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Disability and spousal violence [Nigeria DHS 2018] [message #19022] Sun, 05 April 2020 02:37 Go to next message
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Registered: February 2017
Location: North West
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Hello DHS team,

We're working on analysing the relationship between disability (as measured by the Washington Group disability questions) and spousal violence using Nigeria DHS 2018.

However, our preliminary analysis suggests that women who were included in the disability module were not asked domestic violence questions or vice versa. Is this true?

We've also checked similar analysis using Uganda 2016 DHS, and it worked (both the PR and IR files merged and we had no missing cases for the disability questions when analysing domestic violence).

Please advise. Thank you.


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Re: Disability and spousal violence [Nigeria DHS 2018] [message #19081 is a reply to message #19022] Thu, 16 April 2020 18:27 Go to previous message
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Registered: February 2013
Senior Member
Dear User,Form P 428 in the final report Nigeria DHS 2018:

The module on domestic violence was administered in the subsample of households that were selected for the men's survey. In accordance
with the World Health Organization (WHO) guidelines on the ethical collection of information on
domestic violence, only one eligible woman age 15-49 per household was randomly selected for the
module, and the module was not implemented if privacy could not be obtained (WHO 2001). In total,
10,678 women completed the module. Only 1% of women eligible for the domestic violence module could
not be successfully interviewed with the module because privacy could not be obtained or for other
reasons. Special weights were used to adjust for the selection of only one woman per household and to
ensure that the domestic violence subsample was nationally representative.
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