Variable CA1 : Child had diarrhoea in last 2 weeks

Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 2037 (2037)
Invalid: 159 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 8

File: ch

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

Categories

Value Category
1 Yes
2 No
8 DK
9 Missing

Literal question
Has (name) had diarrhoea in the last two weeks, that is, since (day of the week) of the week before last?
Post-question
Diarrhoea is determined as perceived by mother or caretaker, or as three or more loose or watery stools per day, or blood in stool.
Interviewer instructions
These questions aim to find out if the child has recently had diarrhoea or any other illness and, if so, what treatments, drinks and foods the child took during the episode. 

Diarrhoea is determined by the perception of the mother or caretaker, or by three or more loose or watery stools per day, or by blood in stool.

When asking this question, insert the name of the day of the interview. For example, if the interview is taking place on a Tuesday, ask: "HAS (name) HAD DIARRHOEA IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS, THAT IS, SINCE TUESDAY OF THE WEEK BEFORE LAST?" 

Record the mother's/primary caretaker's answer by circling the corresponding code. If a respondent is not sure what is meant by diarrhoea, tell her/him it means "THREE OR MORE LOOSE OR WATERY STOOLS PER DAY, OR BLOOD IN THE STOOL." Make sure the respondent understands what is meant by 'in the last 2 weeks'. If the child has not had diarrhoea in the last 2 weeks or the caretaker doesn't know, skip to CA5.
Generated: APR-26-2009 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit