Variable ml11 : Months ago mosquito net obtained

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-94
Invalid: 95-
Valid case(s): 2146 (2227.7)
Invalid: 4495 (4315.3)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 24

File: ch

Children aged 0-4
Source of information
The mother or caretaker of the child aged 0-4.


Value Category
95 More than 24 months ago
98 Not sure
99 Missing
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
How long ago did your household obtain the mosquito net?
If less than 1 month, record '00'.
If answer is "12 months" or "1 year", probe to determine if net was treated exactly 12 months ago or earlier or later.
Interviewer instructions
If the net that the child slept under the previous night was obtained within the last 2 years (24 months), calculate the number of months from the respondent's answer and record the number of months in the space provided. If the net was obtained within the last month, enter '00' in the spaces provided.

For example, if the respondent says "We bought that net a year and a half ago, during the planting season," the first step is to add 12 months for each year mentioned (1 year = 12 months). The season mentioned by the respondent was the 'planting season'. Using this memory cue, ask the respondent to be more precise about which month the net was purchased: Ask whether it was the beginning, middle or end of planting season or which planting season it was if there is more than one. If the respondent says that he or she bought it "at the beginning of the planting season in April" and it is October at the time of the interview, count the number of months between April and October, not counting the month of purchase (May, June, July, August, September, October = 6 months. Then add the sums: 12 months + 6 months = 18 months, and record '18' in the space provided).

If the net was obtained more than 2 years ago, circle '95.' If the respondent does not know the exact number of months, probe to obtain the best estimate. If the respondent says "a year ago," probe to try to determine if the net was obtained exactly 12 months ago, or earlier or later. Circle '98' for 'Not sure' only if the respondent cannot even estimate how long ago the net was obtained.
Generated: MAY-14-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit