Variable ca4 : Child ate less or more during illness

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Invalid: 8, 9
Valid case(s): 195
Invalid: 2485

File: ch

Children aged 0-4
Source of information
The mother or caretaker of the child aged 0-4.


Value Category
1 None
2 Much less
3 Somewhat less
4 About the same
5 More
8 DK
9 Missing
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
During [NAME'S] illness, did [NAME] eat much less, about the same, or more food than usual?
Interviewer instructions
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'.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit