Variable BH3 : Sex of child
Valid case(s): 20171
Ever married women age 15-49 who have given birth
Source of information
Ever married women age 15-49
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.
IS (name) A BOY OR A GIRL?
Circle '1' for 'Male' and '2' for 'Female'. Do not guess the sex of the child from the name provided to you. When the woman is listing each birth she may indicate the sex at the same time, by saying “My son Ahmed,” for instance. In this case, you do not need to ask the sex again, since it is already obvious that the person is a male. However, when a name is mentioned that can be used for both males and females, never use your judgement. Even in cases when you think that the name would most likely be a male's (or a female's) name, have the respondent confirm the sex.