The Time Allocated for Household Activities or Chores – China measure includes 2 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 different types of household activities and chores in the past week in terms of minutes per day. 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 here.
Geographies Tested: China
Populations Included: Female, Male
Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children
Instructions: Ask the following questions about each activity type and then record the answers.
1. During the past week, did you do this chore?
No - 0
Yes - 1
Unknown - 9
2. How much time did you spend per day, on average?
If does not know the exact time, record - 99.
* For Activity Type “Buy food for your household” if this is done on the way to or from school or work, record - 88
Chinese Center for Disease Control and Prevention. (2015). China Economic, Population, Nutrition, and Health Survey 2015 Individual Questionnaire. https://www.cpc.unc.edu/projects/china/data/questionnaires/C15Individual_Eng.pdf
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