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Prefer to have another child or no more children - not pregnant

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FERTPREFNPREG indicates whether the woman wanted to have a child (or another child) in the future. This variable contains responses for women who are not pregnant. A similar question was posed to women who were currently pregnant (FERTPREFPREG).

Users should note that there are a small number of cases of women in the universe for FERTPREFNPREG who are currently pregnant. It is not documented whether these cases are valid responses that should have been assigned to FERTPREFPREG.

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


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

FERTPREFNPREG in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable FERTPREF in IPUMS-DHS, although FERTPREF in IPUMS-DHS does not restrict the universe to women who are not pregnant and sometimes includes additional response detail (e.g., distinguishing between "sterilized" and "declared infecund"). There may be other differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; please see the Survey Text and Universe tabs of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • Women aged 15-49 who are not pregnant.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2018, 2020-2022
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2021
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018, 2020-2022
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2021
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018, 2020-2022
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2021
  • Niger: 2015-2018, 2020, 2022-2023
  • Nigeria: 2014-2021
  • Uganda: 2014-2022