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Partner's age at marriage or union

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MARHUSAGE reports the age of the woman's first husband or partner at the time of their marriage or union.


Apart from universe differences, MARHUSAGE has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49.
  • Bangladesh 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 1988: Women age 15-49 who have ever been married or lived with a man.
  • Bangladesh: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2004-W, 2007-W, 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-W
  • Ghana: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B