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"

29. How many of those children are no longer alive?

Male _ _

Female _ _

Female _ _

Q29 "How many of those children are no longer alive?" Continuing with the same female respondent, ask question 29.

- You should ask the question as it is written on the questionnaire." Do not ask: "How many of your children are dead?"
- Write the number of male and female children who are reported as no longer alive in their respective columns.
- Again make sure to use two digits. If all her children are alive, then you should write "00" in the respective male and female columns.
- Shade in the numbers corresponding to the numbers written in the boxes.

Verifying the number of children:

- Add the number of male children from Q27-29 and verify that the sum equals the total number of males in Q26.
- Add the number of female children from Q27-29 and verify that the sum equals the total number of females in Q26.
- If the number of males or females is not equal, you must go through the questions again with the respondent and make the necessary corrections.

Verify the number of children as soon as you complete question 29, so that you can correct any mistakes with the respondent.