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.
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 asked of women who are currently pregnant
1. When you got pregnant, did you want to get pregnant at that time?
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?
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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