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DVHEFFECT (DVHEFFECT)
Effectively got help for violence

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Description

For women who were randomly selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module and had experienced physical or sexual violence for which they sought help, DVHEFFECT indicates whether the woman effectively got help from the person(s) from whom she sought help.

Comparability

Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DVHEFFECT has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DVHEFFECT is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire or standard domestic violence module.

Universe

  • Pakistan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49 who were selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module, and who have ever been physically or sexually abused by their current/former husband, ever forced sexually by anyone, experienced physical violence since age 15 or during a pregnancy, and who sought help for the physical or sexual violence.
  • Tanzania 2015: Women age 15-49 who were selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module, and who have ever been physically or sexually abused by their current/former husband/partner, ever forced sexually by anyone, experienced physical violence since age 15 or during a pregnancy, and who sought help for the physical or sexual violence.
  • Pakistan: 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-W
  • Tanzania: 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-W