Variable WS4 : Person fetching water

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 473 (440.8)
Invalid: 4504 (4449.2)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 4

File: wm

Women aged 15-49
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Adult woman 278 268 60.8%
2 Adult man 184 164 37.1%
3 Female child (under 15) 2 1 0.1%
4 Male child (under 15) 9 9 1.9%
8 DK 0 0 0.0%
9 Missing 0 0 0.0%
Sysmiss 4504 4449
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

Literal question
Who usually goes to this source to fetch the water for your household?

Is this person under age 15?  What sex?
Circle code that best describes this person.
Interviewer instructions
The purpose of this question is to find out the age and gender of the person who usually performs the task of hauling water. This will provide an understanding of whether water hauling responsibilities are given to members of a particular sex or age group.

Probe: "IS THIS PERSON UNDER AGE 15? WHAT SEX IS THIS PERSON?" Circle the code that corresponds with the response or '8' if the respondent does not know. Adult refers to anyone age 15 or over, regardless of whether he/she is a household member. Child refers to anyone under the age of 15, regardless of whether he/she is a household member.
Generated: MAR-18-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit