Now i would like to ask about all the births you have had during your life. Have you ever given birth? If "No" probe by asking: I mean, to a child who ever breathed or cried or showed other signs of life - even if he or she lived only a few minutes or hours?
This module is to be administered to all eligible women age 15-49. All questions refer only to live births. These questions are used to collect information about all births the woman has ever had (including births from earlier marriages). The answers are used to estimate childhood mortality rates. It is important that the respondent understands which events to include in these reports. We want to know about all of the woman's natural births, even if the child no longer lives with her and even if the child is no longer alive. We want to know about children who were born alive - ever breathed or cried or showed other signs of life - even if they lived only a few minutes or hours. We do not want you to record any stillbirths (children who were born dead), or miscarriages, or children adopted by the woman, or children of her present husband born to another wife (to whom the respondent herself did not give birth). The first question of the module is used to determine if the rest of the module and several subsequent modules should be administered to this woman. If the answer is 'Yes', circle '1', and continue with the next question. If the woman says she has never given birth, read out the probe to make sure the woman understands the meaning of 'birth', as described during your training. Explain:" I MEAN, TO A CHILD WHO EVER BREATHED OR CRIED OR SHOWED OTHER SIGNS OF LIFE - EVEN IF HE OR SHE LIVED ONLY A FEW MINUTES OR HOURS?" If her answer is still 'No', skip directly to the Marriage/Union module.