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DVANOFP (DVANOFP)
Attitude to wife beating: Justified if woman refuses to use contraception

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Description

DVANOFP indicates whether the woman believes a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife if she refuses to use contraception.

Comparability

DVANOFP has no comparability issues.

Comparability – Standard DHS

DVANOFP a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire, but it is part of a series of questions about when the woman believes a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife, included in the standard DHS module from Phase IV forward.

The Phase IV and V questionnaires word the introductory question as follows: "Sometimes a husband is annoyed or angered by things that his wife does. In your opinion, is a husband justified in hitting or beating his wife in the following situations?"

The Phase VI and VII questionnaires remove the prefacing sentence, and simply ask, "In your opinion, is a husband justified in hitting or beating his wife in the following situations?"

Universe

  • Myanmar 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Myanmar: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B