Variable UF9 : Result of interview for chidren under 5

Overview
Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-6
Valid case(s): 1072 (1073.1)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 4

File: ch

Universe
Children aged 0-4
Source of information
Interview information fields completed by interviewer

Categories

Value Category
1 Completed
2 Not at home
3 Refused
4 Partly completed
5 Incapacitated
6 Other
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.

Pre-question
Result of interview for children under 5
Interviewer instructions
Complete this question once you have concluded the interview. Remember that the code refers to the mother or primary caretaker of the under-five child. Circle the code corresponding to the results of the interview. If the questionnaire is completed, circle '1' for 'Completed'. If you have not been able to contact the mother/primary caretaker after repeated visits, circle '2' for 'Not at home'. If the mother/primary caretaker refuses to be interviewed, circle '3' for 'Refused'. If you were able to only partly complete the questionnaire, circle '4' for 'Partly completed'. If the mother/primary caretaker is incapacitated, circle '5'. If you have not been able to complete this questionnaire for another reason, you should circle '6' for 'Other' and specify the reason in the space provided.

Ask the mother/primary caretaker to collect all the birth certificates and health/ immunization cards she has for this child before you begin the interview. You will need these during the interview.

Repeat greeting if not already read to this mother/primary caretaker: "WE ARE FROM (country-specific affiliation). WE ARE WORKING ON A PROJECT CONCERNED WITH FAMILY HEALTH AND EDUCATION. I WOULD LIKE TO TALK TO YOU ABOUT THIS. THE INTERVIEW WILL TAKE ABOUT (number) MINUTES. ALL THE INFORMATION WE OBTAIN WILL REMAIN STRICTLY CONFIDENTIAL AND YOUR ANSWERS WILL NEVER BE IDENTIFIED. ALSO, YOU ARE NOT OBLIGED TO ANSWER ANY QUESTION YOU DON'T WANT TO, AND YOU MAY WITHDRAW FROM THE INTERVIEW AT ANY TIME. MAY I START NOW?" 

As with similar sentences at the beginning of the Household Questionnaire and Questionnaire for Individual Women, you may change the wording of these introductory sentences as appropriate. You must make sure, however, to include the following when you are introducing yourself: The name of the implementing agency; the topic of the survey; the approximate duration of the interview; the issue of confidentiality; and with whom you would like to speak. 

If permission is given, begin the interview. If the respondent does not agree to continue, thank her/him and go to the next interview. Later, discuss the refusal with your supervisor; you or another person from the team may attempt to interview the respondent for a second time. This will depend on your description of the refusal. However, remember that the respondent's participation in the survey must be on a voluntary basis, and potential respondents must never be forced to participate.
Generated: MAR-07-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit