Ever married women age 10 or older
[Questions 219-221 were asked of ever-married women age 10 or older.]
219. Has [the respondent] ever had a live birth?
 1 Yes
 2 No (go to the next household member)
NIU (not in universe)
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.
Ever Married Women Who Are 10 Years or Older
Questions number 219, 220 and 221 are asked to women who have ever married who are 10 years or older. If Q203 has a code 2, Q204 (age) 10 or older, and Q215 has codes 2, 3 or 4, then Q219, Q220 and Q221 must be asked. If not all requirements are met, then Q219, Q220 and Q221 should not be asked and should be left BLANK (Don't enter code 00).
The information which will be collected from every female household member who has ever married aged 10 or older is: has she ever given birth to a baby born alive, number of children still living, number of children who have died and whether she has given birth to a child after 1 January 2009. Information about number of children born alive who are still living and number of children who died must be recorded in detail classified by sex and whether or not the living children live in this household or a different household. Stillborn children are not included in this question.
Question 219: Children Born Alive
Ask Q219 carefully so that it is understood clearly by the respondent. When saying the phrase "born alive", don't separate the two words "born" and "alive" too much when asking the question. If it appears that the respondent doesn't quite understand, repeat the question completely. If necessary, explain the meaning of "born alive". (The enumerator is to be reminded that as he was trained, in reading the question he should be careful of his intonation so that the question is easily understood by the respondent.) If, after repeating the question, the respondent still doesn't understand, then the enumerator should try to ask the question in the local language which the respondent understands.
This variable indicates if the person has ever had a live birth.