Variable MA1 : Currently married or living with a man

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 1-3
Valid case(s): 10243 (10243)
Invalid: 383 (0)
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, currently married 5980 6221 60.7%
2 Yes, living with a man 27 23 0.2%
3 No, not in union 4236 3998 39.0%
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
Are you currently married or living together with a man as if married?
Interviewer instructions
This module is to be administered to all women aged 15-49 years (including women age 15 and age 49).

In the questionnaire and this manual, 'marriage' always refers to both formal and informal unions, such as living together. An informal union is one in which the man and woman live together for some time, intending to have a lasting relationship, but do not have a formal civil or religious ceremony. 

For example, if a woman went to live with her boyfriend and his family and stayed there for several years, they would be considered 'living together', whether or not they have any children. On the other hand, if a woman has a boyfriend but has never lived with him, she would not be considered in a union. Casual sexual encounters are not included here.


The options here are currently married, living with a man, or not in union (the woman is neither married nor living with a man). Circle the code corresponding to the respondent's status at the time of the interview. If the woman is currently neither married or in a union, skip to MA3.
Generated: APR-02-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit