Variable MA8 : Age at first union

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 14-99
Valid case(s): 260 (185.8)
Invalid: 5914 (5978.2)
Minimum: 0
Maximum: 98

File: wm

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


Value Category
97 Inconsistent
98 DK
99 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.

Check MA6:
Both month and year of marriage/union known? Go to Next Module

Either month or year of marriage/union not known? Continue with MA8
Literal question
How old were you when you started living with your first husband/partner?
Interviewer instructions
If both the month and year are known, go to the next module. If either the month or the year is not known, continue to MA8.

As with other age questions, if she does not know, probe. For instance, ask how old she was when her first child was born and then ask how long before or after giving birth she began living with her first husband or partner. Do not leave this question blank.
Generated: JUL-24-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit