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How long would like to wait until next child - pregnant

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For women who were pregnant at the time of the interview, PREFTIMECHPREG, together with PREFTIMECHVAL, reports the amount of time they would like to wait before the birth of another child.

Note that this variable reports only a specific unit of time i.e., months or years, not the actual duration of the interval. The specific number of months or years is reported in PREFTIMECHVAL. Users must use both PREFTIMECHPREG and PREFTIMECHVAL to determine the exact amount of time the woman would like to wait before the birth of another child.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women age 15-49 who are currently pregnant and would like to have more children.


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