NOT PREGNANT OR UNSURE: a) How long would you like to wait from now before the birth of (a/another) child?
PREGNANT: b) After the birth of the child you are expecting now, how long would you like to wait before the birth of another child?
MONTHS 1 __
YEARS 2 ______
SOON/NOW 993 (GO TO 811)
SAYS SHE CAN'T GET PREGNANT 994 (GO TO 813)
OTHER (SPECIFY) 996 (GO TO 811)
DON'T KNOW 998 (GO TO 811)
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