breathed or cried), even if for a short time. Please make sure that the children mentioned by the respondent are only those she gave birth to, not those she is raising.
Remember that the night before the Census day is the one between the 24th and the 25th of August, 2002.Therefore, all babies born after the night before the Census day should not be counted, though they will be in that household when your enumerating those in the household. For example, all children born after midnight in the night between August 24th and 25th, 2002 are not to be counted. This may happen when you are forced take more than a day to enumerate in your area.
The answers are to be given by all women age 12 and older without taking into consideration their marital status. Even if she is still in school or university, as long as she is 12 or older, she must be asked this question.
Note: Questions about births are to be answered by the respective woman, for she is the one who knows her birth history.
It is possible to meet women who do not want to give information about their children. There are different reasons that may lead to this situation, but make sure you get the correct information about the live births from that woman. If this situation arises, seek for help from the street/village chairman/sheha or any leader in that area.


Question 21: How many children have you given birth to? How many are male? How many are female? How many are living with you here?
This question wants to know the number of children born alive to the woman you interview, and how many live with their mother in the household. Don't forget to ask how many are male and how many are female. Write the answers using two digits and shade the corresponding space.
[Illustration for question 21 is omitted]
[p. 63]
For example, if a woman has two male children, then shade code "02" in the space provided for male children and code "00" in the place provided for female children. If a woman does not live with the children or has never given birth to a live child, write "00" and shade the appropriate space depending on the sex of the child.


Question 22: How many children have you given birth to who live in other places?
If a mother has children who live away from where you found her, write their total number differentiating between males and females and shading the corresponding spaces.
It must be stressed that if the children live near the mother's household (example in the same village), they should be considered as living away from the mother. If a woman does not have any male children who live away or doesn't have any children, write "00" and shade the corresponding space.
[Illustration for question 22 is omitted]
Note: Use two digits when filling the number of children.


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Tanzania 2012 — source variable TZ2012A_CHSURV — Number of children surviving
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E. Females aged 12 years and above
[Questions 28-32 were asked of females aged 12+]

Children ever born

28. How many male/female children were born alive to [the respondent] and are now living with you/her in this household?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

If she is not living with any of her children, write and shade '00'.

29. How many male/female children were born alive to [the respondent] and are now living elsewhere?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

If she has no children living elsewhere, write and shade '00'.

30. How many male/female children were born alive to [the respondent] and are now unfortunately dead?

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

If none of her children has died, write and shade '00'.
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Question 28 to 32 aims to understand the fertility trends in our communities, including child born alive but died [i.e., stillbirth and neonatal or perinatal deaths], and children born alive in the past twelve months and whether they're still alive.

Explanation/clarification of the question: The purpose of these questions is to get the fertility rate in the country.

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Thailand 1970 — source variable TH1970A_CHSURV — Number of children still alive
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Only for persons 11 years and over
[Questions 17-24.]


Number of children ever born alive:

[Ask only women who have been married]

18. Total born alive ______

19. Still living ______

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[From column 17 to column 24, ask only persons age 11 years or older.]


Column 19: Number of children ever born alive who are still living
Ask: "From the number of children even born alive, how many of them are still living as of 0:00 am of April 1, 1970?"
Record the number of children ever born alive who are still living as of 0:00 am of April 1, 1970 in this column.

In the case where there are some number of children ever born alive in column 18, but none of them is still living, record "none" in column 19.

If record "none" in column 18, do not ask this question and write a dash in this column.

Ever-married women refer to women whose marital status in column 17 is married, widowed, divorced, or separated.

For the nuns whose marital status is "nun-ever married", ask for the number of children ever born alive as well.


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Thailand 1980 — source variable TH1980A_CHSURV — Children still living
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For person 11 years and older or those who were born before and in the year 1968.
For ever-married women.
[Questions L22-L25 were asked of women age 11 and over who have ever been married.]


L23. Number of children who have ever been born living in this household_ _


L24. Number of children who have ever been born living elsewhere _ _

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3.21 Children Ever Born:

The children who live at birth even though the children have lived at a single moment after birth.

For infants who are not breathing at birth is classified as death before delivery and are not counted as children ever born.

Number of children ever born means the children who live at the delivery, and still living, or surviving until the time of census.

Number of children ever born excludes:

a) Children who are not breathing at birth or dead before delivery.
b) Aborted
c) Step son/daughter or foster son/daughter of the women.
Columns 22 - 29

Ask those who are 11 years old and over, or who were born before or in 1968 (Monkey year)

Columns 22 - 25

Ask only ever married women

Columns 23 -25 Children ever born (as at 0.00 hour of April 1, 1980)

Column 23 Number of children ever born in this household

Ask ever married women "Let me know, [person's name], how many of your children ever born?"

Record the number of children ever born who are living in the household corresponding to the line of the women being asked.

If the woman has not any child ever born at all, record "00" in _ _ corresponding to the line of the woman.

Column 24 Number of children ever born who live in other places

Ask "How many of your children ever born who live in other places?"

Record number of children ever born who live in other places in _ _ corresponding to the line of the woman in this column.

If the women have no children ever born who live in _ _ other places, record "00" in corresponding to the line of the woman.


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Thailand 1990 — source variable TH1990A_CHSURV — Number of children surviving
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Children ever born
(excluding step child and adopted child)
For ever married women (codes codes 2-6 in S8)


L21. Number of children ever born living in this household
How many children ever born does (name) have and live in this household? _ _

If none, record '00'.


L22. Number of children ever born living outside household
How many children still living outside household does (name) have?

If none record '00'.


L23. Number of children ever born who have died
How many children ever born who have died does (name) have?

If none record '00'.

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Columns 21-23: Number of ever born children (as of 12:00 a.m. of 1 April 1990), excluding step-children and adopted children of the woman
[Ask only ever married women who record codes 2-6 in Column 8]


Column 21: Number of ever born children in this household
Ask "......... (name) ........... how many children were ever born in this household?"
Record the number of ever born children that live in this household on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.
If there is no ever born child in this household, record "00" on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.


Column 22: Number of ever born children who live elsewhere
Ask: "........ (name) ....... how many of your ever born children who live elsewhere?"
Record the number of ever born children who live elsewhere on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.
If there is no ever born child who lives elsewhere, record "00" on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.


Column 23: Number of ever born children who died
Ask: "........ (name) ....... how many of your ever born children who died?"
Record the number of ever born children who died elsewhere on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.
If there is no ever born child who died, record "00" on the line that corresponds to that particular woman.
For ever married women who never have children, record "00" on the same line of that particular woman in column 21, 22, and 23.


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Thailand 2000 — source variable TH2000A_CHSURV — Number of living children
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For ever married women ages 13 years and over (code 2-6 in S13)

[Questions L20-21 were asked of ever married women ages 13 years and older of their ever born children excluding step and adopted children.]


L20. Number of living children_ _

If none, record "00"

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24. Children ever born
This refers to a child who was alive at birth, even though the child may not have lived after birth. For infants not breathing at birth, they are classified as dead before delivery or aborted. Step or foster children are not counted as children ever born.


24.1 Living children
These are children who were alive at delivery and at the time of the census.


Column L20, L21, L22 Number of living children, number of children ever born who had died, number of new born babies last year (excluding step children and adopted children)

Ask only persons 13 years and over, recorded code 2 in column S4 and recorded code 2-6 in column S13.


Column L20: Number of living children

The question asked [of respondent]: "How many living children do you have?"
Record the number of living children in the check boxes provided on the line for that particular woman.


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Togo 1960 — source variable TG1960A_CHSURVM — Number of male children surviving
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10. Number of children
(This question must be asked to women only)

Alive children
_ Male
_ Female
Total children ever born
_ Male
_ Female
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Column 10: Number of children
This column is only completed for women: it should be checked that it this has been done correctly, for boys on the one hand and girls on the other: Number of children living, total number born. In the contrary case, enter N.D. (xx) for "total born" and the number of children recorded on the Collective sheet corresponds to that indicated in the column "living" and N.D. (xx) in each column if no verification is possible. Proceed in the same fashion if one or other of the questions concerning children have remained without response.

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Togo 1960 — source variable TG1960A_CHSURVF — Number of female children surviving
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10. Number of children
(This question must be asked to women only)

Alive children
_ Male
_ Female
Total children ever born
_ Male
_ Female
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Column 10: Number of children
This column is only completed for women: it should be checked that it this has been done correctly, for boys on the one hand and girls on the other: Number of children living, total number born. In the contrary case, enter N.D. (xx) for "total born" and the number of children recorded on the Collective sheet corresponds to that indicated in the column "living" and N.D. (xx) in each column if no verification is possible. Proceed in the same fashion if one or other of the questions concerning children have remained without response.

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Togo 2010 — source variable TG2010A_CHSURV2 — Children surviving
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Economic activities

Female residents of 12 or more of age
[columns P25-29]

(P26) Living children

How many living children do you currently have?

Write down the declared number according to gender in the appropriate boxes. If none put 00 in the boxes
_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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D- Fertility

Columns P25, P26, P27, P28 and P29 only concern resident persons of the female sex aged 12 or more (those born before November 1998). Check for this purpose column P04 for sex and column P06 for date of birth or age.

For female resident persons aged less than 12 and men, these columns are without purpose and will be filled by dashes.

Column P26: Children currently living

Pose the following question: "Among these births, how many boys are currently living? And how many girls are currently living?" Then record the total number of boys living in the boxes marked "M" for male and the total number of girls living in the boxes marked "F" for female.

Example: Awa has 2 boys and 2 girls currently living, record in the boxes as follows:

P26:
M /_0_2/
F /_0_2/

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Trinidad and Tobago 2011 — source variable TT2011A_CHSURV — Number of children still alive
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Section 8 Fertility - For Females Fourteen to fifty-four (14-54) Years

27. Children ever born (live born)

(a) How many live born children has (N) [the respondent] ever had and how many are males and females?

_ _ Total
_ _ Female
_ _ Male
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(b) How many of (N's) [the respondent's] live born children are still alive and how many are males and females?

_ _ Total
_ _ Female
_ _ Male
[] 09 NS
Interviewer: If none, skip to Q.31

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Turkey 1985 — source variable TR1985A_CHSURV — Number of living children
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Part IV: Questions on personal characteristics


Fertility
(Ask married, widowed and divorced females age 12 or older)
[Questions 30-33 were asked of ever married females age 12 or older]


31. How many of the children to whom you gave birth are alive now? ____

[Question 31 was asked of ever married females age 12 or older who have ever given birth.]

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Section IV: Questions regarding individual characteristics (11-42)
This section includes questions (questions 11-42) about the population's social and economic characteristics. In this section, only write the characteristics of those people present at the time and place where the census is being conducted.
Whether or not the household head is at home, be absolutely sure to begin by first writing his/her name and surname on the first line of Section IV, together with all of his/her characteristics (from question 11 to question 42). Take care that the household head's name and surname entered in this section is identical to the one written in in the first line of Section III.
After writing down all of the characteristics of the household head, whether he/she is at home or not, also write down all the characteristics of the other household members at home, beginning from the oldest and proceeding in order of age, from oldest to youngest. After the household members, write onto the dotted line in printed letters, in order of their ages, the names surnames and all the characteristics of those, who, while being present at home, are not household members. Answer questions with a box, by placing an "X" into it.


(Questions 29-42 are for persons age 12 or older)


Fertility status (30 - 33)
(Married, widowed, or divorced women age 12 or older)


(Ask questions 31-33 to women who experienced a live birth [according to] question 30)


Question 31: Of these children of yours that had been born, how many are presently alive?

Write in numeric form the number of living children that the woman gave live-birth to until the moment of the census, whatever their ages or gender and wherever they happen to be located. For women, none of whose children survived, write "0".


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Fertility
(Ask married, widowed, and divorced females age 12 or older)
[Questions 22-26 were asked of married, widowed, and divorced females age 12 or older]


23. How many of the children you have given birth are alive now?____

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Section IV: Questions regarding individual characteristics (8-34)
This section includes questions (Questions 8-34) about the population's social and economic characteristics. In this section, only write the characteristics of those people present at the time and place where the census is being conducted. Whether the household head is at home or not, be absolutely sure to begin by first writing his/her name and surname on the first line of Section IV, together with all of his/her characteristics (from Question 8 to Question 34). Take care that the household head's name and surname entered in this section are identical to the ones written in the first line of Section III.
After writing down all of the characteristics of the household head, whether he/she is at home or not, (except for household members not at home) also write down all the characteristics of all the household members who are present at home, beginning from the oldest and proceeding in order of age, from oldest to youngest. After the household members, write using printed letters into the pertinent section and in order of their ages the names surnames and all the characteristics of those who, while being present at home, are not household members (guests). Answer questions with a box by placing an "X" into it.


[Questions 21-34 are for persons age 12 or older]


Fertility status (22-26)
(Married, widowed, or divorced women age 12 or older)


Question 23: Of these children of yours that had been born alive, how many are presently alive?

Write in numeric form into the space for the answer ["Answer section"], the number of living children that the woman gave live-birth to until the moment of the census, whatever their ages and gender and wherever they happen to be. For women, none of whose children had survived, write "0". Do not ask Questions 24, 25 and 26 to women older than 51.


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Turkey 2000 — source variable TR2000A_CHSURVF — Female children surviving
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Ask women age 12 or older who are married, widowed or divorced.
[Questions 31 - 33 were asked of women age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced.]


32. How many children (female or male) have you ever given birth?

[Question 32 was asked of females age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced, and have ever given birth, as per question 32.]

Female _ _
Male _ _


33. How many of these children are still alive?

[Question 33 was asked of females age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced, and have ever given birth, as per question 32]

Female _ _
Male _ _

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Questions 31, 32, and 33 are to be asked of women age 12 or older, replying to question 30 with the answer that they were married, that their husband had died, or that they were divorced.


Question 33. Of these children of yours, how many are presently alive?

Whatever the age and gender of the children to whom the woman gave (live) birth, and regardless of whether they are living in that house or not, the number of living children is to be entered in numeric form separately into the "Female" and "Male" sections, respectively. In situations where it is only female or male children that are alive, a "0" is to be entered either into the female or male box, depending for which of these [genders] there are no children.

For women among whom none of the children they had given birth to had survived as of the time of the census, "0" is to be entered both into the "Female" and "Male" boxes.

Attention! The gender-specific total numbers obtained in the answer to question 33, should be equal to or less than the total numbers in the responses to question 32. (The number of a woman's surviving children, is equal to or less than the number of children she gave birth to).

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Turkey 2000 — source variable TR2000A_CHSURVM — Male children surviving
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Ask women age 12 or older who are married, widowed or divorced.
[Questions 31 - 33 were asked of women age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced.]


32. How many children (female or male) have you ever given birth?

[Question 32 was asked of females age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced, and have ever given birth, as per question 32.]

Female _ _
Male _ _


33. How many of these children are still alive?

[Question 33 was asked of females age 12 or older who are married, widowed, or divorced, and have ever given birth, as per question 32]

Female _ _
Male _ _

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Questions 31, 32, and 33 are to be asked of women age 12 or older, replying to question 30 with the answer that they were married, that their husband had died, or that they were divorced.


Question 33. Of these children of yours, how many are presently alive?

Whatever the age and gender of the children to whom the woman gave (live) birth, and regardless of whether they are living in that house or not, the number of living children is to be entered in numeric form separately into the "Female" and "Male" sections, respectively. In situations where it is only female or male children that are alive, a "0" is to be entered either into the female or male box, depending for which of these [genders] there are no children.

For women among whom none of the children they had given birth to had survived as of the time of the census, "0" is to be entered both into the "Female" and "Male" boxes.

Attention! The gender-specific total numbers obtained in the answer to question 33, should be equal to or less than the total numbers in the responses to question 32. (The number of a woman's surviving children, is equal to or less than the number of children she gave birth to).

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Uganda 1991 — source variable UG1991A_CHSURV — Children still alive
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For all women aged twelve years and over

[Columns for Persons 1 through 10 appear in the sheet with space to answer Questions 19 - 22.]

19. How many children has this woman borne? (if none write 0)
20. How many are still alive? (if none write 0)


21. When was the last child born?

____ month
____ year


22. Is the child still alive? (yes or no)

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120. The next set of questions, 14. to 18, apply to all persons aged 10 or over. Look back at the age you have entered for each person. For those aged 0 to 9 years write "N/A" for question 14 and leave the rest of the column blank.


Question 17 and 18 Activity Status and Occupation

134. Questions 17 and 18 are concerned with how people provide for themselves, how they make their living. The questions apply to women as well as to men.

135. In the week before census night, almost everyone in Uganda will have done something to provide for him or herself. It is your job to discover and record what each person did. It does not matter whether they had a job or were paid for what they did. A person who farmed or fished or replaced thatch on a roof or cultivated a vegetable garden worked. So did people who were in paid employment.

136. Ask the questions as they are set out here and on the questionnaire and talk about each member of the household until you understand what he or she did in the way of making a living last week. Make entries on the questionnaire only when you have the picture clear in your mind.


Question 18 Occupation Last Week

144. "What kind of work did the person do?"

145. If the person was "employed", "self-employed" or "unpaid" we require an exact description of what the person did. For others write "N/A".

146. Remember that we are interested in the main or most important activity. It is sometimes difficult to get an exact answer but you should aim always to provide a two or three word description of what the person did - for example, "sales manager", "typist clerk", "motor mechanic", "foreman carpenter", "primary teacher", "forklift operator". Avoid general terms such as "operator", "clerk", "manager" "selling", "business" or "civil servant". We need to know just what it was the person operated, what kind of a clerk or mechanic, whether a teacher taught in primary or secondary school or at university, whether the person was selling vegetables on the roadside or operating a retail shop or selling motor spares, whether the civil servant was an office messenger, a filing clerk, an executive officer, a government medical doctor or a permanent secretary.

147. Speak to the person concerned whenever possible. Members of the household are often vague as to the occupations of others.

148. If the person is in employment you may find you get a better idea of his/her job by asking for the job title and recording that.

149. Many people may be described as "farmers" or "peasants". It is important that we know what kind of farmers they are.

150. A person living in his/her village, who worked in village or subsistence agriculture last week and who did no other work may be entered as "peasant farmer" which you may shorten to "p farmer". Such a person may do a variety of tasks in growing or gathering produce to feed and clothe his/her family and may sell some produce but is not a commercial farmer.

151. If the person grows crops such as coffee or cotton or raises chickens or other livestock mainly for sale enter them as "coffee grower", "cotton farmer", "market gardener" or as the case may be.

152. Many of these farmers engage in more than one activity but in describing their work you should pick the main activity - the one to which most time is given - the one which the person regards as most important - the one which is commercial.

153. A person may not have worked last week because he or she was temporarily absent from work. In such cases ask about the person's normal occupation. A teacher on holiday, for example, may not have been teaching last week because the schools are closed, but the occupation should be entered as "primary teacher" or "secondary teacher" as the case may be.

154. The next set of questions, 19 to 22, applies to all women aged 12 or over.

155. An answer is required of all women in this category whether or not they are married, whether or not they are still attending school, and whether or not you think they may have borne children.

156. If the person is male or is a girl aged 0-11 years, write "N/A" on line 19 and leave the rest of the column blank.

157. If possible, speak to the woman herself. She will know about the children she has borne and will be able to answer the question more accurately than anyone else.

158. We are concerned with the number of children a woman has borne alive. A child born alive is one who cries after being born. Do not include still births - that is children who did not cry.

159. Ask, "Has this woman borne any children?"

160. If the woman has never borne any children alive, write "0" on lines 19 and 20 and leave lines 21 and 22 blank.

161. If the woman has borne a child or children, ask
"How many children has she borne?"

162. Write the number on line 19. The census is concerned with all the children a woman has borne. Include children who have grown up and left home, children borne by the women to other men as well as her present husband, her children who are living away from home and children who have died even if they died shortly after birth. Be careful to include young babies.

163. Do not include adopted children or step children or children who live with the household but were not borne by the woman herself.

164. "How many of the children she has borne are still alive?"

165. Write the number of children still alive.

166. "When was the last child born?"

167. Record the month and year for children born between 1985 and 1990. For children born before 1985 it will be enough to record the year of birth.

168. "Is the child still alive?"

169. Write "yes" or "no" as appropriate.

170. You have completed particulars of persons in the household. Now check,

that there is no one else you should have included,
that no line has been left blank if it should have been completed,
that others can read what you have written,
that the information you have recorded agrees item with item.


171. If you find that things have gone wrong or there are mistakes or omissions put them right. The record must be complete and accurate before you leave the household.

172. When you are satisfied that the particulars of all persons are correctly recorded, turn over the page and complete the remaining sections of the questionnaire.

173. Record the particulars of disabled persons, the household information and housing conditions on the back of the first page relating to the household. If you have used two or more pages for particulars of persons because there were more than ten in the household on census night, draw a diagonal line across the household particulars on second and subsequent pages.

174. If you are enumerating persons in institutions or in the floating population, leave these sections blank.

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Uganda 2002 — source variable UG2002A_CHHH — Children in household
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For women aged twelve (12) to fifty four (54) years


For all children ever born

P23 How many children has name borne? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P24 How many are living in this household? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P25 How many are alive, but living elsewhere? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P26 How many are dead? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

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Child Birth History
170. Questions P23 to P30, apply to All Women Aged 12 - 54 Years.
171. An answer is required of all women in this age category irrespective of whether or not they are married, whether or not they are still attending school, and whether or not they may have produced children.
172. If the person is male or is a girl aged 0-11 years, or a woman aged 55 years or more write "N/A" for Question P23 and leave the rest of the column blank.
173. We are concerned with the number of children a woman has borne alive. A child born alive is one who cries after being born, breathes or shows any evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles. Do not include stillbirths - that is children who are delivered when they were already dead.
174. Remember to use a two-digit code for all the questions in this section except P28 and P29 which require a one-digit code.
175. It is important that you speak to the woman herself. Some women may not be willing to give information about the exact numbers of children they have produced, if they know that some of them do not belong to their current husband and they are living somewhere else. The female herself will know about the children she has borne and will be able to answer the question more accurately than anyone else.
176. Ask questions P23 - P26 separately for male and female children.


Question P24: Children Living in the Household
Ask, "How many are living in this Household?"
180. Write the number of children living with her in the Household for this question. Use the same format as used in Question P23.


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Uganda 2002 — source variable UG2002A_CHAWAY — Children elsewhere
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For women aged twelve (12) to fifty four (54) years


For all children ever born

P23 How many children has name borne? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P24 How many are living in this household? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P25 How many are alive, but living elsewhere? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

P26 How many are dead? (Write number, if none, write "00") male ___ female ___

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Child Birth History
170. Questions P23 to P30, apply to All Women Aged 12 - 54 Years.
171. An answer is required of all women in this age category irrespective of whether or not they are married, whether or not they are still attending school, and whether or not they may have produced children.
172. If the person is male or is a girl aged 0-11 years, or a woman aged 55 years or more write "N/A" for Question P23 and leave the rest of the column blank.
173. We are concerned with the number of children a woman has borne alive. A child born alive is one who cries after being born, breathes or shows any evidence of life such as beating of the heart, pulsation of the umbilical cord or definite movement of voluntary muscles. Do not include stillbirths - that is children who are delivered when they were already dead.
174. Remember to use a two-digit code for all the questions in this section except P28 and P29 which require a one-digit code.
175. It is important that you speak to the woman herself. Some women may not be willing to give information about the exact numbers of children they have produced, if they know that some of them do not belong to their current husband and they are living somewhere else. The female herself will know about the children she has borne and will be able to answer the question more accurately than anyone else.
176. Ask questions P23 - P26 separately for male and female children.


Question P25: Children Living Elsewhere
Ask, "How many are alive but living elsewhere?"
181. Write the number of children living elsewhere. Use the same format as used in Question P23.


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Uganda 2014 — source variable UG2014A_CHSURV — Number of children surviving
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Section 1: Particulars of household members

For females (12-54 years) only

P28 Of the total children ever borne, how many are alive? Among these children, how many are boys and how many are girls? If the woman has never given birth, record 00 in the boxes below. 97 = N/A.

_ _ Total
_ _ Boys
_ _ Girls

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Uruguay 1975 — source variable UY1975A_CHALIVE2 — Number of children currently alive (edited)
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(IV) Other characteristics (for women 15 years old or older)


19. Have you had children born alive?

Mark the corresponding box.

[] 1 Yes
[] 2 No
[] 9 Not known

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G. Information of the people
169. Once the Section "F. Information of the home" is finished, you should ask the population questions to each one of the people who you are to enumerate.

When possible, you should try to make each person provide you with their own information. Only in the case of a person who is absent at the time of your visit, or if it concerns children, will you receive their information from a third party.

In each home, you will enumerate all people who slept in it the night before the "Day of the Census" or who, being absent this night for reasons of work, return to the home during the day. In such form, a doctor who did not sleep in his/her house because of being on guard in a hospital will be enumerated in their home. On the contrary, a traveler who spent many days away from their home will be enumerated in the place slept in during the night before the "Day of the Census."


253. For question no. 15 "Of the following types of activities, which did you do last week?", you should read the list of possible answers, one by one and in the order that is presented in the Census document, waiting for an affirmative answer. When you get it, mark the corresponding box with an "X", and do not read the following alternatives.

[p. 73]

As you will observe, the series of possible answers is divided into two parts: A and B.

If a person being enumerated answers part A, you will ask the following questions from the chapter. On the contrary, if a person answers part B, you will not ask the rest of the questions from chapter III; cross them out with a diagonal line and go to chapter IV.

Taking into account the previous instructions, if a person answers within part A of question no. 15 you should ask questions no. 16, 17, and 18.

Mrs. de Gonzáles (28 years old) answers that during last week she only took care of the home. (Part B). Looking at the Census document, indicate what you should do to the following:

  • Cross out questions no. 16, 17 and 18 and go to chapter IV.


A young woman of 14 years answers affirmatively to the question "Did you study and not work?" What will you do in this case?
  • Cross out questions no. 16, 17 and 18 and go to chapter IV.


Mrs. De González says that last week, along with habitual duties of the home, she knit a sweater for her husband. What should you do?
  • Mark "Took care of the home only" for question no. 15, crossing out questions no. 16, 17 and 18 and going to chapter IV.


[p. 74]

259. Remember that all jobs that are done in a home for the use of its members or for gifts to other people should be considered "Duties of the home".


300. For question no. 20, "Of the children that were born alive, how many live in this house?"; "How many live in another place?"; "How many died?"

You should pause between questions, with the purpose of getting the answer and writing it down in the corresponding place. If the answer to some of the questions is none, write down "0" (zero).

A woman informs you that she had two children; a daughter who lives with her and a son who died at the age of 21. Make the corresponding notations.

[Below the text are two forms, one of which is filled out but illegible]

You should always ask the written questions, never leave a question to be implied.


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Uruguay 1985 — source variable UY1985A_CHBORN — Number of children born alive
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(IV) Other characteristics
[Questions 19-21 were asked of women age 15 or older]


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

Total number of children born alive _ _

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IV. Other characteristics -- for women age 15 or older

This is the last chapter of the form, but is not the least important. From the exactitude and seriousness that you ask and write down the results of these questions, now unknown aspects about the birth rate, death rate and international migration of our country will be known.

Review the previous questions; if a person that you are enumerating is a woman and is 15 years of age or older, you should ask her the questions of Chapter IV.

If it is a man or a woman younger than 15, you will not ask any more questions, cross out with a diagonal line questions No. 19, 20 and 21 and go to the next person.

Do not forget that the result of your work will be useful only if the question is answered by all women age 15 or older, whatever their married state is.

Make sure to ask the questions directly to the enumerated woman, and write down all the responses that you get.


For question No. 19 "How many total children born alive have you had?", you should write down the number corresponding to the response you get.


When you ask the question "How many total children born alive have you had?," it refers to all children born alive during the life of the enumerated woman up to the day of the census, whether legitimate or natural, from a marriage, current union or any other previous state. Because it concerns children born alive, stillborn children should not be included, but those who were born alive and died soon thereafter should be included.

If a woman had any children, you should continue the interview.

On the contrary, that is to say, if she did not have children, write down "0" (zero) in question No. 19; do not ask questions No. 20 and 21; cross them out with a diagonal line and go to the next person.

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Uruguay 1985 — source variable UY1985A_CHDEAD — Number of children who died
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(IV) Other characteristics
[Questions 19-21 were asked of women age 15 or older]


[Questions 20 and 21 were asked of women age 15 or older who had children born alive.]

20. Of your children born alive,


How many died?

Number of children who have died _ _

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IV. Other characteristics -- for women age 15 or older

This is the last chapter of the form, but is not the least important. From the exactitude and seriousness that you ask and write down the results of these questions, now unknown aspects about the birth rate, death rate and international migration of our country will be known.

Review the previous questions; if a person that you are enumerating is a woman and is 15 years of age or older, you should ask her the questions of Chapter IV.

If it is a man or a woman younger than 15, you will not ask any more questions, cross out with a diagonal line questions No. 19, 20 and 21 and go to the next person.

Do not forget that the result of your work will be useful only if the question is answered by all women age 15 or older, whatever their married state is.

Make sure to ask the questions directly to the enumerated woman, and write down all the responses that you get.


For question No. 19 "How many total children born alive have you had?", you should write down the number corresponding to the response you get.


When you ask the question "How many total children born alive have you had?," it refers to all children born alive during the life of the enumerated woman up to the day of the census, whether legitimate or natural, from a marriage, current union or any other previous state. Because it concerns children born alive, stillborn children should not be included, but those who were born alive and died soon thereafter should be included.

If a woman had any children, you should continue the interview.

On the contrary, that is to say, if she did not have children, write down "0" (zero) in question No. 19; do not ask questions No. 20 and 21; cross them out with a diagonal line and go to the next person.


Question No. 20 is:

Of your children born alive, how many currently live in this country?

How many currently live abroad?

How many have died?


Pause between questions, with the purpose of getting the answer and writing it down in the corresponding place.

When a woman tells you that she has children who live abroad, ask how many of these children are men and how many are women [males or females].

Only if the answer to any of the questions is none, write down "0" (zero).

You should always ask the question as they are worded in the document, never imply an answer.

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Uruguay 1996 — source variable UY1996A_CHALIVE — Children currently alive
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For all women age 15 or older
[Questions 29-31 were asked of women age 15 or older]


30. Of those children, how many are currently alive?

____
[] Do not know

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Women age 15 or older
The questions in this part should be asked to all women age 15 or older, whatever their marital status.


Question 30. Of them, how many are currently alive?
Fill in the box corresponding to the quantity of children currently alive that they tell you.


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Uruguay 2011 — source variable UY2011A_CHLIVERC — Number of children surviving
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Fertility and Mortality

For women 12 years or older:
[Questions 39-42 are asked of women aged 12 and older.]

40. Of the sons and daughters born alive, how many are currently alive?
Total daughters and sons currently alive (PerFM02) _ _
Unknown (PerFM02_1) _

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Of the sons and daughters born alive, how many are currently alive?

Note in the corresponding question the quantity of live sons and daughters on the date of the census. 

It can happen that, upon specifying the quantity of children that currently live, the interviewed woman remembers children born live that she did not include in the total.  If this situation is presented, the system allows you to return to the previous question to note the correct number.


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Venezuela 1990 — source variable VE1990A_CHSURV — Number of children currently living
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Questions 15-17 are only for women 12 years of age and older


16. Of the total children born alive, how many are currently alive?

____ Currently alive
[] None

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Questions 15-17 are only for women 12 yrs of age and older


Question No.16

[Children currently alive]
[The instructions refer to a graphic of section VI, question 16 on the census form.]

-- Write down, in the space provided, the number of children that are alive currently.

-- If the answer is none, fill in the appropriate cell.


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Venezuela 2001 — source variable VE2001A_CHLIV — Number of children currently alive
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For all women 12 years old or more
[Questions 36- 38 were asked of women age 12 and older.]


38. Of the total number of sons and daughters born alive, how many are currently alive?

[] Currently alive _ _
[] None
[] Don't know

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7.1 Fertility

The information requested of women 12 years of age and older allows the study of fertility at the geographical levels within the reach of the census. Through questions about the accumulated and recent birthrate, an estimate can be made of specific indicators of the effective reproductive capacity of the population, such as global fertility rates and those grouped by age. Also, through crossing this data with that corresponding to other variables investigated in the Census, social and other determinants of levels and changes that have taken place over time can be studied.

[p. 50]

Through questions, presented to women 12 years of age and older, about the total number of children born and about the children born in the last year, it is possible to estimate, through indirect methods, fertility rates for all of the geographical levels within the reach of the census.


7.4 Children currently alive

This refers to the children born alive during the life of the enumerated woman who at the time of the interview are alive.


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Vietnam 1989 — source variable VN1989A_CHDEAD — Children who have died
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14 All women born 1-4-1939 to 31-3-1974 (aged 15-49) answer the following questions [applies to questions a to g]


c. How many of your children are not living

____
_ _

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Filling-in questions on mortality and fertility

Question 14
In order to have correct information on women's fertility, interviewers should interview directly women in the sample, who are in reproductive ages from 15 to 49 years old (those who were born between April 1, 1939 and March 31, 1974). Please do not ask indirectly via their husbands or other household members.


Question c: Number of your children that are not alive
This figure reports the number of the respondent's biological children who are not alive at the time of census (died before April 1, 1989); including newborns who were born alive and died a few minutes, or a few days after their birth.

The definition of a newborn alive is a child who was born under these conditions:

The mother was pregnant over 28 weeks (7 months)
Having signs of living after being born:

Crying
Breathing
Heart is slowly beating

The mother naturally delivers the baby or had a C-section.

Notes: Interviewers should pay attention to the number of newborns that died after a few minutes or days of their delivery, and for whom the mother did not filed a birth certificate and/or dead certificate. Abortion, miscarriage, and stillbirth are not considered as birth or dead.

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Vietnam 1989 — source variable VN1989A_CHBORN — Children ever born
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14 All women born 1-4-1939 to 31-3-1974 (aged 15-49) answer the following questions [applies to questions a to g]


d. Total number of children ever born

____
_ _

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Filling-in questions on mortality and fertility

Question 14
In order to have correct information on women's fertility, interviewers should interview directly women in the sample, who are in reproductive ages from 15 to 49 years old (those who were born between April 1, 1939 and March 31, 1974). Please do not ask indirectly via their husbands or other household members.


Question d: Total number of biological children
Interviewers sum up the number of children in questions a, b and c: the number of biological children living in the household, the number of biological children living elsewhere, and the number of children not alive.


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Vietnam 1999 — source variable VN1999A_CHDIED — Children who have died
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Women born 4/1949 to 3/1984 (aged 15-49 years old) answer following questions:


19*. Now, I would like to ask you about children that you have ever born. Please tell me:

____ a. No. of children living with you
____ b. No. of children living elsewhere
_ _ c. No. of children died
_ _ d. Total number of children ever born

if d = 00 (ask next person)


[Compare d with SUM a+b+c; if different ask again and correct recorded information].

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Questions 19 and 20: For women who were born between April 1949 and March 1984 only (15 to 49 years old) (For women who were born in 1949 and 1984, if the month of birth "**" code in Question 4 cannot be verified, the following questions must also be asked):

Because the subjects are women, the investigator in the sample areas must select women (preferably those who have been married)


Question 19(*): (This question must be asked during the interview process)
In order to accurately obtain the women's childbearing history, the investigator must meet them in person and ask the women directly. The investigator may not ask other people in the household. Before asking items a, b, c, and d, the investigator must read the opening section "Now I would like to ask, please let me know:"

Question 19.a): How many children are currently living with you?
The number of children currently living with the subject are those the subject actually gave birth to, and are identified as residing in the same household as the mother, regardless of whether the children are part of the marriage, or whether the children belong to a previous husband or the current husband. However, adopted children or stepchildren will not be counted. The investigator records the number of children currently living with the subject on the line available next to item a). [An example has been omitted.]

19.b) The number of children who are currently living somewhere else?
The number of children who are currently living somewhere else are the children the subject gave birth to but who currently (at the time of the investigation) are not residing in the same household. These include birth children of the subject who have already married and moved out to a separate household, who are on business trips, or who have become adopted children, etc. The investigator records the number of children living somewhere else on the line available in this item.

19.c) What is the number of children who have died?
The number of children who are deceased is the number of "live birth children" to whom the subject gave birth, but who have died before the investigation. Then what is the number of "live birth children"?
Live births are all the children to whom the woman gave birth and were alive up to the time of the investigation (meaning that when the child was born, it had vital signs like crying, breathing, a heartbeat, the vibration of the umbilical cord, etc.; and excluding stillborn babies). [These are counted as live births] regardless of whether the children are part of a marriage, or belong to a current husband or a previous husband. [These are counted as live births] whether or not the children are currently (at the time of the investigation) still alive, and whether the children are currently living in the same household with the subject, or living somewhere else. The investigator records the number of the subject's live births that passed away before the time of the investigation in the two boxes on line 19.c.

19.d) How many children did you give birth to in total?
After asking items 19.a., 19.b., and 19.c., the investigator must ask the subject the total number of live births the subject gave birth to up to the time of the investigation. Then compare the answer to the total of the results recorded in 19.a, 19.b, and 19.c. If they are the same, the investigator writes that total number of children in the two designated boxes. If the subject's answer for the total number of live births is not the same as the total of 19.a + 19.b + 19.c, then the investigator needs to ask further questions to verify and adjust the results. The investigator cannot just add the results of 19.a, 19.b, and 19.c and record the result here.

Note: + If the answer for item a, b, or c is "zero", then the investigator only needs to write "00" on the adjacent line or in the equivalent boxes.

+ If the subject has never given birth (write "00" in item 19.d), then the investigator skips Question 20 and goes to the next person. If there is no one else in the household, then the investigator skips to the household deaths section.


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Vietnam 1999 — source variable VN1999A_CHBORN — Children ever born
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Women born 4/1949 to 3/1984 (aged 15-49 years old) answer following questions:


19*. Now, I would like to ask you about children that you have ever born. Please tell me:

____ a. No. of children living with you
____ b. No. of children living elsewhere
_ _ c. No. of children died
_ _ d. Total number of children ever born

if d = 00 (ask next person)


[Compare d with SUM a+b+c; if different ask again and correct recorded information].

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Questions 19 and 20: For women who were born between April 1949 and March 1984 only (15 to 49 years old) (For women who were born in 1949 and 1984, if the month of birth "**" code in Question 4 cannot be verified, the following questions must also be asked):

Because the subjects are women, the investigator in the sample areas must select women (preferably those who have been married)


Question 19(*): (This question must be asked during the interview process)
In order to accurately obtain the women's childbearing history, the investigator must meet them in person and ask the women directly. The investigator may not ask other people in the household. Before asking items a, b, c, and d, the investigator must read the opening section "Now I would like to ask, please let me know:"

Question 19.a): How many children are currently living with you?
The number of children currently living with the subject are those the subject actually gave birth to, and are identified as residing in the same household as the mother, regardless of whether the children are part of the marriage, or whether the children belong to a previous husband or the current husband. However, adopted children or stepchildren will not be counted. The investigator records the number of children currently living with the subject on the line available next to item a). [An example has been omitted.]

19.b) The number of children who are currently living somewhere else?
The number of children who are currently living somewhere else are the children the subject gave birth to but who currently (at the time of the investigation) are not residing in the same household. These include birth children of the subject who have already married and moved out to a separate household, who are on business trips, or who have become adopted children, etc. The investigator records the number of children living somewhere else on the line available in this item.

19.c) What is the number of children who have died?
The number of children who are deceased is the number of "live birth children" to whom the subject gave birth, but who have died before the investigation. Then what is the number of "live birth children"?
Live births are all the children to whom the woman gave birth and were alive up to the time of the investigation (meaning that when the child was born, it had vital signs like crying, breathing, a heartbeat, the vibration of the umbilical cord, etc.; and excluding stillborn babies). [These are counted as live births] regardless of whether the children are part of a marriage, or belong to a current husband or a previous husband. [These are counted as live births] whether or not the children are currently (at the time of the investigation) still alive, and whether the children are currently living in the same household with the subject, or living somewhere else. The investigator records the number of the subject's live births that passed away before the time of the investigation in the two boxes on line 19.c.

19.d) How many children did you give birth to in total?
After asking items 19.a., 19.b., and 19.c., the investigator must ask the subject the total number of live births the subject gave birth to up to the time of the investigation. Then compare the answer to the total of the results recorded in 19.a, 19.b, and 19.c. If they are the same, the investigator writes that total number of children in the two designated boxes. If the subject's answer for the total number of live births is not the same as the total of 19.a + 19.b + 19.c, then the investigator needs to ask further questions to verify and adjust the results. The investigator cannot just add the results of 19.a, 19.b, and 19.c and record the result here.

Note: + If the answer for item a, b, or c is "zero", then the investigator only needs to write "00" on the adjacent line or in the equivalent boxes.

+ If the subject has never given birth (write "00" in item 19.d), then the investigator skips Question 20 and goes to the next person. If there is no one else in the household, then the investigator skips to the household deaths section.


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Vietnam 2009 — source variable VN2009A_NCHHH — Number of children still in the household
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[Questions 33-34 were asked of females between 15 and 49 years of age who have ever given birth, as per question 32]


33a. How many children to whom you have given birth are currently living with you in this household?

_ _ Children in the same household


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Vietnam 2009 — source variable VN2009A_NCHELSE — Number of children in another household
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[Questions 33-34 were asked of females between 15 and 49 years of age who have ever given birth, as per question 32]


33b. How many children to whom you have given birth aren't currently living with you in this household (living elsewhere)?

_ _ Children in other household

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Question 33b: How many children to whom you have given birth aren't currently living with you in this household (living elsewhere)?
Enter the number of biological children (number of children ever borne alive by the respondent) who are not living in the same household with the respondent (either living in the same house but not sharing meals, or living elsewhere); the enumerator fills the respondent's answer in the two printed boxes. If the number of children ever borne by the respondent who are not living in the same household is less than 10, the enumerator must enter "0" in the left hand box and the number of children in the right hand box. If there are no children born alive by the respondent who are not living in the same household, the enumerator enters "00" in the two printed boxes.

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Zambia 1990 — source variable ZM1990A_HOMEMAL — Male children in household
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Fertility (Own children ever born alive)
[Question F-1 to F-6 were asked of females 12 years and over]

F-1 Live birth
Have you ever had a live birth? (Including babies who dies after birth)

[] 1-Yes
[] 2-No (If "No", go to next person or M-1)

F-2 Age at first live birth
How old were you when you first had a live birth? ____

F-4
a. How many are still living with you? How many of these are male and how many female?
b. How many are living elsewhere in some other household? How many of these are male and how many are female?
c. How many died? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Male ____
Female ____
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Chapter VI-Fertility

1. You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked of female adults and not for husbands to answer for their wives, except where it is inevitable. Questions on fertility are to be asked only of those females who are 12 years old and over and they involve only their own children.

F - 4: Of the children born to you alive how many ...?
5. The number of male and female children ever born alive to this female is to be recorded separately in three different categories. These are: still living and still at home with the respondent (i.e staying in the same household with the respondent); still living but staying with some other households e.g other relatives, married off, in institutions e.t.c; 'and those who have since died (regardless of whether the death took place just after birth or much later in life).

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6. If a woman is visiting, then the question of "still living with you should be asked with respect to her usual place of residence. That is about children she normally stays with. Enter the number of children as reported by sex in two digits e.g. 1 male child living with her = 01, 2 children = 02, 10 children = 10 and they should be entered into the respective boxes. If the answer is none enter 00, never leave a box blank except where there is a 'Go To instruction.


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Zambia 1990 — source variable ZM1990A_HOMEFEM — Female children in household
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Fertility (Own children ever born alive)
[Question F-1 to F-6 were asked of females 12 years and over]

F-1 Live birth
Have you ever had a live birth? (Including babies who dies after birth)

[] 1-Yes
[] 2-No (If "No", go to next person or M-1)

F-2 Age at first live birth
How old were you when you first had a live birth? ____

F-4
a. How many are still living with you? How many of these are male and how many female?
b. How many are living elsewhere in some other household? How many of these are male and how many are female?
c. How many died? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Male ____
Female ____
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Chapter VI-Fertility

1. You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked of female adults and not for husbands to answer for their wives, except where it is inevitable. Questions on fertility are to be asked only of those females who are 12 years old and over and they involve only their own children.

F - 4: Of the children born to you alive how many ...?
5. The number of male and female children ever born alive to this female is to be recorded separately in three different categories. These are: still living and still at home with the respondent (i.e staying in the same household with the respondent); still living but staying with some other households e.g other relatives, married off, in institutions e.t.c; 'and those who have since died (regardless of whether the death took place just after birth or much later in life).

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6. If a woman is visiting, then the question of "still living with you should be asked with respect to her usual place of residence. That is about children she normally stays with. Enter the number of children as reported by sex in two digits e.g. 1 male child living with her = 01, 2 children = 02, 10 children = 10 and they should be entered into the respective boxes. If the answer is none enter 00, never leave a box blank except where there is a 'Go To instruction.


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Zambia 1990 — source variable ZM1990A_AWAYMAL — Male children living elsewhere
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Fertility (Own children ever born alive)
[Question F-1 to F-6 were asked of females 12 years and over]

F-1 Live birth
Have you ever had a live birth? (Including babies who dies after birth)

[] 1-Yes
[] 2-No (If "No", go to next person or M-1)

F-2 Age at first live birth
How old were you when you first had a live birth? ____

F-4
a. How many are still living with you? How many of these are male and how many female?
b. How many are living elsewhere in some other household? How many of these are male and how many are female?
c. How many died? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Male ____
Female ____
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Chapter VI-Fertility

1. You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked of female adults and not for husbands to answer for their wives, except where it is inevitable. Questions on fertility are to be asked only of those females who are 12 years old and over and they involve only their own children.

F - 4: Of the children born to you alive how many ...?
5. The number of male and female children ever born alive to this female is to be recorded separately in three different categories. These are: still living and still at home with the respondent (i.e staying in the same household with the respondent); still living but staying with some other households e.g other relatives, married off, in institutions e.t.c; 'and those who have since died (regardless of whether the death took place just after birth or much later in life).

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6. If a woman is visiting, then the question of "still living with you should be asked with respect to her usual place of residence. That is about children she normally stays with. Enter the number of children as reported by sex in two digits e.g. 1 male child living with her = 01, 2 children = 02, 10 children = 10 and they should be entered into the respective boxes. If the answer is none enter 00, never leave a box blank except where there is a 'Go To instruction.


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Zambia 1990 — source variable ZM1990A_AWAYFEM — Female children living elsewhere
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Fertility (Own children ever born alive)
[Question F-1 to F-6 were asked of females 12 years and over]

F-1 Live birth
Have you ever had a live birth? (Including babies who dies after birth)

[] 1-Yes
[] 2-No (If "No", go to next person or M-1)

F-2 Age at first live birth
How old were you when you first had a live birth? ____

F-4
a. How many are still living with you? How many of these are male and how many female?
b. How many are living elsewhere in some other household? How many of these are male and how many are female?
c. How many died? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Male ____
Female ____
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Chapter VI-Fertility

1. You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked of female adults and not for husbands to answer for their wives, except where it is inevitable. Questions on fertility are to be asked only of those females who are 12 years old and over and they involve only their own children.

F - 4: Of the children born to you alive how many ...?
5. The number of male and female children ever born alive to this female is to be recorded separately in three different categories. These are: still living and still at home with the respondent (i.e staying in the same household with the respondent); still living but staying with some other households e.g other relatives, married off, in institutions e.t.c; 'and those who have since died (regardless of whether the death took place just after birth or much later in life).

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6. If a woman is visiting, then the quest