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FP1METH (V369) reports the first family planning method the woman used. Responses are grouped into broad categories of "never used," "modern methods," "traditional methods," and "other methods," each beginning with a different first digit; specific methods within categories are distinguished by the second and third digits. Women who never used contraception are coded 0.

When children are chosen as the unit of analysis, the woman respondent indicates the mother of the child.


Apart from changes in the universe, FP1METH (V369) has some limitations in comparability due the sample-specific response categories.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FP1METH (V369) was included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase 2 to 3.


  • Bangladesh 1994: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2000: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 1995: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 1990: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 1997: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Morocco 1992: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • South Africa 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Zimbabwe 1994: All women age 15-49.
  • Bangladesh: 1994-C, 1994-W, 1994-B, 1994-W, 1997-C, 1997-W, 1997-B, 1997-W, 2000-C, 2000-W, 2000-B, 2000-W
  • Egypt: 1992-W, 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-B, 1995-W, 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B
  • Jordan: 1990-W, 1990-C, 1990-B, 1990-W, 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-W
  • Kenya: 1998-W, 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Morocco: 1992-W, 1992-C, 1992-W, 1992-B
  • Nepal: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B
  • South Africa: 1998-B, 1998-W, 1998-C
  • Zimbabwe: 1994-B, 1994-W, 1994-W, 1994-C