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Waiting time for current/recent FP (minutes)

This is a 3-digit variable that represents number of minutes the woman waited in the facility to obtain her current or recent family planning method.

995 = Not interviewed (female questionnaire)
996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
997 = Don't know
998 = No response or missing
999 = NIU (not in universe)


FPVISITWAITMIN, together with FPVISITWAITHR, indicates the longest amount of time the woman spent waiting during a facility visit to obtain her current or recent family planning method. FPVISITWAITHR indicates the number of hours spent waiting, while FPVISITWAITMIN indicates the number of additional minutes spent waiting and reports the full time spent waiting for those women who waited less than one hour.

Note that for women who had to visit a facility more than once to obtain their current/recent method, FPVISITWAITMIN and FPVISITWAITHR indicate the most amount of time the woman had to wait during one of these visits. Users can find the number of facility visits reported in FPVISITNUM.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women aged 15-49 who are currently using a family planning method or have used a method in the last 12 months and who received the method from a government hospital, government health center, public family planning clinic, private hospital/clinic, or private doctor that they visited at least once.


  • Uganda: 2018