Variable ca6 : Difficulty breathing during illness with cough
Valid case(s): 5737
Children aged 0-4
Source of information
The mother or caretaker of the child aged 0-4.
When (name) had an illness with a cough, did he/she breathe faster than usual with short, quick breaths or have difficulty breathing?
The question aims to find out if the child has or had an illness needing assessment by a health professional (as defined by the US Centers for Disease Control/Integrated Management of Childhood Illness programme). If the respondent asks "What do you mean by 'fast breathing'?" you may say "NOTICEABLY FASTER THAN NORMAL WHEN THE CHILD IS RESTED." If the respondent asks "What do you mean by 'difficulty breathing'?" you may say "THE CHILD SOUNDED/LOOKED AS IF HE/SHE WAS HAVING TROUBLE BREATHING." You may give other explanations that were developed and tested during the adaptation and pre-testing of the questionnaire. Circle the code corresponding to the response. If the answer is 'Yes', continue to the next question. Otherwise, skip to CA12.