Variable CM7 : Ever had child who later died
Valid case(s): 6058 (6224.2)
Invalid: 4568 (4018.8)
Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview
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.
Have you ever given birth to a boy or girl who was born alive but later died?
This question is extremely important. Circle the code corresponding to the response. Some respondents may fail to mention children who died very young, so if she answers 'No', it is important to probe by asking "…THAT IS, ANY BABY WHO CRIED OR SHOWED SIGNS OF LIFE BUT SURVIVED ONLY A FEW HOURS OR DAYS (OR ONLY A SHORT TIME)?" If the answer is still 'No', skip to CM9. Some respondents may be reluctant to talk about this subject and may become sad or upset that you are asking such questions. Be sympathetic and tactful in such situations. Say that you know the subject is painful, but the information is important.