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Reason for best interval between births: Don't know

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IDEALBTHDK indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported she does not know why she believes the amount of time reported in IDEALBTHINT (V615) is the best number of months or years between the birth of one child and the birth of the next child.


IDEALBTHDK has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

IDEALBTHDK is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Burundi 1987: Currently-married women age 15-49 who reported an ideal interval between births.
  • Burundi: 1987-W, 1987-C, 1987-B