When (name) had an illness with a cough, did he/she breathe faster than usual, with short, rapid breaths or have difficulty breathing?
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.
The question aims to find out if the child has or had an illness requiring assessment by a health professional.
If the respondent asks “What do you mean by 'fast breathing'?” you may say “noticeably faster than normal when the child is rested.” If the respondent asks “What do you mean by 'difficulty breathing'?” you may say “The child sounded/looked as if he/she was having trouble breathing.” You may give other explanations that were developed and tested during the adaptation and pre-testing of the questionnaire. Circle the code corresponding to the response. If the answer is 'Yes', continue to the next question. Otherwise, skip to CA14.