Variable MA3 : Ever married or lived with a man

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-3
Valid case(s): 6190 (6208.9)
Invalid: 8529 (8349)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 3

File: wm

Women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category Cases Weighted
1 Yes, formerly married 1484 1626 26.2%
2 Yes, formerly lived with a man 373 422 6.8%
3 No 4333 4160 67.0%
Sysmiss 8529 8349
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

Literal question
Have you ever been married or lived together with a man?
Interviewer instructions
For women who are not currently married or living with a man, ask whether they have ever been married or lived with a man. Remember that 'married' refers to both formal and informal unions. 

Circle the code corresponding to the response given. Notice that there are two different response categories for a 'Yes' response: 'Yes, formerly married' and 'Yes, formerly lived with a man'. Be sure to make the distinction between the two categories. If the respondent just answers 'Yes', probe by asking, "WERE YOU FORMERLY MARRIED OR DID YOU LIVE WITH A MAN?" If she was formerly married and also reports living with a man, circle the code for 'Yes, formerly married'. 

If she was never married and never lived with a man circle '3' for 'No' and go to the next module. Otherwise, continue on to MA4.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit