Variable ca4 : Child ate less or more during illness
Invalid: 8, 9
Valid case(s): 195
Children aged 0-4
Source of information
The mother or caretaker of the child aged 0-4.
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During [NAME'S] illness, did [NAME] eat much less, about the same, or more food than usual?
During an episode of diarrhoea or other illness, a child may change the amount usually eaten. The focus in this question is on how much food was actually consumed by the child. If the caretaker replies that the child took only fluids (that is, the child did not 'eat'), record '1' for 'None'. If the caretaker's answer is 'less than usual', probe by asking "MUCH LESS OR A LITTLE LESS?" to find out if she/he thinks the amount was 'much less' or 'somewhat less'. Then record the appropriate code. If the mother/primary caretaker offered more food than usual, but the child ate much less, the answer is 'much less'; record '2'.