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.
After having obtained the child's date of birth, ask the child's age in completed years, and record in the space provided. Remember, ages must refer to the last birthday. Probe if necessary by asking “How old was (name) at his/her last birthday?”
If the mother/primary caretaker does not know the current age of the child, try asking “How many years ago was (name) born?” You may help the respondent by relating the child's age to that of other children or to some important event or to the season of birth, by asking, for example, “How many wet seasons ago was (name) born?”
Record age in completed years. Record '0' if the child is less than 1 year old.
Ask AG1 and AG2 independently. Then, check for consistency between the date of birth and completed age.