Variable CM9 : Children ever born
Valid case(s): 6365 (6380.7)
Invalid: 2892 (3000.7)
Mean: 4.4 (4.5)
Standard deviation: 2.8 (2.8)
Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview
Sum answers to CM4, CM6, and CM8.
Just to make sure that I have this right, you have had in total (total number) births during your life. Is this correct? Yes. Go to CM11 No. Check responses and make corrections before proceeding to CM11
Add the numbers of births reported in CM4, CM6 and CM8 and write the sum here, then check: If she says it is correct, check the box marked 'Yes' and continue to the next question. If she says 'No', first check your addition and then go back through the list to check with the respondent whether you have obtained the information correctly. For example, starting with CM4, you would ask: "YOU HAVE TWO SONS AND ONE DAUGHTER LIVING WITH YOU, IS THAT CORRECT?" Do the same for CM6 and CM8. Correct the answers and the sum mentioned in CM9 and then continue to the next question. Make sure to cancel the 'No' in CM10 and check 'Yes' after you have made the corrections.