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Prefer to have another child or no more children

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FERTPREF indicates whether or not the woman wanted to have a child (or another child) in the future.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.


Question wording varies somewhat among samples. See Questionnaire text tab for details.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

FERTPREF in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable FERTPREF in IPUMS-DHS. There may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; please see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • Women aged 15-49.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2018, 2020-2022
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2021
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018, 2020-2021
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2020
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018, 2020-2021
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2021
  • Niger: 2015-2018, 2020, 2022
  • Nigeria: 2014-2021
  • Uganda: 2014-2021