Variable hl9 : Mother alive

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-8
Invalid: 8
Valid case(s): 12713
Invalid: 23860

File: hl

De jure household members (usual residents) aged 0-17 (under 18)
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
1 Yes
2 No
8 DK
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
Is the natural mother of [NAME] alive?
Interviewer instructions
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.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit