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DHS Survey Indicators Fertility Preferences

FERTILITY PREFERENCES 

Fertility preference by number of living children  
Percent distribution of currently married women by desire for more children, according to number of living children.
 
Fertility preferences by age  
Percent distribution of currently married women by desire for more children, according to age.
 
Fertility preference by number of living children [Men]  
Percent distribution of currently married men by desire for more children, according to number of living children.


DESIRE TO LIMIT CHILDBEARING
 
Desire to limit (stop) childbearing  
Percentage of currently married women who want no more children by number of living children and selected background characteristics.
 
Desire to limit childbearing [Men]  
Percentage of currently married men who want no more children by number of living children and selected background characteristics.
 

NEED FOR FAMILY PLANNING SERVICES

Need for family planning services  
Percentage of currently married women with unmet need for family planning, met need for family planning, and the total demand for family planning services.
 
 
IDEAL AND ACTUAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN

Ideal and actual number of children  
Percent distribution of all women by ideal number of children for all women and for currently married women, according to number of living children.

Ideal and actual number of children (mean)  
Mean ideal number of children for all women and for currently married women, according to number of living children.
 
Ideal and actual number of children [Men]  
Percent distribution of all men by ideal number of children for all men and for currently married men, according to number of living children.
 
Ideal and actual number of children (mean) [Men]  
Mean ideal number of children for all men and for currently married men, according to number of living children.
 
MEAN IDEAL NUMBER OF CHILDREN BY BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS

Mean ideal number of children by background characteristics  
Mean ideal number of children for all women, by age and selected background characteristics.
 
 
FERTILITY PLANNING STATUS

Fertility planning status  
Percent distribution of births in the five years preceding the survey by fertility planning status, according to birth order and mother's age at birth.
 
 
WANTED FERTILITY RATES

Wanted fertility rates  
Total wanted fertility rates and total fertility rates for the three years preceding the survey, by selected background characteristics.