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Care of Children Under Age 6 - China

The Care of Children Under Age 6 – China measure includes 4 items from the 2015 China Economic, Population, Nutrition, and Health Survey also referred to as the China Health and Nutrition Survey (CHNS). Asked of participants 6 years or older, these items focus on the time spent on caretaking activities for children under age 6 during the week. The CHNS is a multi-province survey aimed at understanding how social, economic, and governmental policies (e.g., family planning efforts) affect the health and nutrition of Chinese residents. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire.

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Geographies Tested: China

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children

Items:

1. During the past week, did you take care of children under 6 in your household?

Response Options:
No - 0
Yes - 1
Unknown - 9

2. How much time did you spend taking care of the children by feeding, bathing, dressing, holding, or watching them during the past week? (hours) [Time should be counted even if doing something else while caring for the children, such as cooking a meal or washing clothes.]

Response options:
Three digit numeric value (if one does not know the exact time, record as "-99".)

3. Did you take care of children under age 6 for another household during the past week?

Response Options:
No - 0
Yes - 1
Unknown - 9

4. How much time did you spend taking care of children under age 6 for another household during the past week? (hours)

Response options:
Three digit numeric value (if one does not know the exact time, record as "-99".)

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention (2015). China Economic, Population, Nutrition, and Health Survey 2015 Individual Questionnaire. Retrieved July 9, 2020, from https://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/china/data/questionnaires

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