Variable ML5 : Child given medicine before visiting health facility
Valid case(s): 890 (892.4)
Invalid: 5014 (5052.6)
Children aged 0-4
Source of information
The mother or caretaker of the child aged 0-4.
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.
Was (name) given medicine for the fever or malaria before being taken to the health facility?
This question is only asked if the child was seen at a health facility during the illness (ML2 = 1). Circle the code corresponding to the answer given. If the response is 'Yes', skip to ML7 to learn the type of medicine given. If the child did not take any medicine for the fever or malaria before being taken to the health facility, or the respondent doesn't know, skip to ML8. Note that all response categories to this question skip ML6, to go to either ML7 or ML8.