Regrets sterilization (does not want or unsure about child)
Sterilized, no regret
Sterilized (missing fertility preference)
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.
FERTCERT (V601) is constructed from a series of questions reporting the woman's fertility preference and the level of certainly of her preferences.
Like FERTPREF (V602), FERTCERT (V601) draws upon the question, "Would you like to have a (another) child or would you prefer not to have any (more) children?" The standard response categories are "have another," no more/none," "says she can't get pregnant," and "undecided or don't know." Depending on the woman's response to this initial question, a follow-up question is then asked to gauge the woman's level of certainty. Such a question might read as follows: "Would you say that you definitely do not want to have (more) children, or are you not sure?" FERTCERT (V601) is coded based on the woman's responses to these two questions.