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.

Short Measure Multi-Country

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 more/None

CATEGORIES:


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

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

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

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

For more details, see Scoring Methodology

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