Variable CA1 : Child had diarrhoea in last 2 weeks
Valid case(s): 6302
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.
Has (name) had diarrhoea in the last two weeks, that is, since (day of the week) of the week before last?
Diarrhoea is determined as perceived by mother or caretaker, or as three or more loose or watery stools per day, or blood in stool.
These questions aim to find out if the child has recently had diarrhoea or any other illness and, if so, what treatments, drinks and foods the child took during the episode. Diarrhoea is determined by the perception of the mother or caretaker, or by three or more loose or watery stools per day, or by blood in stool. When asking this question, insert the name of the day of the interview. For example, if the interview is taking place on a Tuesday, ask: "HAS (name) HAD DIARRHOEA IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS, THAT IS, SINCE TUESDAY OF THE WEEK BEFORE LAST?" Record the mother's/primary caretaker's answer by circling the corresponding code. If a respondent is not sure what is meant by diarrhoea, tell her/him it means "THREE OR MORE LOOSE OR WATERY STOOLS PER DAY, OR BLOOD IN THE STOOL." Make sure the respondent understands what is meant by 'in the last 2 weeks'. If the child has not had diarrhoea in the last 2 weeks or the caretaker doesn't know, skip to CA5.