Table 1A EN-INDEPTH survey questions on pregnancy intention from DHS-7 and overview of responses

From: Pregnancy intention data completeness, quality and utility in population-based surveys: EN-INDEPTH study

Domain Question Responses Details No. of potential respondents No. of missing data n (%) No. of don’t knows n (%) No. of ‘other’ responses n (%)
Existing pregnancy-specific intention questions 1) ‘When you got pregnant with THIS BABY, did you want to get pregnant at that time?’ - Yes
- No
Asked for last stillbirth, last neonatal death and last live birth survivor to D28 from the Full Birth History module only. 14,991 7 (0.05) na na
2a) ‘Did you want to have a baby later on, or did you not want any children?’ - Later
- No more/none
Asked to women who responded with ‘no’ in 1 and who had only ever given birth once. 705 10 (1.4) na na
2b) ‘Did you want to have a baby later on, or did you not want any more children?’ - Later
- No more/none
Asked to women who responded with ‘no’ in 1 and who had given birth more than once previously 2040 26 (1.3) na na
3) How much longer did you want to wait? - Months (if < 1 year)
- Years (if > 12 months)
- Don’t know
Asked to women who responded with ‘later’ in 2a and 2b. Not used in the calculation of pregnancy intention. 2173 37 (1.7) 331 (15.2) na
Desired family size questions 4a) If you could go back to the time you did not have any children and could choose exactly the number of children to have in your whole life, how many would that be? - None
- Number (integer recorded)
- Other (specified)
Asked to all women who had at least one child at the time of the interview. This section was excluded in Matlab. 11,493 59 (0.5) 1225 (10.7). The ‘other’ category included ‘don’t know’ responses
4b) If you could choose exactly the number of children to have in your whole life, how many would that be? - None
- Number (integer recorded)
- Other (specified)
Asked to all women who had no children at the time of the interview. This section was excluded in Matlab. 109 13 (11.9). The ‘other’ category included ‘don’t know’ responses
  1. Numbers in table are unweighted
  2. na not applicable