Has …… been absent from school during the past school calendar week (Monday to Friday)?
Do not know
Not applicable â€“ school closed e.g. school holiday
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.
This question is asked for individuals older than 5 years who are attending school. It measures absenteeism from school during the school calendar week (Monday to Friday) in the week preceding the survey. Only those who respond 'Yes' continue to the next question. If the answer is 'No', 'Do not know' or 'Not applicable', skip to Section 2.
This is applicable to all members of the household in the selected dwelling unit who are aged five years and older and who are currently attending Grade R/0, primary, secondary or any other kind of school.