Variable ca13 : What was done to dispose of the stools

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-99
Valid case(s): 5676 (2902975)
Invalid: 3768 (1954318.5)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 98

File: ch

Children aged 0-4
Source of information
The mother or caretaker of the child aged 0-4.


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Child used toilet/latrine 1361 701897 24.2%
2 Put/rinsed into toilet or latrine 2314 1.172971E6 40.4%
3 Put/rinsed into drain or ditch 91 37962 1.3%
4 Thrown into garbage (solid waste) 1059 476637 16.4%
5 Buried 383 263192 9.1%
6 Left in the open 404 208637 7.2%
96 Other 49 32970 1.1%
98 DK 15 8711 0.3%
99 Missing 0 0 0.0%
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.

Check UF11: Child aged under 3?

Yes. Continue with CA13
No. Go to CA14
Literal question
The last time (name) passed stools, what was done to dispose of the stools?
Interviewer instructions
CA13 is used to filter out children aged 3, 4 and 5 years, since the next question is to be asked only of  children under age three. Check UF11; if the child is under three (he/she is 0, 1 or 2 years old), mark the box corresponding to 'Yes' and continue with the next question. If the child is not under three (she/he is 3, 4 or 5 years old), mark the box corresponding to 'No' and skip to CA14.


The purpose of this question is to know what was done with the most recent stools passed by the child in the household. The safe disposal of children's stools is of particular importance because children's stools are the most likely cause of faecal contamination to the immediate household environment. Correct disposal of stools is linked with lower risks of diarrhoea. 

Respondents are asked where they usually dispose of their children's stools if the child did not use the toilet facility. Circle the most appropriate code.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit