Variable MA5 : Married once or more than once

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-9
Invalid: 9
Valid case(s): 4934
Invalid: 2343
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 2

File: wm

Ever married women aged 15-49
Source of information
The eligible woman selected for interview


Value Category
1 Only once
2 More than once
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. If a woman was married and then was widowed or divorced, from her husband or partner and is now married, record 'More than once'. If a woman is not currently married but was previously married two or more times, record 'More than once' by circling '2'. If she has married  only once, circle '1.'

Note that the question refers to periods 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'.
Generated: MAR-20-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit