Variable MN11 : Weight at birth

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 6
Decimal(s): 3
Range: 0-9.999
Valid case(s): 832 (839.9)
Invalid: 8425 (8541.5)
Minimum: 0.5
Maximum: 10

File: wm

Women aged 15-49 who gave birth to a child in the 2 years preceding the survey
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category
9.998 DK
9.999 Missing
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
How much did (name) weigh?
Record weight from health card, if available.
Interviewer instructions
Ask the woman to show you her (or the child's) health card, if available. Record the birthweight in kilograms. If the weight is 'From card' or is recorded on another written document (such as a vaccination card, antenatal card or birth certificate), circle '1' and record the weight in the corresponding space. If the birthweight is reported by the mother, but no card or document is available, circle '2' for 'From recall' and record the weight in the corresponding space. Fill in the weight only once. Use zeros to fill in all digits if necessary. For example, if the woman tells you that the baby was 3.5 kilograms at birth; enter the information as '3.500'. Always record the birthweight from the card when possible. 

If there is no card, and the mother cannot remember the exact weight, record her best estimate. Only circle '99998' for 'DK' if she absolutely cannot remember even the approximate weight.
Generated: FEB-14-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit