605. Now I have some questions about the future. Would you like to have (a/another) child, or would you prefer not to have any (more) children?
HAVE (A/ANOTHER) CHILD 1
NO MORE/NONE 2 (GO TO 608)
SAYS SHE CAN'T GET PREGNANT 3 (GO TO 614)
UNDECIDED/DON'T KNOW 8 (GO TO 611)
NIU (not in universe)
Never had sex
Not at risk of pregnancy
Up to God
Wants no more
Wants, unsure timing
Wants after 2+ years
Wants within 2 years
Wants more children
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.
KIDDESIRE (V605) is a constructed variable that distinguishes between women who want another child soon (in less than two years), who want another child later (in 2+ years), who want no more children, and who aren't sure (about timing or about the number of children desired).
When children are chosen as the unit of analysis, the woman respondent indicates the mother of the child.
The construction of this variable has changed across phases of the DHS and varies across countries (only sometimes distinguishing between groups of women not at risk of pregnancy due to sterilization, infecundity, or virginity). To maximize comparability across samples, IPUMS-DHS employs composite coding. Women who want more children share a common first digit of 1, women not at risk of pregnancy share a common first digit of 6, and detail present in only some samples is specified in the code's second digit.
General family planning Variables -- TOPICS