For how many days was ……. absent during the past school calendar week (Monday to Friday)? Write the number of days
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.
The question is only asked if an individual was absent during the past school calendar week. Respondents had to provide the number of days that a person was absent. Because it only deals with the school calendar week, the minimum value is 1 and maximum value is 5.
Ask if “Yes” in Q1.24a
This is applicable to all members of the household in the selected dwelling unit who are aged five years and older and are currently attending Grade R/0, primary, secondary or any other kind of school, and who were absent during the school calendar week preceding the survey.