Central Data Catalog
Demographic and Health Survey 1994 - IPUMS Subset
Integrated Public Use Microdata Series (IPUMS)
Institut National de la Statistique, Ministère Délégué Auprès du Premier Ministre, Chargé de l'Economie, des Finances et du Plan [Côte d'Ivoire] and Macro International Inc., Minnesota Population Center
May 14, 2020
May 14, 2020
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Preferred waiting time for birth of a(nother) child (grouped) (C_PREFTIMECHGP)
Questions and instructions
604) CHECK 223:
NOT PREGNANT OR UNSURE: How long would you like to wait from now before the birth of (a/another) child?
PREGNANT: After the birth of this child you are expecting now, how long would you like to wait before the birth of another child?
MONTHS____ 1 (GO TO 610)
YEARS____ 2 (GO TO 610)
SOON/NOW 994 (GO TO 610)
SAYS SHE CAN'T GET PREGNANT 995 (GO TO 610)
OTHER (SPECIFY)____ 996
DON'T KNOW 998
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 -- TOPICS