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Benin 1992 Ethiopia 2007 Lesotho 1996 Senegal 2013
Benin 2002 Fiji 1976 Lesotho 2006 Sierra Leone 2004
Benin 2013 Fiji 2007 Liberia 2008 Sierra Leone 2015
Botswana 2001 Ghana 2000 Malawi 1987 South Africa 2016
Botswana 2011 Ghana 2010 Malawi 1998 South Sudan 2008
Brazil 2010 Guatemala 1981 Malawi 2008 Sudan 2008
Burkina Faso 1996 Guatemala 1994 Mali 2009 Suriname 2004
Burkina Faso 2006 Guatemala 2002 Mozambique 1997 Tanzania 1988
Cambodia 1998 Guinea 1996 Mozambique 2007 Tanzania 2002
Cambodia 2004 Guinea 2014 Nepal 2001 Tanzania 2012
Cambodia 2008 Honduras 1988 Nepal 2011 Togo 1960
Cambodia 2013 Indonesia 1990 Nicaragua 1995 Togo 2010
Cameroon 2005 Indonesia 1995 Nicaragua 2005 Turkey 2000
China 1990 Indonesia 2010 Nigeria 2006 Uganda 2002
China 2000 Iran 2006 Nigeria 2007 Uganda 2014
Colombia 1993 Iran 2011 Pakistan 1973 Zambia 1990
Colombia 2005 Iraq 1997 Papua New Guinea 1980 Zambia 2000
Dominican Republic 1981 Jamaica 2001 Papua New Guinea 2000 Zambia 2010
Dominican Republic 2002 Kenya 1989 Rwanda 1991 Zimbabwe 2012
Dominican Republic 2010 Kenya 1999 Rwanda 2002
Ethiopia 1984 Kyrgyz Republic 2009 Rwanda 2012
Ethiopia 1994 Laos 2005 Senegal 2002
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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 2002 — source variable BJ2002A_CHSURVM — Surviving male 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_CHSURVM — Male child survival
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For women aged 10 years or older
[Question 26-29 were asked of residents aged 10 years or older]

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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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_AWAYCHM — Number of male children living elsewhere
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Fertility and child survival -- females

A29. How many are living elsewhere?

_ _ 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.

119. Column A29: Children living elsewhere

Q: How many are living elsewhere?

In column A29 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 by their sex such that males and females living with mother, male and female children living elsewhere, and males and females children who have died together should be equals to total number of males and female children ever born to a woman.

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_HOMECHM — Male 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_AWAYCHM — Male 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 2010 — source variable BR2010A_CHSURVM — Number of male 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

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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 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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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 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 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 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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Cameroon 2005 — source variable CM2005A_CHSURVM — Number of male 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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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 2000 — source variable CN2000A_CHSURVM — Male 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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China 2000 — source variable CN2000A_CHBORNM — Male children ever born
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For women aged between 15 and 50.
[Questions 25 and 26.]

25. Number of liveborns

_ _ Male
_ _ Female

Number of living children

_ _ Male
_ _ Female
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Part One. Personal Records

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

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

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


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Colombia 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 2005 — source variable CO2005A_CHSURVM — Number of males 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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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_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 2002 — source variable DO2002A_CHSURVM — Male 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_CHSURVM — Male 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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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_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_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_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:
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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
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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_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
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 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_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 1976 — source variable FJ1976A_CHSURVM — Boys still alive
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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_CHSURVM — Male children surviving

No questionnaire text is available for this sample.


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Ghana 2000 — source variable GH2000A_CHSURVM — Number of children surviving -- male
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P18 Children ever born: Answer for females 12 years and older. (For females under 12 years and all males go to next member)
[Questions P18a and P18b were asked of females 12+.]


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

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


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.

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

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


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

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


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

The question is to find out the number of male children (name) ever born alive who are still living. The number surviving includes those male children staying with (name) and those staying elsewhere.


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Ghana 2010 — source variable GH2010A_CHSURVM — Male 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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Guatemala 1981 — source variable GT1981A_CHSURVM — Male 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_CHSURVM — Number of boys 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_CHSURVM — Number of boys 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 2014 — source variable GN2014A_CHSURVM — Male 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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Honduras 1988 — source variable HN1988A_CHSURVM — Number of male 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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Indonesia 1990 — source variable ID1990A_CHSURVM — Number of living male children
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VIII. Women with status of married, divorced, widowed
[Questions 39-46 were asked of women who indicated being married, divorced, or widowed, as per question 5.]


43. Number of children still alive

a. Total: _ _
b. In the household: _ _
c. Outside household: _ _

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F. Block VIII. Women who are married, divorced, or widowed


Question 43: Total number of children still alive
Fill in number of children still alive in the provided space, [including] both those who are staying in the household [and those living] outside the household. Fill in the total number at Question 43a, for those living inside the household at Question 43b, and for those who are living outside the household at Question 43c. Move the content to the provided space in accordance with the sex.


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Indonesia 1995 — source variable ID1995A_HOMEMALE — Number of sons in household
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VII. Ever married women age 10-54
[Questions 701-716]


707. How many sons and how many daughters live with [the respondent]?

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 707: Number of born children who live with the mother
Read this question clearly. The data recorded here are for biological sons and/or daughters who usually live together with the respondent in the household where the interview was conducted. Fill in the number of biological sons and daughters who live together with the respondent. If only sons live there, write "00" in the boxes of "Daughters" and vice versa [if only daughters live there].


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Indonesia 1995 — source variable ID1995A_AWAYMALE — Number of sons living outside the household
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VII. Ever married women age 10-54
[Questions 701-716]


708. How many sons and how many daughters are alive but do not live with [the respondent]?

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 708: Number of born children who do not live with the mother
This question is about live biological sons and/or daughters who do not live together with the respondent in the household, [are] living with other relatives, in a dormitory, [were] adopted by someone else, or are

[p.67]

already adults and have left home. The enumerator has to be sure that the respondent does not include biological children who passed away.

Fill in the number of biological sons and daughters who are still alive but live elsewhere in the provided boxes. If only sons do not live there, write "00" in the boxes of "Daughters", and vice versa [if only daughters live elsewhere].


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Indonesia 2010 — source variable ID2010A_CHSURVM — Number of male 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 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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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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Jamaica 2001 — source variable JM2001A_CHSURVM — Total number of male children 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 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_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 1999 — source variable KE1999A_CHSURVM — Male 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 2009 — source variable KG2009A_CHSURVM — Number of male 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, «?» 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_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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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_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 2006 — source variable LS2006A_CHSURVM — Male 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

39. How many sons live with you?

_ _ Sons

41. How many sons are alive but do not live with you?

_ _ Sons
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Part F of the questionnaire
For women aged 12 to 49 years (fertility)

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

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

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.

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Liberia 2008 — source variable LR2008A_HOMEMAL — Number of male children living in household
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Females aged 12 years and over

P27-32. How many children have been born alive to [the respondent] who are?

P27-28. Living in this household
(Record as given -- '0' no child)
P27. M _ _

P28. F _ _

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Liberia 2008 — source variable LR2008A_AWAYMAL — Number of male children living elsewhere
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Females aged 12 years and over

P27-32. How many children have been born alive to [the respondent] who are?

P29-30. Living elsewhere
(Record as given -- '0' no child)
P29. M _ _

P30. F _ _

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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 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 2008 — source variable MW2008A_CHSURVM — Male 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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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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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 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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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_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 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.

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

[p. 71]

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

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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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]
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.

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

[p. 71]

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

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 1995 — source variable NI1995A_CHSURVM — Total males 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_CHSURVM — Total males 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_OWNCHLEM — Number of own male children living elsewhere
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Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence - Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 0-15]

7. Number of own children living elsewhere

Male _
Female _
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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

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


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_NMCHHH — Number of own male children living in household
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

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

10. Number of own children living in this HH

Male _
Female _
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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

Col. 6 Number of own Children Living in this Household:
Indicate the number of the children living in the household by gender.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable 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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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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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_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 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_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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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 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 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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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 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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Sierra Leone 2004 — source variable SL2004A_CHHOMEM — Number of male children in this household
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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:


Living in this household

P28. Male _ _
P29. 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.


P28 -- Male children living in household
141. Ask: "How many of the male children are living in this household?" Write the answer in column P28. Record "00" if she has no male child living in the household. 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.


P26-27 How many children have been born alive to [the respondent] who are:
Total ("00" No child)

[] M __
[] F __


P28-29 Living in this household (record as given) ("00" No child)

[] M __
[] F __


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Sierra Leone 2004 — source variable SL2004A_CHAWAYM — Number of male children elsewhere
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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:


Living elsewhere

P30. Male _ _
P31. 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.


P30 -- Male children living elsewhere
143. Ask: "How many of the male children are living elsewhere?" Write the answer in column P30. Record "00" if she has no male child living elsewhere. 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]


P30-31 Living in elsewhere (record as given) ("00" No child)

[] M __
[] F __


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Sierra Leone 2015 — source variable SL2015A_CHSURVF — Number of female children suviving
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[Section II was answered for all persons who selected living in occupied housing units in question I15]

Females aged 10 years and over [Questions P34-P37]

P35. Children living in household

_ _ P35M. Male children living in household
_ _ P35F. Female children living in household

P36. Children living elsewhere

_ _ P36M. Male children living elsewhere
_ _ P36F. Female children living elsewhere
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Section 2: Population characteristics

Columns (P01) to (P20) -- These should provide particulars of all persons who slept in the household on census night. The questions therefore apply to all persons irrespective of age or sex, except P13 which applies to persons 5 years and above.

Columns (P34M) to (P37F) -- Fertility.
Questions P34M to P37F apply to all women aged 10 years and over. For all males and for girls aged less than 10 years, put a dash in each of these spaces as appropriate.

161. These questions must be answered for all women aged 10 years and over, irrespective of their marital status, and whatever their relationship to the head of the household is.

P34M and P34F -- Total children born alive
162. In these columns you must record the number of children born alive by women aged 10 years and over, even if the child(ren) is/are dead.

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

164. Make sure you record all children the woman gave birth to, including all children who have died, even if they died shortly after birth; children who have grown up and left the house; children born to other men as well as to the present husband/partner.

[p.33]

165. Do not include children who were born dead and did not show any sign of life (still births), adopted children, children born to the present husband by another woman (step children), grandchildren, nephews/nieces, etc.

P34F- Total female births
167. Ask, "How many female children ever born alive to (name)?"Write the number in column (P34F). Record '00' if (name) has not had a female live birth.


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South Africa 2016 — source variable ZA2016A_CHSURVM — Total number of boys 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? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _

[3.7.8.4] How many are boys? _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _


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South Sudan 2008 — source variable SS2008A_CHSURVM — Male children surviving

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Sudan 2008 — source variable SD2008A_CHSURVM — Male 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_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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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_MCHILDHH — Male children ever born and living in the household
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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 _ _

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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.


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Tanzania 2002 — source variable TZ2002A_MCHAWAY — Male children ever born and living elsewhere
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E. Female respondents age 12 and older
[Questions 21-24.]
Children ever born


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 _ _

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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 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_CHSURVM — Number of male 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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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 2010 — source variable TG2010A_CHSURVM — Surviving male children
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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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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 2002 — source variable UG2002A_CHHHM — Male children living 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_CHAWAYM — Male children living outside the 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 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_CHSURVM — Male 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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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_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 2000 — source variable ZM2000A_CHSURVM — Number of male children born still living
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For Females 12 Years and Older ? Fertility
(Own children ever born alive)

27. Of the children born to you alive:
a. How many are still living with you? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Total: _____
Male:____
Female:_____


b. how many are living elsewhere in some other household? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Total: _____
Male:____
Female:_____


c. how many died? How many of these are male and how many are female?

Total: _____
Male:____
Female:_____
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5.8 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked of female adults and not for husbands to answer for their wives, except where it is inevitable. Questions on fertility are to be asked only of those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children.

P29: Live Births
This is a child who, after being delivered showed signs of life, like crying, movement by involuntary reflexes, etc. If a child never showed any of these actions when it was born, then it was not a live birth. Married females tend to leave out children from earlier marriages. These are also supposed to be included for all the questions. Shade first box for YES and the second for No. If the answer is NO, skip to Question P-33.

P30: Of The Children Born To You Alive How Many....?
The number of male and female children ever born alive to this female is to be recorded separately in three different categories. These are

a. Still living and still at home with the respondent (i.e staying in the same household with the respondent);
b. Still living but staying with some other households" e.g other relatives, married off, in institutions etc.; and
c. Those who have since died (regardless of whether the death took place just after or much later in life).

If a woman is visiting, then the question of "still living with you" should be asked with respect to her usual place of residence. That is about children she normally stays with. Enter the number of children as reported by sex in two digits e.g. if 1 male child is living with her shade 0 in the first column and I in the second column under male. If the answer is none, enter 00 and shade the 2 zeros in the two columns. Never leave a column blank.


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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_MALESHH — Number of male live births still living with you
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Females 12 years and older
[Applies to questions 38-41]

Of the children born to you alive how many are?.?

P39. Living with you now?

_ Male
_ Female
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4.19 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked to females 12 years and older and not for husbands to answer for their wives. Questions on fertility are to be asked only to those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children. If the female is a usual member present or a visitor, fertility questions have to be asked to them personally. If they are not around, a call back has to be made until they are found and information is collected. If the enumerator cannot find the female respondent even after making at least three visits, the enumerator should inform the supervisor.

P-39: Of the children born to you alive, how many are living with you now?

If the number of male and female children ever born alive to this female respondent are still living at home with the respondent i.e. staying in the same house with the respondent, enter the number of male and female children accordingly.

If a woman is visiting, question P-39 should be asked with respect to her usual place of residence. That is about children she normally stays with. Enter the number of children as reported by sex e.g. if 1 male child is living with her, enter 1 in the box for male. If the answer is none, enter 0 in the box but if the number of male or female children is ten or more enter the two digits in one box according to sex. Never leave a box blank.


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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_MALESELSE — Number of male live births living elsewhere
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Females 12 years and older
[Applies to questions 38-41]

Of the children born to you alive how many are?.?

P40. Living elsewhere?

_ Male
_ Female
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4.19 Fertility: for females 12 years and older

You are about to start a new topic so you have to prepare the respondent by informing her that you are now going to ask her questions about children and child bearing. Remember these are questions to be asked to females 12 years and older and not for husbands to answer for their wives. Questions on fertility are to be asked only to those females who are 12 years and older and they involve only their own children. If the female is a usual member present or a visitor, fertility questions have to be asked to them personally. If they are not around, a call back has to be made until they are found and information is collected. If the enumerator cannot find the female respondent even after making at least three visits, the enumerator should inform the supervisor.

P-40: Of the children born to you alive, how many are living elsewhere?

This question is asking for the number of male and female children ever born alive to this female are staying with some other households e.g. other relatives, married off, in institutions etc.

Enter the number of children as reported by sex e.g. if 1 male child is living elsewhere, enter 1 in the box for male. If the answer is none, enter 0 in the box but if the number of male or female children is ten or more enter the two digits in one box according to sex. Never leave a box blank.


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Zimbabwe 2012 — source variable ZW2012A_CHHOMEM — Male children in household
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E- For women age 15-49 years
[Question 23 to 27 were asked of women age 15 to 49 years]

If yes, how many children born to (the respondent) were with her on the census night?

Male
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
Female
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
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Section E: For Women Age 15-49 Years
Introduce this section by saying, "Now I would like to talk to you about all the live births you have, (if you are talking to the respondent) or (the respondent) has had (if respondent is a proxy). The live births I want information on are about children born alive who live with you, live elsewhere and those who have died".

Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women age 15 to 49 years. Information should be requested of all of them irrespective of the marital status, whether or not they are visitors, at school, or you think they have never given birth to any children.

Effort should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do this should be obtained from the head of household. Where the woman concerned is not present, a proxy should be used to answer the question.

[pg. 35]

Definition of Live Birth: a life birth is one which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time or the period within which these signs are manifested, e.g. crying, movement of limbs.

Before proceeding with the actual interview, identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Lumping ages should be discouraged as it can be shown on the pyramid that the age distribution has been improperly entered.

How many children born to you (or name) were with you (or her) on the census night?"
Record the number of males and females.

These children should have been present on the census night of Friday 17th August 2012 and be appearing as members of the household.


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Zimbabwe 2012 — source variable ZW2012A_CHAWAYM — Male children elsewhere
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E- For women age 15-49 years
[Question 23 to 27 were asked of women age 15 to 49 years]

If yes, how many children born to (the respondent) were elsewhere on the census night?

Male
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
Female
[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9
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Section E: For Women Age 15-49 Years
Introduce this section by saying, "Now I would like to talk to you about all the live births you have, (if you are talking to the respondent) or (the respondent) has had (if respondent is a proxy). The live births I want information on are about children born alive who live with you, live elsewhere and those who have died".

Information on live births (fertility) should be obtained for all women age 15 to 49 years. Information should be requested of all of them irrespective of the marital status, whether or not they are visitors, at school, or you think they have never given birth to any children.

Effort should be made to get responses from the women themselves and permission to do this should be obtained from the head of household. Where the woman concerned is not present, a proxy should be used to answer the question.

[pg. 35]

Definition of Live Birth: a life birth is one which results in a child that shows any sign of life irrespective of the time or the period within which these signs are manifested, e.g. crying, movement of limbs.

Before proceeding with the actual interview, identify all eligible women using the age of the woman. Lumping ages should be discouraged as it can be shown on the pyramid that the age distribution has been improperly entered.

How many children born to you (or name) were elsewhere on the census night?"
Record the number of males and females.

These are children who are still alive but are not living in the household, e.g. they may be staying with some relative; are at a boarding school; have been given up for adoption or are grown up children who have left the household.

Further probing might be necessary as these children are not members of the household.