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Age at sterilization

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FPSTERILAGEYR reports the woman's age or her partner's age, in single years, at the time of their sterilization operation.

The related variable FPSTERILAGE (V320) reports the woman's age at sterilization in five-year age groups.


FPSTERILAGEYR has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever been sterilized or whose partner has been sterilized, and who did not know the year of sterilization.
  • Nepal: 1996-C, 1996-B, 1996-W