5. For females aged 15 years or older
____ Total number of children born
____ Total number of children still living
____ Age when first child born
38. Column 5: These three questions are to be asked only of women aged 15 years or more than 15 years, and for all women of these ages you must write down:
(a) the total number of children born to her including any who may be dead or who died as soon as they were born, and whether they are living in the same household as their mother or not;
(b) the number of children born to her who are still living whether they are living in the same household as their mother or not
(c) her age when her first child (even if it is now dead) was born.
Once again you may have to use some roundabout way of finding his age. If the first child is still alive and its age is known, you can subtract its age from its mother to get her age when the child was born. In answers to questions (a) and (b) above, you must be careful not to include any step-child or adopted child in the household or children whom the women is only looking after but whom she did not bear, and to include any of her children by blood who may have been adopted by other households or are living elsewhere.
39. If a woman aged 15 years or more than 15 years has had no children born to her, write
"0" in each of the three columns. For women less than 15 years and all men, draw a line diagonally across the three columns.