During this last episode of diarrhoea, did [name] drink any of the following?
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.
We want to know what the child took to drink during the last episode of diarrhoea. Ask each question separately: Was [name] given breastmilk? Was he/she given cereal-based gruel or gruel made from roots or soup? and so forth. Circle the correct code for each answer: 1 for "yes", 2 for "no" and 9 for "doesn't know". You will be given a list of locally defined acceptable home fluids, like sugar-salt solution, yogurt drink, and so on. If the respondent answers "water", ask if this was the only drink offered, or if it was accompanied by other feeding. Ask about other fluids considered unacceptable by the local Control of Diarrhoeal Disease (IMCI) programme: you will be given a list of these. If the child took nothing to drink - code 1 for item 3I in this question - draw a line through the next question (already answered) and skip to Q. 5.