Variable BH4M : Month of birth of child
Valid case(s): 19922
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.
In what month and year was (name) born?
If the woman knows the date of birth, write it in the appropriate spaces for 'Month' and 'Year'. You will need to convert the month into numbers. For this, January is '01', February is '02', March is '03', etc. If the month contains only one digit, use a leading zero to fill in the first space. For example, the month of March is coded as '03'. If she does not know the month of birth, circle '98' for 'DK month' and ask her for the year of her birth. If she knows the year, write it in the spaces for 'Year'. Try under all circumstances to obtain at least the year of birth. Only when it is absolutely impossible to even estimate the year of birth should you circle '9998' for 'DK year'. If she does not know the probe to clues that might indicate the age. Ask how old she was when she gave birth. Try to find out how long ago she got married or had her first child. You MUST fill in this information. Do not leave this blank.