Variable CM7 : Ever had child who later died

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-2
Valid case(s): 9594 (9726.3)
Invalid: 5125 (4831.6)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 2

File: wm

Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Yes 955 946 9.7%
2 No 8639 8780 90.3%
Sysmiss 5125 4832
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
Have you ever given birth to a boy or girl who was born alive but later died?
Interviewer instructions
This question is extremely important. 

Circle the code corresponding to the response. Some respondents may fail to mention children who died very young, so if she answers 'No', it is important to probe by asking "…THAT IS, ANY BABY WHO CRIED OR SHOWED SIGNS OF LIFE BUT SURVIVED ONLY A FEW HOURS OR DAYS (OR ONLY A SHORT TIME)?" If the answer is still 'No', skip to CM9.

Some respondents may be reluctant to talk about this subject and may become sad or upset that you are asking such questions. Be sympathetic and tactful in such situations. Say that you know the subject is painful, but the information is important.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit