Variable SB4 : Relationship to last sexual partner

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 1181 (523.4)
Invalid: 6358 (6873.6)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: wm

Women aged 15-24
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category
1 Spouse/cohabitin partner
2 Man is boyfrien/fiancee
3 Other friend
4 Casual acquaintance
6 Other
9 Missing
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
What is your relationship to the man with whom you last had sexual intercourse?

If man is 'boyfriend' or 'fiancée', ask:
Was your boyfriend/fiancée living with you when you last had sex?
If 'yes', circle 1. If 'no', circle 2.
Interviewer instructions
In this question, we want to know the relationship of the respondent to the person with whom she last had sex. If the man is 'Boyfriend or fiancé', ask: "WAS YOUR BOYFRIEND/FIANCÉ LIVING WITH YOU WHEN YOU LAST HAD SEX?" If 'Yes', circle '1' for 'Spouse/cohabiting partner' and skip to SB6. If 'No', circle '2' and continue with the next question.

Note that we are interested in the relationship of the woman with the person mentioned at the time they last engaged in sexual intercourse. For example, if a woman's last partner was a boyfriend she was living with at the time, you would record 'Spouse/cohabiting partner' even though they are no longer living together. They were living together at the time of the sexual encounter. Record the status of the relationship that existed at the time the two people last had sexual intercourse. It is most important to determine whether or not the sexual partner was someone the respondent was living with at the time they last had sexual intercourse.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit