Variable hl9 : Mother alive
Valid case(s): 12713
De jure household members (usual residents) aged 0-17 (under 18)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member
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.
Is the natural mother of [NAME] alive?
By 'natural' we mean the biological mother. In many cultures, people consider other people's children whom they are raising as their own, especially children of their husband or sisters, etc. You should be certain that the respondent understands that you are asking about the woman who gave birth to the child. Record the code corresponding to the response given.