Variable TN6 : Months ago net obtained

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-99
Invalid: 99
Valid case(s): 943
Invalid: 5057
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 98

File: hh

Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
95 More than 24 months ago
98 Not sure
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 many months ago was the (most recent) net obtained?
If less than 1 month ago, record '00'.
If answer is "12 months" or "1 year", probe to determine if net was obtained exactly 12 months ago or earlier or later.
Interviewer instructions
This question is only asked about pre-treated (not permanently treated) nets - that is, brand C or brand D, and all other nets. If the household owns more than one of these types of nets, we are interested in the net that was acquired most recently.

If it was obtained within the last 2 years (24 months), calculate the number of months from the respondent's answer and record the number of months in the space provided. If the net was obtained within the last month, enter '00' in the space provided.

For example, if the respondent says, "We bought the net a year and a half ago, during the planting season," the first step is to add 12 months for each year mentioned (1 year = 12 months). The season mentioned by the respondent was the 'planting season'. Using this memory cue, ask the respondent to be more precise about which month the net was purchased, that is, "at the beginning, middle or end of planting season?" or which planting season if there is more than one. If the respondent says that he/she bought it "at the beginning of the planting season in April," and it is October at the time of the interview, count the number of months between April and October, not counting the month of purchase (May, June, July, August, September, October = 6 months. Then add the sums, 12 months + 6 months = 18 months, and record '18' in the space provided).

If the net was obtained more than 2 years ago, circle '95'. If the respondent does not know the exact number of months, probe to obtain the best estimate. If the respondent says 'a year ago', probe to try to determine if the net was obtained exactly 12 months ago, or earlier or later. Circle '98' for 'Not sure' only if the respondent cannot even estimate how long ago the net was obtained.
Generated: MAR-20-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit