First sex part of a cultural practice/ritual
Codes and Frequencies
SX1STCULTURE indicates whether the woman's first sexual intercourse was part of a cultural practice or ritual.
Comparability — Index
SX1STCULTURE has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
SX1STCULTURE is a country-specific variable not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Malawi [top]
The 2010 Malawi survey asks, "The first time you had sexual intercourse, was it to participate in a cultural practice or ritual such as chinamwali or kuchosa fumbi?"
- Malawi 2010: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sexual intercourse that did not occur at the time of their first union.