Variable MM5 : How many sisters (born to the same mother)

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-98
Valid case(s): 23048 (23531.6)
Invalid: 17292 (18163.4)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 98

File: hl

De jure household members (usual residents)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
98 Don't know
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 sisters (born to the same mother) have you ever had?
Interviewer instructions
This question asks how many sisters the respondent (or the adult for whom he/she is responding) has ever had. It is important that the respondent understands that you are asking about her true biological sisters, that is, all of the females born to the respondent's mother. For example, female cousins or sisters-in-law who may commonly be referred to as 'sister' should not be counted. Emphasize to the respondent that this number should include both her sisters who are living and those who have died.

Note that there are no skips in questions MM5-MM9. If the respondent states in MM5 that she/he never had any sisters, you should enter '00' for the following four questions, MM6-MM9.
Generated: APR-02-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit