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Mother-in-law present during marriage questions

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MARPRESMALAW indicates whether the respondent's mother-in-law was present when survey questions regarding the woman's marriage were asked. This variable relates to the interviewer's observation and is not asked of the woman directly.


MARPRESMALAW has no comparability problems.

Comparability – Standard DHS

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


  • Pakistan 1991: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Pakistan: 1991-W, 1991-C, 1991-B