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Total number of husband's wives during woman's second marriage

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WIFENUMHUSB2 reports the total number of wives for the female respondent's second husband/partner.

The related variable WIFENUM (V505) reports the number of other wives (or co-resident partners) for the female respondent's current husband/partner.


WIFENUMHUSB2 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

WIFENUMHUSB2 is a country-specific variable and is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Togo 1988: Women age 15-49 who have been married or lived with a partner two or more times.
  • Togo: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B