7. Location of birth
The location of birth is, for people born in Cameroon, the quarter/district in which they were born. For people born outside of Cameroon, the location of birth if the country where they were born.
If the person being surveyed has civil status certificate or a national identity card, this information exists in those documents:
-Take this information and transcribe it in the questionnaire while respecting the rules below which define the location of birth.
If the person does not have a civil status certificate, ask him the following question:
Q. Where you born in Cameroon? If the answer is YES,
Ask the following question:
Q. What district or quarter where you born in?
-Mark the answer on the dotted line corresponding with the registration order number of the surveyed person (if it's a quarter that still exists)
If the person was born in Cameroon and knows the town he was born in, but isn't able to connect it to an quarter or a district, ask him the following question:
Q. Which administrative district or grouping is attached to the town in question?
-Do not write anything in the questionnaire. Take the information from the scratch notebook, specifying the names of those in the household and the order number of the relevant person and inform the team leader so as to find a solution together.
If the answer is No, the person was born outside of Cameroon, ask him the following question:
Q. Which country were you born in?
-Mark the answer provided on the dotted line corresponding to the registered order number of the surveyed person.
Q. In which quarter were you born, was _____ born in?
-Then ask him if this location was in a city or a town (based on the location of residence at the time of birth);
-Mark in the proper space the code for his location of birth (1=urban, 2=rural).
Question: "What quarter was X born in?"
Additional question: "Was it Obala proper or a village in the district of Obala?"
If it was a village:
-Mark 2, which corresponds to the code for a rural space.
NB. You must consider the changes that occurred after the current administrative re-zoning which may affect the quarter/district of birth of the surveyed person.
Consequently, only mark the current quarter which is attached to the town declared by the surveyed person.
-Ask for his birth country if he was born abroad.
-Mark the name of this country on the dotted line that corresponds to the registration order of the surveyed person.