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Past-year versus ever domestic violence [message #11574] Wed, 11 January 2017 17:31 Go to next message is currently offline
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I have worked with a number of country DHS datasets over the past year and am left with the same question for each one. Which variables specify PAST YEAR intimate partner violence (IPV) versus ever IPV? The 8-item CTS scale is usually coded in variables d105 (d105a-g is physical violence and d105h-i is sexual violence). These questions clearly ask about EVER violence, although the coding for the responses implies the question is about past year violence. Could you clarify? Currently, I am looking specifically at Ivory Coast 2012 dataset. Are variables d106, d107, d108 specific to past-year violence? If so, I recommend making this clearer both in the dataset and in the associated documentation to prevent confusion.

Thank you in advance for your response,


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Re: Past-year versus ever domestic violence [message #11668 is a reply to message #11574] Mon, 23 January 2017 14:06 Go to previous message
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A response from data processing expert, Mr. Guillermo Rojas,

Variables D105A-H and D105H-I are designed to capture violence for both ever and in the last year. In early phases of DHS, these questions only asked for violence ever. In later phases the questions included both ever and in the last year. Essentially the answers correspond on how those questions were asked for the survey.
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