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Contraceptive calendar - why stopped using (Nigeria)

1 = Infrequent sex / husband away
2 = Became pregnant while using
3 = Wanted to become pregnant
4 = Husband / partner disapproved
5 = Wanted more effective method
6 = Side effects / health concerns
7 = Lack of access / too far
8 = Costs too much
9 = Inconvenient to use
10 = Up to God / fatalistic
11 = Difficult to get pregnant / menopausal
12 = Marital dissolution / separation
96 = Other
99 = NIU (not in universe)


CALENDARNGWHY contains a retrospective calendar data for why the woman stopped using a family planning method for 3 years prior to the female interview for Nigeria 2019. These data are in parallel to the data contained in CALENDARNG, and are contained in a comma delimited string starting in January 2017 going to the month of the interview (either November or December 2019) reading from right to left.
See the Codes tab for a list of the codes and meanings. Our user note on calendar data contains Stata code to convert this string variable into wide or long form numeric variables.


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women aged 15-49 who are pregnant, or have used family planning, given birth, or had a pregnancy end within the past 3 years, excluding women who started using their current family planning method more than 3 years ago.


  • Nigeria: 2019