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Woman's current marital or union status (detailed)

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MARSTAT2 reports the woman's current marital status and, if married, her husband's current number of wives/partners.

The related variable MARSTAT (V501) also reports the woman's current marital status with different response categories. MARSTAT2 differs by dividing the married category into separate responses indicating the married woman's husband's number of partners.


MARSTAT2 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MARSTAT2 is a country-specific variable and is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

The related variable MARSTAT (V501) is included in the standard DHS questionnaire, with variations in standard wording and response categories over time.


  • Togo 1988: All women age 15-49.
  • Togo: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B