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SXPAR1YNGR (V821A)
Last sexual partner younger, the same age, or older

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Description

For young women who had intercourse in the last 12 months, SXPAR1YNGR (V821A) reports whether the woman's most recent sexual partner was younger, about the same age, or older than she was.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Ghana
India
Kenya
Lesotho
Malawi
Mozambique
Nepal
Nigeria

Comparability

Along with universe differences, there are some question wording differences in SXPAR1YNGR (V821A), but the variable is largely comparable across samples. Most commonly, for women who knew their partner's age, the relative age was calculated by the DHS. For women who did not know their partner's age, the woman was asked whether the sexual partner was younger, about the same age, or older than she was. If the partner was older, she was asked whether he was more or less than 10 years older. Surveys that depart from this format are discussed below.

Comparability - Standard DHS

SXPAR1YNGR (V821A) first appears in phase V of the Standard DHS. It is removed in phase VI.

Comparability — Ghana [top]

The Ghana 2003 survey did not ask the specific age of the sexual partner, but only asked whether the man was "younger, about the same age, or older than you?" If the respondent said the sexual partner was "older," she was asked a follow-up question about whether the partner was less than 10 years or more than 10 years older than her.

Comparability — India [top]

The India 2005 survey asked for the specific age of the sexual partner. If the respondent did not know the age of her sexual partner, she was asked a follow-up question about whether the partner was "ten or more years older than" her, but not about whether the partner was younger or the same age.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The Kenya 2003 survey did not ask the specific age of the sexual partner, but only asked whether the man was "younger, about the same age, or older than you?" If the respondent said the sexual partner was "older," she was asked a follow-up question about whether the partner was less than 10 years or more than 10 years older than her.

Comparability — Lesotho [top]

The 2004 Lesotho survey did not ask the specific age of the sexual partner, but only asked whether the man was "younger, about the same age, or older than you?" If the respondent said the sexual partner was "older," she was asked a follow-up question about whether the partner was less than 10 years or more than 10 years older than her.

Comparability — Malawi [top]

The Malawi 2004 survey did not ask the specific age of the sexual partner, but only asked whether the man was "younger, about the same age, or older than you?" If the respondent said the sexual partner was "older," she was asked a follow-up question about whether the partner was less than 10 years or more than 10 years older than her.

Comparability — Mozambique [top]

The Mozambique 2003 survey did not ask the specific age of the sexual partner, but only asked whether the man was "younger, about the same age, or older than you?" If the respondent said the sexual partner was "older," she was asked a follow-up question about whether the partner was less than 10 years or more than 10 years older than her.

Comparability — Nepal [top]

The 2006 Nepal questionnaire asks, "Would you say this person is ten or more years older than you?"

Comparability — Nigeria [top]

The Nigeria 2003 survey did not ask the specific age of the sexual partner, but only asked whether the man was "younger, about the same age, or older than you?" If the respondent said the sexual partner was "older," she was asked a follow-up question about whether the partner was less than 10 years or more than 10 years older than her.

Universe

  • Benin 2006: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Cameroon 2004: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months, their last partner was someone other than their husband/partner, and they don't know the age of this partner.
  • Congo (Democratic Republic) 2007: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months, and whose last partner was someone other than their husband/partner.
  • Ethiopia 2005: Women age 15-24 whose households were selected for the male survey and who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Ghana 2003: Women age 15-19 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Ghana 2008: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Guinea 2005: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • India 2005: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Kenya 2003: Women age 15-19 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Kenya 2008: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Lesotho 2004: Women age 15-24 who have ever had sexual intercourse and their last partner was someone other than their husband/partner.
  • Lesotho 2009: Women age 15-49 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Madagascar 2008: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months and their last partner was someone other than their husband/partner.
  • Malawi 2004: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Malawi 2010: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Mali 2006: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Mozambique 2003: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Namibia 2006: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months and their last partner was someone other than their husband/partner.
  • Nepal 2006: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Niger 2006: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months and who don't know the age of their last partner.
  • Nigeria 2003: Women age 15-19 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Nigeria 2008: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Rwanda 2005: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months, their last partner was someone other than their husband/partner, and they don't know the age of this partner.
  • Senegal 2005: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months and their last partner was someone other than their husband/partner.
  • Tanzania 2004: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Uganda 2006: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Zambia 2007: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Zimbabwe 2005: Women age 15-24 who have had sexual intercourse in the last 12 months.
  • Benin: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B
  • Cameroon: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-W
  • Ethiopia: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B
  • Ghana: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B
  • Guinea: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B
  • India: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B
  • Kenya: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B
  • Lesotho: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2009-W, 2009-C, 2009-B
  • Madagascar: 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B
  • Malawi: 2004-W, 2004-C, 2004-B, 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B
  • Mali: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B
  • Mozambique: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B
  • Namibia: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B
  • Nepal: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B
  • Niger: 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B
  • Nigeria: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-B
  • Rwanda: 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-C
  • Senegal: 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-C
  • Tanzania: 2004-B, 2004-W, 2004-C
  • Uganda: 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-C
  • Zambia: 2007-B, 2007-W, 2007-C
  • Zimbabwe: 2005-B, 2005-W, 2005-C