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Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Current Pregnancy Intentions

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Current Pregnancy Intention uses 2 items from the Women's Questionnaire to assess intentionality of the current pregnancy and desire to delay or avoid the current pregnancy. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Angola,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,Cote d'Ivoire,Ethiopia,Ghana,Guatemala,Guinea,Kenya,Madagascar,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Nepal,Rwanda,Senegal,The Gambia,Zimbabwe

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

Items asked of women who are currently pregnant

 1. When you got pregnant, did you want to get pregnant at that time?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 2. If one or more previous live births: a) Did you want to have a baby later on, or did you not want any more children?
If no previous live births: b) Did you want to have a baby later on, or did you not want any children?

Response Options:
Later
No moreNone

Scoring Procedures

Not Applicable

Original Citation

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

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