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How long trying to become pregnant - unit

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PREGTRYDUR, together with PREGTRYDURVAL, reports how long the woman has been trying to become pregnant.

Note that this variable reports only a specific unit of time i.e., months, or years, not the actual duration of the period. The specific number of months or years is reported in PREGTRYDURVAL. Users must use both PREGTRYDUR and PREGTRYDURVAL to determine the exact amount of time the woman has been trying to become pregnant.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women aged 15-49 who are currently trying to become pregnant.


  • Burkina Faso: 2022
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2021
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2022
  • Kenya: 2021
  • Niger: 2023
  • Nigeria: 2021
  • Uganda: 2022