Variable CA14E : Symptoms: Child has difficult breathing

Type: Discrete
Format: character
Width: 1
Valid case(s): 831 (830.3)
Invalid: 0 (0)

File: ch

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


Value Category
E Child has difficult breathing
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.

Ask the following question (CA14) only once for each caretaker.
Literal question
Sometimes children have severe illnesses and should be taken immediately to a health facility.
What types of symptoms would cause you to take your child to a health facility right away?
Keep asking for more signs or symptoms until the caretaker cannot recall any additional symptoms.
Circle all symptoms mentioned,
But do NOT prompt with any suggestions.
Interviewer instructions
This question asks for symptoms that would cause the respondent to take a child to a health facility right away. 

Note that this question will only be asked once per mother/primary caretaker. If you are interviewing the same mother/primary caretaker for more than one child, ask this question when you interview her/him for the first child. Copy the response to this question to the same question in the questionnaire for the second child. If you are interviewing more than one mother/primary caretaker in the same household, ask the question once of each of the mothers/primary caretakers. 

Circle the codes for the symptoms mentioned. If the caretaker mentions a few signs and stops, continue by asking "ANY OTHERS?" until the caretaker cannot recall any additional symptoms, but do not prompt with any suggestions. Circle the codes corresponding to all symptoms mentioned. If you are not sure whether a certain sign as reported by the respondent fits in one of the above categories, write it down in full and check with your supervisor later.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit