(IV) Other characteristics
[Questions 19-21 were asked of women age 15 or older]
19. How many children born alive in total have you had?
Total number of children born alive _ _
IV. Other characteristics -- for women age 15 or older
This is the last chapter of the form, but is not the least important. From the exactitude and seriousness that you ask and write down the results of these questions, now unknown aspects about the birth rate, death rate and international migration of our country will be known.
Review the previous questions; if a person that you are enumerating is a woman and is 15 years of age or older, you should ask her the questions of Chapter IV.
If it is a man or a woman younger than 15, you will not ask any more questions, cross out with a diagonal line questions No. 19, 20 and 21 and go to the next person.
Do not forget that the result of your work will be useful only if the question is answered by all women age 15 or older, whatever their married state is.
Make sure to ask the questions directly to the enumerated woman, and write down all the responses that you get.
For question No. 19 "How many total children born alive have you had?", you should write down the number corresponding to the response you get.
When you ask the question "How many total children born alive have you had?," it refers to all children born alive during the life of the enumerated woman up to the day of the census, whether legitimate or natural, from a marriage, current union or any other previous state. Because it concerns children born alive, stillborn children should not be included, but those who were born alive and died soon thereafter should be included.
If a woman had any children, you should continue the interview.
On the contrary, that is to say, if she did not have children, write down "0" (zero) in question No. 19; do not ask questions No. 20 and 21; cross them out with a diagonal line and go to the next person.