Variable VA1 : Child ever received vitamin A

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 2381 (2381)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 9

File: ch

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


Value Category Cases weighted
0 1 1 0.0%
1 Yes 733 733 30.8%
2 No 1551 1551 65.1%
8 DK 0 0 0.0%
9 Missing 96 96 4.0%

Literal question
Has (name) ever received a vitamin A capsule (supplement) like this one?
Show capsule or dispenser for different doses -
100,000 IU for those 6-11 months old,
200,000 IU for those 12-59 months old
Interviewer instructions
This question asks if the child has received a vitamin A supplement.

Show the capsule or dispenser you were given to help the caretaker remember. You may be instructed to show different capsules, 100,000 IU for children 6-11 months old and 200,000 IU for children 12-59 months old, asking the caretaker to identify the correct one. Circle the code corresponding to the response. If the child has never received a vitamin A supplement or the mother/caretaker does not know if he/she has ever received one, skip to the next module.
Generated: OCT-21-2009 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit