Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Fertility Preferences of Born Children

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Fertility Preferences of Born Children includes 3 items from the Women's Questionnaire measuring individual fertility Preferences. Different aspects of fertility preference captured include the respondent’s desire for children in the future and at the time they were pregnant. 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:

Now I would like to ask some questions about your pregnancies in the last 3 years. (We will talk about each separately, starting with the last one you had.) Responses are to be completed for the “last birth” and “next-to-last birth” child separately.

 1. When you got pregnant with (NAME), did you want to get pregnant at that time?
[If pregnancy outcome was stillbirth, miscarriage/abortion] When you got pregnant with the pregnancy that ended in (DATE), did you want to get pregnant at that time?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 2. If only one live birth: a) Did you want to have a baby later on, or did you not want any children?
If more than one live birth: b) Did you want to have a baby later on, or did you not want any more children?

Response Options:
Later
No more/None

 3. How much longer do you want to wait?

Response Options:
2-digit numeric value (_Months)
2-digit numeric value (_Years)
Don’t know

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

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