Has [name] had diarrhoea in the last two weeks, that is, since [day of the week] of the week before last?
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.
Record the mother's answer by circling the appropriate code. If a respondent is not sure what is meant by diarrhoea, tell her it means three or more loose or watery stools per day, or blood in the stool. Make sure the respondent understands what is meant by 'in the last two weeks'.
If the child has had diarrhoea in the last two weeks, circle 1 for "yes" and skip to Q. 3, drawing a line through the skipped question. If the child has not had diarrhoea in the last two weeks or the caretaker doesn't know, circle 2 for "no" or 9 for "doesn't know", and go on to Q. 2.
CARE OF ILLNESS MODULE
These questions aim to find out if the child has recently had diarrhoea or any other illness and, if so, what treatments, drinks and foods the child took during the episode. A diarrhoea episode is defined as three or more loose or watery stools per day, or blood in the stool on any day, or as defined by the mother.