Variable HL4 : Sex

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-2
Valid case(s): 44265 (43731.1)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 2

File: hl

De jure household members (usual residents)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
1 Male
2 Female

Literal question
Is (name) male or female?
Interviewer instructions
Circle '1' for 'Male' and '2' for 'Female'. Do not guess the sex of the household member from the name provided to you. When the respondent is listing everyone in the household, he/she may indicate the sex of the person at the same time, by saying "My sister Mary," for instance. In this case, you do not need to ask the sex of the household member again, since it is already obvious that the person is a female. However, when a name is mentioned that can be used for both males and females, never use your judgement. Even in cases when you think that the name would most likely be a male's (or a female's) name, have the respondent confirm the sex. This column should never be left blank.

As indicated above, if the household has more than 15 members, tick the box at the top of this page and use another listing page from another questionnaire. On this additional page, make sure that the line numbers of household members start from 16, by cancelling the pre-printed numbers and entering numbers starting from 16. Note that on this additional page you will have to change the pre-printed relationship code of member line number 16 into the relationship code of the person to the household head.

Once you have a complete list of names, relationship codes and sex, move across this page to ask and record answers to questions about individual persons. Start with the household head on line 01. When you have finished asking all questions for the person on line 01, continue to the person listed on line 02, etc.
Generated: APR-26-2009 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit