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Main reason for best interval between births

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IDEALBTHINTWHY reports the main reason why the respondent believes the amount of time reported in IDEALBTHINT (V615) is the best number of months or years between births.


IDEALBTHINTWHY has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Senegal 1986: Currently-married women age 15-49 who reported an ideal interval between births.
  • Senegal: 1986-W, 1986-C, 1986-B