Enter his age in completed years, that is, his age at his last birthday. If he knows his age, write it in the space provided.
Probe: "How old were you at your last birthday?"
Compare and correct WB1 and/or WB2 if inconsistent.
If he does not know the answer to either of these two questions, probe for clues that might indicate his age. Ask how old he was when he was first married. Try to find out how long ago he got married or had his first child. (You may be able to find out the age of his oldest child if the child is still living. You may be able to relate his age to someone else in the household whose age is known. You may be able to determine his age based on how old he was when an important event occurred, and the number of years that have elapsed since.) You MUST fill in this information. Do not leave this blank. Compare and correct MB1 and MB2 if inconsistent.
Finally, before moving on to the next question, verify that the respondent is indeed eligible. If the man is younger than 15 or older than 29, you have to terminate the interview. Do this tactfully by asking two or three more questions and then thank the respondent for her cooperation; write 'INELIGIBLE' on the cover page of the questionnaire, and correct the age and eligibility information for this woman on the cover page and in Columns HL6 and HL7a of the Household Questionnaire.
Source of information
The eligible man selected for interview