For how long was [NAME] absent during the last 12 months?
Kwa muda gani [NAME] hakuwepo nyumbani katika miezi 12 iliyopita?
Present all year
Absent 6 months or less
Absent more than 6 months
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.
Record the number of months [NAME] was away out of the last 12 months. For example if the interview is conducted in the beginning of March 2008, then you should ask how many months from March 2007 to february 2008 [NAME] was
ABSENT from the household. You should ask the number of months [NAME] was NOT there.
The time spent away, does not need to be consecutive, it is CUMMULATIVE time that matters. You should add up all the months that [NAME] has been away and assess whether it is under or above 6 months. If [NAME] moved into the
household in beginning of May 2007 and then stayed till September 2007 (5 months). He then left the household in October 2007, but returned for the whole of January and february 2008. To summarise, [NAME] was:
- Absent from the household in March, April, October, November, December (5 months).
- Present in the household in May, June, July, August, September, January, February (7 months).
Thus we would choose option 2 “away for 6 months or less”.
Another example is someone who visits the household every weekend of the year. This means they are absent for 5 out of every 7 days in the year, which adds up to be more than 6 months. Someone who visits 3 out of 7 days is absent
for more than 6 months, but someone who visits for 4 out of 7 days is absent for less than 6 months.
The EXCEPTION is made for new BABIES, their responses will go with what was responded for their mothers/carer. If a baby is 2 moths old and its mother has been in the household all time of its pregnancy then has never been out for
the whole year. If the child was born out of the household or travelled out after birth and came back, then record the time absent basing on its presence.