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TIME ALLOCATION FOR HOME ACTIVITIES (HOUSEHOLD CHORES)

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.

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Geographies Tested: China

Populations Included: Female, Male

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults, Children

Items:

Instructions: Ask the following questions about each activity type and then record the answers.

[Activity Type]

  • Buy food for your household*
  • Prepare and cook food for your household
  • Wash clothes with washing machine
  • Wash and iron clothes by hand
  • Clean the house
  • During the past week, did you do this chore?
  • How much time did you spend per day, on average? (minutes)

1. During the past week, did you do this chore?

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

2. How much time did you spend per day, on average?

Response Options:
____ Minutes
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

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

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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