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.
Based on a follow-up question to IDEALKID (V613), which collects information about the ideal number of children the woman would hypothetically want to have in her whole life, IDEALBOTH (V629) reports the ideal number of children of either sex (i.e., with no gender preference).
Numeric responses to IDEALGIRLS (V628), IDEALBOYS (V627), and IDEALBOTH (V629) should sum to the total number of children in IDEALKID. Non-numeric responses (such as "up to God") are allowed for each of these variables.