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Reason for best interval between births: Other

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IDEALBTHOTH indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported she believes some other reason should determine the ideal amount of time between births. The meaning of "other" must be interpreted relative to the specific response categories included in a particular sample.

The reported variable IDEALBTHINT (V615) reports what the woman considers the best number of months or years between births.


IDEALBTHOTH has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

IDEALBTHOTH 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-B, 1987-W, 1987-C