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Number of sons/daughters that have died
Group: Fertility

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CHILDRENDIEDNUM reports the number of sons and daughters to whom the respondent gave birth who have died. SONSDIED reports just the number of sons who have died, and DAUSDIED reports just the number of daughters who have died.

The related variable CHILDRENDIED indicates whether the woman had ever given birth to a child who was born alive, but later died.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women age 15-49 who have given birth to a child who later died.


  • Burkina Faso: 2015-2016
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2015-2016
  • Ethiopia: 2016
  • Ghana: 2014-2015
  • Kenya: 2015
  • Nigeria: 2016
  • Uganda: 2015-2016