Codes and Frequencies
DVHPSYCH indicates whether the woman sought psychological support or counselling, after she was forced to have sexual intercourse or perform sexual acts or experienced physical abuse.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, DVHPSYCH is largely comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
DVHPSYCH is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire or standard domestic violence module.
Comparability — South Africa [top]
The 1998 South Africa survey asks whether the respondent sought counseling because of beatings or other bad treatment.
Comparability — Uganda [top]
The 2016 Uganda survey asks whether the respondent sought psychological support after she was forced to have sexual intercourse or perform sexual acts.
- South Africa 1998: Women age 15-49 who have ever sought help for beatings or other mistreatment.
- Uganda 2016: Women age 15-49 who were selected and interviewed for the domestic violence module, and who have ever been forced to have sexual intercourse or perform other sexual acts by someone other than a husband/partner.