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Age at first marriage or cohabitation (direct)

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AGEFRSTMAR2 reports the woman's age at the start of her first marriage or union. This usually refers to when the woman first started to live with her first husband or partner.

Unlike the related variable AGEFRSTMAR (V511), which is calculated from the date of the female respondent's first marriage or union and the female respondent's date of birth, AGEFRSTMAR2 is asked directly of female respondents.


AGEFRSTMAR2 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

AGEFRSTMAR2 is a country-specific variable and is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

The related variable AGEFRSTMAR (V511) is included and consistent across all phases of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Togo 1988: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married or lived with a man.
  • Togo: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B