Ever married women age 10 or older
[Questions 14-15 were asked of ever married women age 10 or older]
15. Total number of children still alive ____
Specific characteristics of ever married women age 10 or older
These two questions, 14 and 15, are directed to ever married women age 10 or older only in order to collect data on: children ever born and children still alive. To ensure the accuracy of data collection in this stage, please interview the women directly.
Information on children ever born and children still alive is collected regardless of the father of the child. During data collection at the first step of interview, the enumerator should add some explanation about occurrences and event coverage such as: children ever born who are no longer in this HOUSEHOLD, childbirth and children still alive.
Children ever born are any children who at the time of birth showed any signs of life, even if momentarily, such as heart beat, breathing, crying and other signs of life.
It is very important to explain the concept clearly so that the respondent understands. In order to do so, the enumerator is advised to add some examples of reported occurrences like stillbirths, adopted children and step children.
Question 15 : Total number of children still alive
Write down the total number of children still alive in the appropriate box. If there are no children still alive, then fill in the box with "00".