Variable CP4CN : Desired waiting time (number)

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 0-99
Valid case(s): 5223 (5309.4)
Invalid: 5403 (4933.6)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 99

File: wm

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


Value Category
93 Soon/now
94 Says she cannot get pregnant
95 After marriage
96 Other
98 Don't know
99 Missing
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
How long would you like to wait before the birth of (a/another) child?
Interviewer instructions
Here, you will also need to choose the appropriate phrasing for the question, based on what you already know about the respondent. This question should be asked of all women (pregnant or not pregnant) who say that they want to have another child. 

Note that the answer can be given in months or years. Circle '1' if the response is in months or '2' if in years, and record the answer in the appropriate spaces. If she says she would like to have a baby right away, record 993 for 'Soon/now'. If the woman says she cannot get pregnant, circle '994'. If the woman tells you she would like to wait until after she is married to have a child, record '995' for 'After marriage'. If she gives a different answer, circle '996' for 'Other'. If she says she does not know, circle '998'. For women who say that they cannot get pregnant, you should skip to the next module.
Generated: APR-02-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit