Here we don’t list names of all children in question 4 before asking questions
5 to 12, but we have to ask all questions from 4 to 12 for each child before proceeding to the next
child. The interviewer should make the respondent understand and only talk about their natural
children. Not respond for those living in the house but who are not their children (in case of a
shared household). The interviewer should also make the respondent understand that all
responses will be kept confidential, especially for an adopted child the mother doesn’t want
anyone to know about. It is stressed that the interviewer should try to make contact and interview
the selected woman without the presence of any third person.
If the child is a household member and his/her date of birth has been listed in the
household list, then the interviewer just copies their date of birth to this column, it is not
necessary to repeat.
If the mother does not remember her child's date of birth, the interviewer may make a
suggestion like: how old were you when you gave birth to him/her. From which the interviewer
can calculate the child's age by subtracting the mother's age at birth of the child from her current
age to get the child's age. Or the interviewer may remind her that during her pregnancy, was there
any big event that took place in the locality or throughout the country, for example, Birthday
anniversary of Uncle Ho, Liberation Day anniversary (April 30), National Day (2-9), Traditional
Tet ...Then the interviewer can help the respondent calculate the child's age.