Codes and Frequencies
DVMPHYS indicates whether the respondent believes physical abuse is a type of domestic violence.
Comparability — Index
In addition to universe differences, there are significant differences in question wording in DVMPHYS. See below for country-specific comparability.
Comparability – Standard DHS
DVMPHYS is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Jordan [top]
The 2007 Jordan survey first asks an open-ended question about what the respondent considers violence against women. This is followed by a series of closed-ended (yes/no) questions asking whether the respondent considers specific actions to be violence against women. The 2007 Jordan survey includes "Beating" as a response category.
Comparability — Yemen [top]
The 2013 Yemen survey asks, "What is your understanding of domestic violence, does that mean: Physical abuse?"
- Jordan 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
- Yemen 2013: Ever-married women age 15-49.