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Method used before current or recent method

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For women who were using a family planning method to delay or avoid pregnancy right before their current/recent method, FPPENMETH indicates which method the woman was using right before her current/recent method.

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


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  • Women aged 15-49 who are currently using a family planning method or have used a family planning method within the last 12 months and who were using a family planning method before their current/recent method.


  • Burkina Faso: 2017-2018
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2018
  • Kenya: 2017-2018
  • Nigeria: 2017-2018