Variable cm1 : Ever given birth
Valid case(s): 9471
Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview
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.
Now i would like to ask about all the births you have had during your life. Have you ever given birth? If "No" probe by asking: I mean, to a child who ever breathed or cried or showed other signs of life - even if he or she lived only a few minutes or hours?
If the woman says she never given birth, read out the probe to make sure the woman understands the meaning of "birth", as described during your training. Explain: "I mean, to a lived only a few minutes or hours?" if her answer is still "no", record "2" and skip to next module.