Variable ML9 : Days after fever started took anti-malarial

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-9
Valid case(s): 943 (950.1)
Invalid: 4961 (4994.9)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 8

File: ch

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


Value Category
0 Same day
1 Next day
2 2 days after the fever
3 3 days after the fever
4 4 or more days after the fever
8 DK
9 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.

Check ML4 and ML7: Anti-malarial mentioned (codes A - H)?

Yes. Continue with ML9

No. Go to ML10
Literal question
How long after the fever started did (name) first take (name of anti-malarial from ML4 or ML7)?
If multiple anti-malarials mentioned in ML4 or ML7, name all anti-malarial medicines mentioned. 

Record the code for the day on which the first anti-malarial was given.
Interviewer instructions
If an antimalarial was mentioned either in ML4 or ML7 (codes A-H), check the box marked 'Yes' and continue to the next question. If 'No', check the corresponding box and skip to ML10.


This question asks about the time interval between the beginning of the child's fever and when he/she took the first dose of an antimalarial medicine to treat the fever. 

If multiple antimalarial medicines are mentioned in ML4 or ML7, name all antimalarials mentioned. Record the code for the day on which an antimalarial was given for the first time. If he/she started taking (the antimalarial) the same day the fever started, circle '0' for 'Same day'. If the antimalarial was first given the next day (the day after the fever began), circle '1' for 'Next day' and so on. If the respondent does not know how long after the fever started the child first took the antimalarial, circle '8'.
Generated: FEB-14-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit