Variable BH4Y : Year of birth of child

Overview
Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 4
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1971-9999
Invalid: 9999
Valid case(s): 20263
Invalid: 114
Minimum: 1971
Maximum: 9998

File: bh

Universe
Ever married women age 15-49 who have given birth
Source of information
Ever married women age 15-49

Categories

Value Category
9998 D.K.
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
In what month and year was (name) born?
Interviewer instructions
Probe:
What is his/her birthday?

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.
Generated: MAR-20-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit