When [name] had an illness with a cough, did he/she breathe faster than usual with short, quick breaths or have difficulty breathing?
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.
This question is asked to find out if the child has or had an illness needing assessment by a health professional (as defined by the CDD/IMCI programme). If the caretaker asks "What do you mean by 'fast breathing'?" you may say noticeably faster than normal when the child is rested. If the caretaker asks "What do you mean by 'difficulty breathing'?" you may say The child sounded/looked as if he/she was having trouble breathing, or you may give other explanations that were developed and tested during the adaptation and pre-testing of the questionnaire. Some societies have specific words for rapid breathing: in north-east Brazil, for example, canseira, meaning 'tiredness', is specifically identified with this symptom. Circle the appropriate code. If the answer is "yes", go on to the next question. Otherwise skip to Q. 11, drawing a line through the skipped questions.