Variable bh3 : Sex of child

Overview
Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 62359
Invalid: 0
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 2

File: bh

Universe
Ever married women age 15-49 who have given birth
Source of information
Ever married women age 15-49

Categories

Value Category Cases
1 Boy 32010 51.3%
2 Girl 30349 48.7%
9 Missing 0 0.0%
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
IS (name) A BOY OR A GIRL?
Interviewer instructions
Circle '1' for 'Male' and '2' for 'Female'. Do not guess the sex of the child from the name provided to you. When the woman is listing each birth she may indicate the sex at the same time, by saying “My son Ahmed,” for instance. In this case, you do not need to ask the sex again, since it is already obvious that the person is a male. 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.
Generated: MAR-10-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit