Variable BF3A : Child received vitamin, mineral supplements or medicine
Valid case(s): 4986 (4986)
Invalid: 53 (0)
Children aged 0-4
Source of information
The mother or caretaker of the child aged 0-4.
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.
Since this time yesterday, did he/she receive any of the following: Read each item aloud and record response before proceeding to the next item. Vitamin, mineral supplements or medicine?
This question asks about what the child was fed in the preceding 24 hours. The purpose of this question is to determine what liquids or foods the child was given. Prompt by asking each listed item in turn, such as: "DID (name) RECEIVE VITAMIN OR MINERAL SUPPLEMENTS OR MEDICINE?" or "DID HE/SHE RECEIVE PLAIN WATER?" and so on through the list. Read each item aloud and record the response before proceeding to the next item. Use the local terms for these liquids or foods. Make sure that the respondent understands the question, particularly what is meant by 'since this time yesterday'. Specify to the mother/primary caretaker: mid-morning, mid-afternoon, etc., depending on the time of the interview. Circle the code corresponding to the response. If the mother/primary caretaker does not know the answer, repeat the question using other local words for the fluid or food. If the answer is still not known, circle '8' for 'DK'