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Reason for best interval between births: Education of child

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IDEALBTHEDUCKID indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported she believes considerations relating to the education of the child should determine the ideal interval between births. The related variable IDEALBTHINT (V615) reports what the woman considers the best number of months or years between births.


IDEALBTHEDUCKID has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

IDEALBTHEDUCKID 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