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.
FP1METH (V369) reports the first family planning method the woman used. Responses are grouped into broad categories of "never used," "modern methods," "traditional methods," and "other methods," each beginning with a different first digit; specific methods within categories are distinguished by the second and third digits. Women who never used contraception are coded 0.
When children are chosen as the unit of analysis, the woman respondent indicates the mother of the child.