3.11 Number of children
The question of number of children is asked if the person is a woman 12 completed years old or older.
Because of this, check the answers written down in 3.2 Sex and 3.3 Age.
The first question permits us to know the total number of children born alive of women 12 years old or older.
In some places of the country women begin to have children at very young ages, because of this you should always ask this question to women 12 years old or older.
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Children born alive are those who after being born showed some sign of life, like crying, moving, breathing, heart beat, etc.
When children are aborted or stillborn, do not consider them in the total number of children.
If a woman has not had any children in her life, write down 00 and go to the next person on the list.
If a woman had a child born alive, register the name and ask the next question to know the number of children that are currently living, even if they do not reside in the same dwelling.