Variable CP4A : Prefer to have or not to have any more children

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-8
Valid case(s): 9765 (9722.1)
Invalid: 861 (520.9)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 8

File: wm

Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Have (another child) 4950 5002 51.4%
2 No more /none 3318 3372 34.7%
3 Says she cannot get pregnant 617 540 5.5%
8 Undecided/don't know 880 809 8.3%
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

Literal question
Now I would like to ask some questions about the future.  Would you like to have (a/another) child, or would you prefer not to have any (more) children?
Interviewer instructions
CP4A. Ask the question choosing the appropriate wording, based on what you know about the woman. If she is not pregnant, and has no living children, ask: "NOW I WOULD LIKE TO ASK SOME QUESTIONS ABOUT THE FUTURE. WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE A CHILD OR WOULD YOU PREFER NOT TO HAVE ANY CHILDREN?" Ask the entire question before accepting an answer.
If she is not pregnant and has one or more children, you will have to word the question differently, saying "WOULD YOU LIKE TO HAVE ANOTHER CHILD OR WOULD YOU PREFER NOT TO HAVE ANY MORE CHILDREN?"

Circle the code corresponding to the response given. Note that each response leads to a different skip instruction. If the woman wants to have a/another child, you should circle '1' and continue with CP4C. If she wants no more children or does not want to have children at all, you should circle '2' and skip to CP4D. If she says she cannot get pregnant, circle '3' and skip to the next module. If she is undecided or does not know, circle '8' and skip to CP4D. 

For women who are currently pregnant, you will not be asking CP4A. Instead, you will be asking CP4B, which uses the same response categories and is essentially the same question as CP4A, worded slightly differently: 

CP4B. Note that we want to make sure that pregnant women do not think that we are asking them if they want the child they are pregnant with now. Response categories and skip instructions are the same as those for CP4A.
Generated: APR-02-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit