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PREFTIMECHMONTH
How long to wait (months)

This is a 4-digit variable that represents the number of months the woman would like to wait before the birth of a/another child in months or years, except for the following codes:

9990 = Logical edit
9995 = Not interviewed (female questionnaire)
9996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
9997 = Don't know
9998 = No response or missing
9999 = NIU (not in universe)

Description

PREFTIMECHMONTH reports the number of months the woman would like to wait before the birth of a/another child.

The information in PREFTIMECHMONTH is constructed from PREFTIMECH and PREFTIMECHPREG, which report a specific unit of time i.e., months or years; and PREFTIMECHVAL, which reports the specific number of months or years the woman would like to wait before a/another birth.

Users should note that for women whose response was originally recorded in years, their response was multiplied by 12 to estimate the number of months. For women whose response was originally recorded in months, their response was not changed.

Enumerators were instructed to code the total number of months or years the woman would like to wait until a/another birth. However, in some samples, a select number of enumerators recorded specific years, e.g. 2017. We believe these cases were intended to represent the year in which the woman would like her next birth to occur. IPUMS-PMA recoded these cases in PREFTIMECHVAL by subtracting the year of the interview from the recorded response. Additionally, in PREFTIMECHMONTH, these cases have been recoded by subtracting the year of the interview from the recorded response and by multiplying this number by 12 to estimate the number of months the women would like to wait until a/another birth.

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

Comparability

Apart from slight universe differences, there are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

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

Universe

  • Burkina Faso 2014 Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Burkina Faso 2015 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Burkina Faso 2016 Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Burkina Faso 2016 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Burkina Faso 2017 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Burkina Faso 2018 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Burkina Faso 2020 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2013 Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2014 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2015 Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2015 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2015 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2018 Round 7 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2018 Round 7 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kinshasa) 2019 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Congo Democratic Republic (Kongo Central) 2019 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Cote D'Ivoire 2017 Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Cote D'Ivoire 2018 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ethiopia 2014 Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ethiopia 2014 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ethiopia 2015 Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ethiopia 2016 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ethiopia 2017 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ethiopia 2018 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ethiopia 2019 PMAET Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ghana 2013 Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ghana 2014 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ghana 2014 Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ghana 2015 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ghana 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Ghana 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • India 2016 (Rajasthan) Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • India 2017 (Rajasthan) Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • India 2017 (Rajasthan) Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • India 2018 (Rajasthan) Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Indonesia 2015 Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Indonesia 2016 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Kenya 2014 Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Kenya 2014 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Kenya 2015 Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Kenya 2015 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Kenya 2016 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Kenya 2017 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Kenya 2018 Round 7 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Niger 2015 (Niamey) Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Niger 2016 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Niger 2016 (Niamey) Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Niger 2017 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Niger 2018 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Nigeria 2014 (Kaduna) Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Nigeria 2014 (Lagos) Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Nigeria 2015 (Kaduna) Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Nigeria 2015 (Lagos) Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Nigeria 2016 Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Nigeria 2017 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Nigeria 2017 (Oyo) Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Nigeria 2018 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Uganda 2014 Round 1 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Uganda 2015 Round 2 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Uganda 2015 Round 3 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Uganda 2016 Round 4 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Uganda 2017 Round 5 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Uganda 2018 Round 6 Female and Household: Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.
  • Uganda 2019 Female and Household (R6 Follow up): Women age 15-49 who are able to get pregnant and would like to have a/another children, and who reported how long they would like to wait in months or years.

Availability

  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2018, 2020
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2020
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2019
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2018, 2020
  • Niger: 2015-2018
  • Nigeria: 2014-2018, 2020
  • Uganda: 2014-2019