Central Data Catalog
Demographic and Health Survey 2004
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)
National Institute of Population Research and Training (NIPORT), Mitra and Associates, and ORC Macro., Minnesota Population Center
August 23, 2018
Documentation in PDF
Preferred waiting time for birth of a(nother) child (grouped) (W_PREFTIMECHGP)
0 - 99
Questions and instructions
Less than 12 months
6 or more years
NIU (Not in universe)
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.
For women who want to have a/another child, PREFTIMECHGP (V604) reports the amount of time, in years, they would like to wait before the birth of a/another child, top-coded at 6+ years.
PREFTIMECHGP includes women who are either pregnant or at risk of pregnancy. However, the definition of "at risk of pregnancy" varies across samples; see Comparability.
The related variable PREFTIMECH presents the same information in greater detail, in terms of months or years, top-coded at 20 years.
General family planning Variables -- PERSON