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Attitude to wife beating: Justified in other situation

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DVAOTHER indicates whether the woman believes there are other situations in which a husband is justified in hitting or beating his wife. The meaning of "other" must be interpreted relative to the specific categories included in a particular sample.


DVAOTHER has no comparability issues.

Comparability – Standard DHS

DVAOTHER is a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire, but it is related to a series of questions about when the woman believes wife beating is justified, included in Phase IV forward of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Jordan 2002: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan: 2002-B, 2002-W, 2002-W, 2002-C