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Uganda 2011 - spousal physical violence [message #12646] Wed, 28 June 2017 08:57 Go to next message
Sashaz
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Registered: June 2017
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Hello

I have a few questions regarding spousal physical violence using Uganda 2011 DHS data:

1) In the men's survey, question 909 in the survey (page 457 of the Uganda report) or label md112 in the data, the question/label reads: 'respondent ever physically hurt wife/partner when he was not hurting her'. Could you please confirm whether this should read: 'respondent ever physically hurt wife/partner when she was not hurting him' (since this would be in alignment with the women's questionnaire)? If not, could you please clarify what this is measuring?

2) Could you please clarify what 4: frequency in last 12 months missing for d105 variables is? Specifically, does this mean that violence occurred within the past 12 months but it is uncertain whether this was often or sometimes, OR does this mean violence occurred but it is uncertain whether this was often, sometimes or not in the last 12 months?

3) I am trying to create a variable for spousal physical violence in the past 12 months but am having trouble replicating the 24.2% figure in table 16.9.1 (page 256). Could you please provide information on how this was calculated? I have provided my Stata code below.

gen currentphysviol=1 if d105a==1|d105a==2|d105b==1|d105b==2|d105c==1|d105c==2|d105d= =1|d105d==2|d105e==1|d105e==2|d105f==1|d105f==2|d105j==1|d10 5j==2|d130a==1
replace currentphysviol=0 if currentphysviol==.&v044==1
tab currentphysviol [iweight=domesticviolenceweight]

Thank you very much in advance.
Re: Uganda 2011 - spousal physical violence [message #12653 is a reply to message #12646] Wed, 28 June 2017 10:56 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Registered: February 2013
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Dear User,
1) In the men's survey, question 909 in the survey (page 457 of the Uganda report) or label md112 in the data, the question/label reads: 'respondent ever physically hurt wife/partner when he was not hurting her'. Could you please confirm whether this should read: 'respondent ever physically hurt wife/partner when she was not hurting him' (since this would be in alignment with the women's questionnaire)? If not, could you please clarify what this is measuring?
Answer: Thank you for pointing this out. It should read 'respondent ever physically hurt wife/partner when she was not hurting him' as you have indicated.
2) Could you please clarify what 4: frequency in last 12 months missing for d105 variables is? Specifically, does this mean that violence occurred within the past 12 months but it is uncertain whether this was often or sometimes, OR does this mean violence occurred but it is uncertain whether this was often, sometimes or not in the last 12 months?
Answer: This is really part of a two part variable where in the questionnaire you have the question itself ex: Q1105a, then a second part indicating the frequency. In this case it means that in the collection of the data, the 2nd portion (frequency) was not recorded. May have been due to interviewer error. So in this case I would say it was your first choice "violence occurred within the past 12 months but it is uncertain whether this was often or sometimes"
Here is the CSPro code for the 1st variable in the series:
 { Physical violence }
      box Q1105A1 => D105A;       { push, shake, throw something }
            1    => Q1105A2;
            2    => 0;
                 => Q1105A1;
      endbox;
      if Q1105A1 = 1 & Q1105A2 in notappl,missing then
       D105A = 4
       elseif Q1105A1 = 1 & Q603 = 1 then						
       D105A = 4												
       endif;

3)I am trying to create a variable for spousal physical violence in the past 12 months but am having trouble replicating the 24.2% figure in table 16.9.1 (page 256). Could you please provide information on how this was calculated? I have provided my Stata code below.
gen currentphysviol=1 if d105a==1|d105a==2|d105b==1|d105b==2|d105c==1|d105c==2|d105d= =1|d105d==2|d105e==1|d105e==2|d105f==1|d105f==2|d105j==1|d10 5j==2|d130a==1
replace currentphysviol=0 if currentphysviol==.&v044==1
tab currentphysviol [iweight=domesticviolenceweight]

Answer I will refer the 3rd part of your query to one of our experts.
Hope this helps.


Re: Uganda 2011 - spousal physical violence [message #12808 is a reply to message #12653] Sun, 16 July 2017 13:39 Go to previous message
Sashaz
Messages: 2
Registered: June 2017
Member
Hello

Thank you very much for confirming that information, it was most helpful.

I just wanted to follow up on the third point and whether someone could please let me know how this was calculated? I also have another question - could you please confirm how the sub-sample of domestic violence was implemented?

On page 241 of the 2011 Uganda DHS report section 16.1.2 it says that in the 1/3 of households selected for the men's survey, 1 eligible man per household took the domestic violence module, and in the remaining 2/3 households 1 woman took the domestic violence module. Further down the page in section 16.1.3 it says that the domestic violence module was implemented only in the subsample of households selected for the men's survey. Could you please confirm whether the domestic violence module was implemented to all households (of which 1/3 were to men and 2/3 were to women) or whether it was only in the households in which the men's survey was implemented (of which 1/3 were to men and 2/3 were to women)?

Thank you again in advance for your assistance.
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