During [name]'s illness, did he/she eat less, about the same, or more food than usual? If "less", probe: Much less or a little less?
about the same
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.
During an episode of diarrhoea or other illness a child may change the amount usually eaten. Ask the question just as it is worded on the questionnaire. If the mother's answer is "less than usual", probe to try to find out if she thinks the amount was "somewhat less" or "much less" than usual. Circle the code for her response.
The focus in this question is on how much food was actually consumed by the child. If the caretaker offered more food than usual, but the child ate much less, the answer is "much less"; circle 2.
If the child is very young and the mother replies that he/she takes only fluids or breastmilk (i.e. has not started 'eating' yet), there is no need to probe, since 'drinking' and 'eating' count as the same for this child. Circle the answer for this question (eating) that comes closest to the answer you circled for Q. 4 (drinking).