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First sex part of a cultural practice/ritual

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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.
  • Malawi: 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-W