Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Number of Children

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Number of Children includes 5 items from the Women's Questionnaire regarding the number of children who live and do not live with the respondent. Navigational aspects (i.e., skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

 1. How many sons live with you?
 2. And how many daughters live with you?

Response Options:
Sons at home (2-digit numeric)
Daughters at home (2-digit numeric)
If none, record ‘00’.

 3. Do you have any sons or daughters to whom you have given birth who are alive but do not live with you?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 4. How many sons are alive but do not live with you?
 5. And how many daughters are alive but do not live with you?

Response Options:
Sons elsewhere
Daughters elsewhere
Record the 2-digit numeric value. If none record “00”.

CATEGORIES:


GEOGRAPHIES TESTED:

Afghanistan
Angola
Burkina Faso
Cambodia
Cameroon
Cote d'Ivoire
Ethiopia
Ghana
Guatemala
Guinea
Kenya
Madagascar
Mozambique
Myanmar (Burma)
Nepal
Rwanda
Senegal
The Gambia
Zimbabwe

POPULATIONS INCLUDED:
Female

AGE RANGE:
Adolescents
Adults

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

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