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Relationship with 2nd most recent sex partner


This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.


SXPAR2RELMN (MV767B) reports the man's relationship to his second-most-recent sex partner.


Along with slight differences in question wording, there are significant response category differences in SXPAR2RELMN (MV767B), which may affect its comparability.

Most of the differences across samples derive from changes in the standard DHS questionnaire, which are addressed below. Researchers are advised to consult the codes page to see the response categories used in a particular sample.

To maximize comparability across samples, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding for SXPAR2RELMN. For example, the categories "spouse" and "cohabiting partner" are sometimes reported separately and sometimes combined, but all these responses share a common first digit of 1.

Comparability - Standard DHS

SXPAR2RELMN (MV767B) is included in Phase IV forward of the standard DHS questionnaire.


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