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EVERMARRIED (V535)
Ever been married

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Description

For women who are not currently married or living with a man, EVERMARRIED (V535) reports the woman's relationship history as "No [never married/in union]," "Formerly married," or "Lived with a man."

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
India
Kenya
Namibia

Comparability

Along with universe difference, EVERMARRIED (V535) has some differences in question wording. Most earlier samples asked, "Have you ever been married or lived with a man?" Later samples asked, "Have you ever been married or lived together with a man as if married?"

Further variations in wording are noted below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

EVERMARRIED is based on a question in the standard DHS questionnaire, with the words "as if married" added to "lived with a man" beginning in Phase V.

Comparability — India [top]

For India 2005 and 2015, information for EVERMARRIED was collected through the general marital status question of "What is your current marital status?" Currently-married women were dropped, and the remaining cases were recoded as "no" or "formerly married" (with no "lived with a man" category).

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The 2003 Kenyan survey form distinguished between "formerly married with certificate" and "formerly married by custom."

Comparability — Namibia [top]

The 2000 Namibia questionnaire distinguishes between "formerly married with certificate" and "formerly married by custom."

Universe

  • Angola 2015: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Benin 1996: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Benin 2001: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Benin 2006: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Benin 2011: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Burkina Faso 1998: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Burkina Faso 2003: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Burkina Faso 2010: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Burundi 2010: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Burundi 2016: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Cameroon 1998: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Cameroon 2004: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Cameroon 2011: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2007: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2013: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 1994: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 1998: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Cote d'Ivoire 2011: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Ethiopia 2000: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Ethiopia 2005: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Ethiopia 2011: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Ethiopia 2016: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Ghana 1998: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Ghana 2003: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Ghana 2008: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Ghana 2014: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Guinea 2005: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Guinea 2012: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • India 2005: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • India 2015: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married.
  • Kenya 1998: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Kenya 2003: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Kenya 2008: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Kenya 2014: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Lesotho 2004: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Lesotho 2009: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Lesotho 2014: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Madagascar 1997: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Madagascar 2003: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Madagascar 2008: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Malawi 2000: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Malawi 2004: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Malawi 2010: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Malawi 2016: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Mali 1995: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Mali 2001: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Mali 2006: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Mali 2012: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Model 2015: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Mozambique 1997: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Mozambique 2003: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Mozambique 2011: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Myanmar 2015: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married.
  • Namibia 2000: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Namibia 2006: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Namibia 2013: Women age 15-64 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Niger 1998: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Niger 2006: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Niger 2012: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Nigeria 1999: Women age 10-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Nigeria 2003: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Nigeria 2008: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Nigeria 2013: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Rwanda 2000: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Rwanda 2005: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Rwanda 2010: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Rwanda 2014: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Senegal 2005: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Senegal 2010: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Senegal 2012: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Senegal 2014: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Senegal 2015: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Senegal 2016: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Senegal 2017: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Tanzania 1996: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Tanzania 1999: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Tanzania 2004: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Tanzania 2010: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Tanzania 2015: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Uganda 1995: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Uganda 2001: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Uganda 2006: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Uganda 2011: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Uganda 2016: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zambia 1996: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zambia 2001: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zambia 2007: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zambia 2013: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zimbabwe 1994: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zimbabwe 1999: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zimbabwe 2005: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zimbabwe 2010: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Zimbabwe 2015: Women age 15-49 who are not currently married or in union.
  • Angola: 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B
  • Benin: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B
  • Burkina Faso: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B
  • Burundi: 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B
  • Cameroon: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-W, 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-B
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 1994-W, 1994-C, 1994-B, 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B
  • Ghana: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Guinea: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B
  • India: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B
  • Kenya: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Lesotho: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Madagascar: 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B
  • Malawi: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B
  • Mali: 1995-W, 1995-C, 1995-B, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B
  • Model: 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B
  • Mozambique: 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B
  • Myanmar: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B
  • Namibia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-B
  • Niger: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B
  • Nigeria: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B, 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B, 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-B
  • Rwanda: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B
  • Senegal: 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2012-B, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2014-B, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B
  • Tanzania: 1996-B, 1996-W, 1996-C, 1999-B, 1999-W, 1999-C, 2004-B, 2004-W, 2004-C, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B
  • Uganda: 1995-B, 1995-W, 1995-C, 2001-B, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B
  • Zambia: 1996-B, 1996-W, 1996-C, 2001-B, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2007-B, 2007-W, 2007-C, 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-C
  • Zimbabwe: 1994-B, 1994-W, 1994-C, 1999-B, 1999-W, 1999-C, 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-C, 2010-B, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B