Variable MA5 : Married or lived with a man once or more than once

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Valid case(s): 5425 (4493.1)
Invalid: 2114 (2903.9)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 9

File: wm

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


Value Category
1 Only once
2 More than once
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
Have you been married or lived with a man only once or more than once?
Interviewer instructions
As with MA1, we are interested in formal marriages as well as informal arrangements. If a woman was married or lived with a man and then was widowed, divorced, or separated from her husband or partner and is now either married to or living with someone else, record 'More than once'. If a woman is not currently married or in an informal union but was previously married or living with someone else two or more times, record 'More than once' by circling '2'. If she has married or lived with someone else only once, circle '1.'

Note that the question refers to periods of marriage or informal unions, and not to numbers of husbands or partners. If a woman was married to a man and divorced him, and then married the same person again, she should be considered as having married 'More than once'. The same applies to informal unions with the same person.
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit