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Age when first used something to prevent or delay pregnancy

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FP1STUSAGE reports how old the woman was when she first used a method of family planning.


FP1STUSAGE has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FP1STUSAGE is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • South Africa 1998: Women age 15-49 who have ever used a contraceptive method.
  • South Africa: 1998-B, 1998-W, 1998-C