17. For a woman aged 15 and over specify:
___ a) Number of children ever born alive
___ b) Children surviving
___ c) Children living separately
___ For a married woman aged 15-49, specify how many children she is planning to have (including those surviving)
Question 17. For a woman aged 15 years and over specify:
a) Children ever born alive
b) Children surviving
c) Children living separately
For women aged 15 years and over (whether married or not) under item "a" the total number of children ever born (excluding stillbirths) is to be marked whether all children are alive or not at the moment, belong to the woman's household or live separately. At the same time, adopted or patronized children, as well as children of the husband's previous marriage, are not to be included to the number of children born to a woman.
Out of the total number of children born to a woman, under item "b" the number of children alive at the moment of census is to be specified.
Out of children surviving, under item "c" the number of children living separately from their mother, i.e. do not belonging to her household (e.g. because of their leave for education or separating into an independent household, etc.) should be specified.
If a woman did never procreate children, under items "a", "b" and "c" the label "0" should be placed.
If out of children ever born no child is surviving at the moment of census, under items "b" and "c" the label "0" is to be placed.
If all children ever born live together with their mother, under item "c" the label "0" is to be placed.
For a married woman aged 15-49 years specify how many children she is planning to have (including those surviving).
The question is to be only asked of married (whether registered or not) women aged 15-49 years.
A woman questioned is to be asked how many children she is planning to have (all surviving inclusive) and the number said by her is to be recorded in a special box. The number is to include all children alive at the moment of census, whether they live in the household or not.
The answer is to be recorded as obtained strictly from a woman questioned. If it is not clear from the answer whether a woman names the total number of children planned or only the number of future children (excluding those surviving), the question is to be made more precise and the total number should be indicated. For example, if a woman has one child and is going to have one more, the number "2" is to be recorded; if she having one child is not going to have more children, the number "1" is to be recorded.
If a woman finds it difficult to name the exact number of children and answers ambiguously, for instance, "two or three", the numbers "2-3" should be recorded.
If a woman has no child and is not going to have any, the number "0" is to be recorded.
This question is to be only completed through a personal interview. If the enumerator has no possibility to ask a given woman in person, the answer is to be recorded.
For women under 15 years the answers to question 17 of the enumeration questionnaire (form 3N) are not, as a rule, to be completed. Only when a woman has children, the number of live-born children is to be indicated with specification of the number of those surviving and those living separately. For married women it should also be indicated how many children she is planning to have (those surviving inclusive).