Variable VA1 : Child ever received vitamin A

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 4986 (4986)
Invalid: 53 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: ch

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


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Yes 4127 4261 85.5%
2 No 695 573 11.5%
8 DK 162 151 3.0%
9 Missing 2 1 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.

Literal question
Has (name) ever received a vitamin A capsule (supplement) like this one?
Show capsule or dispenser for different doses -
100,000 IU for those 6-11 months old,
200,000 IU for those 12-59 months old
Interviewer instructions
This question asks if the child has received a vitamin A supplement.

Show the capsule or dispenser you were given to help the caretaker remember. You may be instructed to show different capsules, 100,000 IU for children 6-11 months old and 200,000 IU for children 12-59 months old, asking the caretaker to identify the correct one. Circle the code corresponding to the response. If the child has never received a vitamin A supplement or the mother/caretaker does not know if he/she has ever received one, skip to the next module.
Generated: MAR-03-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit