Sometimes children have severe illnesses and should be taken immediately to a health facility. What types of symptoms would cause you to take your child to a health facility right away?
child develops a fever
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 needs to be asked only once of each caretaker. If the mother or caretaker cares for more than one child under age five, ask Q. 11 when completing the first child's questionnaire. Put a line through the question on the forms for subsequent children of the same mother or caretaker.
Do not prompt by mentioning the symptoms listed. If the caretaker mentions a few signs and then stops, continue by asking Any others? until you are satisfied that she has understood you and has told you all the signs she considers important. If you are not sure whether a particular sign reported by the mother fits in one of the categories listed, write the description in full and check with your supervisor later.