Variable MM3 : Is this proxy report

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 40505 (38917.3)
Invalid: 13616 (12343.8)
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 Cases Weighted
1 Yes 18435 17588 45.2%
2 No 22070 21330 54.8%
9 Missing 0 0 0.0%
Sysmiss 13616 12344
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 this a proxy report?
Interviewer instructions
MM3 asks if the responses recorded for this person on the list is a proxy report, that is, if the information that will be recorded for this adult is being provided by the person him/herself or by another adult household member. If the adult listed is available for interview, record '2' for 'No' and skip to MM5. 

If an adult listed is not at home, ask if there is another adult household member who is able to respond to questions about the absent person's sisters. If there is another adult who can respond, record a 'Yes' ('1') to question MM3 and continue to MM4.

Even in cases where there are no adults in the household who feel they can answer questions regarding the absent person's family, always ask MM5-MM9 and record 'Doesn't know' ('98'), where necessary.
If there is another adult present, ask questions MM5-MM9, specifying that you want to know about the sisters of the adult who is not present. Name that adult not present, and ask each question in turn, even if the respondent is unsure of some answers. In such cases, record '98' for 'Doesn't know'.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit