Variable cd12i : Hit or slapped him/her on the face

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 12847 (12846.8)
Invalid: 7175 (6172.2)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: hh

One selected child per household aged 2-14
Source of information
Mother or caretaker of the selected child


Value Category Cases weighted
1 Yes 262 262 2.0%
2 somtimes 2224 2224 17.3%
3 NO 10161 10161 79.1%
8 Don't know/no opinion 198 198 1.5%
9 Missing 2 2 0.0%
Sysmiss 7175 6172

All adults use certain ways to teach children the right behaviour or to address a behaviour problem.  I will read various methods that are used and I want you to tell me if you or anyone else in your household has used this method with (name) in the past month.
Literal question
Hit or slapped him/her on the face, head or ears.
Interviewer instructions
The following questions are specially designed to measure various ways in which parents discipline their children. These questions are not intended to cover ALL ways that parents use to discipline children, but do cover some of the more common methods. It is important that you ask each question in a neutral way - do not let your voice reflect approval or disapproval of the various discipline methods mentioned.

First, start with the introductory sentence in CD12.


Ask the selected child's mother or primary caretaker the questions in the Child Discipline module, beginning with CD12A. It is important to mention that we are interested in knowing only about what may have occurred during the past month - the 30 days preceding the survey.

When asking the questions, remind the respondent, from time to time, that you are asking about the last 30 days or one month, and that you are interested if she/he or anyone else has used this method with the child. Circle '1' for 'Yes' and '2' for 'No' in all questions up to CD12K.


This asks if the parent/caretaker (or someone else in the household) slapped the child on the head or in the face, or on one or both ears. As before, slapping or hitting refers to an action carried out with a bare hand. (All questions using these terms refer to use of a bare hand, unless another object is explicitly mentioned.) Repeat this question slowly, and be sure to wait for an answer before going on to CD12J.
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Generated: OCT-27-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit