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Reason husband lives elsewhere

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HUSAWAYWHY indicates whether the respondent's husband/partner lives with her, and, if not, reports the reason why he lives elsewhere.


Apart from universe differences, HUSAWAYWHY is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability – Standard DHS

HUSAWAYWHY is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Lesotho 2014: Women age 15-49 who are currently married or living with a parter who does not live with the woman.
  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54 who are currently married or separated.
  • Lesotho: 2014-W, 2014-B, 2014-C, 2014-W
  • Yemen: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B