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MORTNUM
Number of deaths in household last year

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      class Mortnum:public Editor {

public:
    Mortnum(VarPointer varInfo) : Editor(varInfo) {}
    void edit() {

        long a = getRecoded();
        switch (dataSet) {
        case dataset_id::rw2002a:
        {
            if (RW2002A_0076(0) == 99 && RW2002A_0075(0) == 2)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::tz1988a:
        {
            a = 0;
            if (TZ1988A_0029(0) < 8 && TZ1988A_0024(0) == 1)
                a = 3;
            else if (TZ1988A_0027(0) < 9 && TZ1988A_0024(0) == 1)
                a = 2;
            else if (TZ1988A_0025(0) < 9 && TZ1988A_0024(0) == 1)
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::vn1989a:
        {
            a = 0;
            if (VN1989A_0039(0) < 8 && VN1989A_0023(0) == 1)
                a = 4;
            else if (VN1989A_0034(0) < 8 && VN1989A_0023(0) == 1)
                a = 3;
            else if (VN1989A_0029(0) < 8 && VN1989A_0023(0) == 1)
                a = 2;
            else if (VN1989A_0024(0) < 8 && VN1989A_0023(0) == 1)
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::vn1999a:
        {
            a = 0;
            if (VN1999A_0039(0) < 8 && VN1999A_0024(0) == 1)
                a = 3;
            else if (VN1999A_0032(0) < 9 && VN1999A_0024(0) == 1)
                a = 2;
            else if (VN1999A_0025(0) < 9 && VN1999A_0024(0) == 1)
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::bo1992a:
        {
            a = BO1992A_0056(0) + BO1992A_0059(0);
            if (a > 7)
                a = 7;
            if (BO1992A_0056(0) == 9 && BO1992A_0059(0) == 9)
                a = 9;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::sv1992a:
        {
            if (SV1992A_0068(0) == 9 && SV1992A_0032(0) == 8)
                a = 8;
            if (SV1992A_0068(0) == 9 && SV1992A_0032(0) == 9)
                a = 9;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::pa2000a:
        {
            if (PA2000A_0095(0) == 1 && PA2000A_0098(0) < 99)
                a = 2;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::cm1976a:
        {
            if (CM1976A_0068(0) == 1 || CM1976A_0068(0) == 2)
                a = 7;
            else if (CM1976A_0066(0) == 1 || CM1976A_0066(0) == 2)
                a = 6;
            else if (CM1976A_0064(0) == 1 || CM1976A_0064(0) == 2)
                a = 5;
            else if (CM1976A_0062(0) == 1 || CM1976A_0062(0) == 2)
                a = 4;
            else if (CM1976A_0060(0) == 1 || CM1976A_0060(0) == 2)
                a = 3;
            else if (CM1976A_0058(0) == 1 || CM1976A_0058(0) == 2)
                a = 2;
            else if (CM1976A_0056(0) == 1 || CM1976A_0056(0) == 2)
                a = 1;
        }
        break;
        case dataset_id::zm1990a:
        {
            a = ZM1990A_0036(0) + ZM1990A_0037(0);
            if (ZM1990A_0036(0) == 6 || ZM1990A_0037(0) == 6)
                a = 6;
            if (a > 6)
                a = 6;
            if (ZM1990A_0035(0) == 9)
                a = 8;
            if (ZM1990A_0035(0) == 2)
                a = 0;
        }
        break;
		case dataset_id::gt1994a:
        {
            a = 0;
			if (GT1994A_0054(0) == 9)
				a = 9;
			if (GT1994A_0065(0) < 98 && GT1994A_0054(0) == 1)
                a = 3;
            else if (GT1994A_0060(0) < 98 && GT1994A_0054(0) == 1)
                a = 2;
            else if (GT1994A_0055(0) < 98 && GT1994A_0054(0) == 1)
                a = 1;
			else if (a == 0 && GT1994A_0054(0) == 1)
				a = 8;
		}
        break;
        }


        setData(a);
    }
};

    

Description

MORTNUM indicates the number of deaths in the household in the past year.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Benin
Bolivia
Botswana
Brazil
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
El Salvador
Ethiopia
Guatemala
Guinea
Haiti
Honduras
Indonesia
Kenya
Lesotho
Liberia
Mali
Nepal
Nicaragua
Nigeria
South Africa
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Vietnam
Zambia
Zimbabwe

Comparability — General

Some samples have datasets describing individual mortality events. These supplementary data files can be downloaded and linked to IPUMS extracts for those samples.

Although most source variables detail the number of deaths in the 12 month period prior to the census, some samples have different reference periods ranging up to 20 months prior. See the country comparison sections below for these samples.

The variable is top-coded at 7 or more deaths, but many samples have lower top-codes:

Benin 1992-2013: 3+
Botswana 1981: 2+
Botswana 2001: 3+
Brazil 2010: 1+
Cambodia 2004: 2+
Colombia 2005: 3+
El Salvador 1992-2007: 3+
Honduras 2001: 2+
Indonesia 1985, 2010: 3+
Jamaica 2001: 2+
Lesotho 1996-2006: 3+
Liberia 2008: 4+
Malawi 1998-2008: 6+
Mali 2009: 4+
Mozambique: 5+
Nepal 2011: 2+
Nicaragua 2005: 2+
Panama 2000: 2+
Papua New Guinea 2011: 5+
Sierra Leone 2004: 5+
South Africa 2011: 5+
Tanzania 1988: 3+
Togo 2010: 3+
Uganda 2002: 5+
Zambia 1990: 6+
Zambia 2010: 4+
Zimbabwe 2012: 2+

Comparability — Benin [top]

The samples record deaths within the previous 12 months, approximately. The census question in 1992 refers specifically to a 12-month period, while those in 2002 and 2013 ask about deaths that happened since the beginning of the previous calendar year (i.e. they cover a period longer than 12 months). The data are top-coded at 3+ deaths.

Comparability — Bolivia [top]

Although the census dates were in June 1992 and November 2012, the census question asks for any death in the 1991 and 2011 calendar years, respectively. The reference period still covers 12 months.

Comparability — Botswana [top]

The census question for all Botswana samples refers to any deaths that occurred since September 30th of the previous year (Independence Day). The time frame depends on the census date but it covers approximately the past 11 months.

Comparability — Brazil [top]

The 2010 sample asks for deaths in the household that happened from August, 2009 to July, 2010. This includes deaths of newborn children and old household members. The data only record whether a death happened, not the number of deaths.

Comparability — Burkina Faso [top]

The question in the 1986 and 1996 samples concerns the number of deaths that happened in the household during the 12 months prior to the census day.

Comparability — Cambodia [top]

In the 2004 and 2013 samples, the data record deaths in household in the last 12 months. The 2004 sample is top-coded at 2+ deaths.

Comparability — Cameroon [top]

All samples record deaths in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — El Salvador [top]

While the 2007 census specifies the 12 month period prior to the census day, the 1992 sample asks about deaths occurring in 1991 or 1992. Therefore, the reference period was approximately 20 months for this sample.

Comparability — Ethiopia [top]

Both samples record the number of deaths in the household in the previous 12 months. The 1984 form provides space to list up to five deaths in the household. Enumerators were instructed to note additional deaths in the blank space at the bottom of the enumeration form. Any household with more than five deaths are likely included in the 5 deaths category. The 2007 form provides space to list up to nine deaths in the household. No households in the sample reported more than six deaths during the previous 12 months.

Comparability — Guatemala [top]

In the 1994 sample, the data record deaths in the household since January 1st, 1992. Therefore, the reference period was roughly 28 months for this sample.

Comparability — Guinea [top]

The 2014 sample records deaths in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — Haiti [top]

The samples record deaths in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — Honduras [top]

The 2001 sample records deaths in the previous calendar year. The data are top-coded at 2+ deaths.

Comparability — Indonesia [top]

The 1985 census question asks for deaths since June 30, 1984, whereas the 2010 question asks for deaths since January 1, 2009. Therefore, the reference periods were approximately 15 and 17 months, respectively.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The data record deaths in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — Lesotho [top]

The data record number of deaths in the household in the previous 12 months. The 1996 and 2006 samples are top-coded at 3+ deaths.

Comparability — Liberia [top]

The data record number of deaths in the household in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — Mali [top]

The data record the number of deaths in the household in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — Nepal [top]

In the 2001 and 2011 samples, the data record death of any member of the household in the last 12 months. The 2011 enumeration instructions indicate to include newborns that died after very short period of their birth but to exclude stillbirths.

Comparability — Nicaragua [top]

The census question asks for deaths since January 1, 2004. Because the census was taken in early June 2005, the reference period was approximately 17 months.

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

The data for every sample record the number of deaths in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — South Africa [top]

The 2007, 2011, and 2016 samples record deaths in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — South Sudan [top]

The data record deaths in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — Sudan [top]

The data record deaths in the previous 12 months.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The census question for all Tanzania samples refers to deaths in the last 12 months.

Comparability — Togo [top]

In the 2010 sample, the data record the number of death occurred in household in the last 12 months.

Comparability — Vietnam [top]

Both the 1989 and 1999 censuses ask for deaths between the previous year's Tet holiday and the census date. This amounts to a reference period of approximately 14 months for both samples.

Comparability — Zambia [top]

Both the 1990 and 2010 samples report the number of deaths in the household during the previous year. The 1990 sample has separate source variables for male deaths and female deaths. The 1990 sample is top-coded at 6 deaths; the 2010 sample is top-coded at 4 deaths.

Comparability — Zimbabwe [top]

The data record deaths in the previous 12 months. The 2012 sample is top-coded at 2+ deaths.

Universe

  • Benin 1992: All households
  • Benin 2002: All households
  • Benin 2013: All households
  • Bolivia 1992: Private dwellings
  • Bolivia 2012: Private dwellings
  • Botswana 1981: All households
  • Botswana 2001: All households
  • Botswana 2011: All households
  • Brazil 2010: Private households
  • Burkina Faso 1985: All households
  • Burkina Faso 1996: All households
  • Cambodia 2004: All households
  • Cambodia 2008: All households except transient population
  • Cambodia 2013: All households
  • Cameroon 1976: All households
  • Cameroon 1987: Private households
  • Cameroon 2005: Private households
  • Colombia 2005: All households
  • El Salvador 1992: Private occupied households
  • El Salvador 2007: Private occupied households with people present
  • Ethiopia 1984: All households
  • Ethiopia 2007: Households that responded to the long form
  • Guatemala 1994: Private occupied households
  • Guinea 2014: All households
  • Haiti 1982: All households
  • Haiti 2003: All households
  • Honduras 2001: Private households
  • Indonesia 1985: All households
  • Indonesia 2010: Households in regular enumeration areas
  • Jamaica 2001: Private households
  • Kenya 2009: Conventional households or refugee camps
  • Lesotho 1996: All households
  • Lesotho 2006: All households
  • Liberia 2008: All households
  • Malawi 1998: Private households
  • Malawi 2008: All households
  • Mali 1987: All households
  • Mali 1998: All households
  • Mali 2009: All households
  • Mozambique 2007: Households in private occupied dwellings
  • Nepal 2001: All households
  • Nepal 2011: All households
  • Nicaragua 2005: Private households with people present or hotels, boarding houses and guest houses
  • Nigeria 2006: All households
  • Nigeria 2007: All households
  • Nigeria 2009: All households
  • Panama 2000: Private households with people present
  • Rwanda 2002: Private households
  • Senegal 2002: All households
  • Sierra Leone 2004: All households
  • South Africa 2007: Private households
  • South Africa 2011: Households in housing units or converted hostels
  • South Africa 2016: All households
  • South Sudan 2008: All households
  • Sudan 2008: All households
  • Tanzania 1988: All households
  • Tanzania 2012: All households
  • Togo 2010: Households that had a death in the last 12 months
  • Uganda 2002: All households
  • Vietnam 1989: All households
  • Vietnam 1999: All households
  • Zambia 1990: All households
  • Zambia 2010: All households
  • Zimbabwe 2012: All households

Availability

  • Benin: 1992, 2002, 2013
  • Bolivia: 1992, 2012
  • Botswana: 1981, 2001, 2011
  • Brazil: 2010
  • Burkina Faso: 1985, 1996
  • Cambodia: 2004, 2008, 2013
  • Cameroon: 1976, 1987, 2005
  • Colombia: 2005
  • El Salvador: 1992, 2007
  • Ethiopia: 1984, 2007
  • Guatemala: 1994
  • Guinea: 2014
  • Haiti: 1982, 2003
  • Honduras: 2001
  • Indonesia: 1985, 2010
  • Jamaica: 2001
  • Kenya: 2009
  • Lesotho: 1996, 2006
  • Liberia: 2008
  • Malawi: 1998, 2008
  • Mali: 1987, 1998, 2009
  • Mozambique: 2007
  • Nepal: 2001, 2011
  • Nicaragua: 2005
  • Nigeria: 2006, 2007, 2009
  • Panama: 2000
  • Rwanda: 2002
  • Senegal: 2002
  • Sierra Leone: 2004
  • South Africa: 2007, 2011, 2016
  • South Sudan: 2008
  • Sudan: 2008
  • Tanzania: 1988, 2012
  • Togo: 2010
  • Uganda: 2002
  • Vietnam: 1989, 1999
  • Zambia: 1990, 2010
  • Zimbabwe: 2012