Variable BR1 : Child has birth certificate

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 5246 (5246)
Invalid: 658 (698.9)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 8

File: ch

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


Value Category
1 Yes, seen
2 Yes, not seen
3 No
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.

Literal question
Does (name) have a birth certificate?
May I see it?
Interviewer instructions
This question aims to provide an estimate of the extent of birth registration in your country. Respondents must be assured that the information about individual families will never be given to authorities, and that they cannot be identified in any way. 

Ask to see the birth certificate. Circle the appropriate corresponding code, noting whether or not the certificate was seen. If the child has a birth certificate and it was seen, circle '1' and skip to BR5. If the child does not have a birth certificate ('3'), or if the child has a birth certificate but the mother/primary caretaker is unable to show you the certificate ('2'), continue to the next question.
Generated: FEB-14-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit