Variable cm2a3 : Year of first birth
Invalid: 9998, 9999
Valid case(s): 6271
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.
What was the date of your first birth? I mean the very first time you gave birth, even if the child is no longer living, or whose father is not your current partner.
Investigator needs to obtain the year of the woman's first birth, which means the very first time she gave birth, even if the child is no longer living, or is the child of a partner other than her current one. As with all questions about dates and ages, you may need to probe to obtain the best information. If she does not know the exact day or month of first birth, record '98'. If she does not know year of first birth, recor '9998'. If she cannot give the year of the birth go to CM2B.If the she can give a year of birth continue to CM3.