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v852A/B/C missing from Swaziland 2006 DHS [message #9078] Mon, 08 February 2016 16:01 Go to next message
allisonruark is currently offline  allisonruark
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I am trying to find the following indicators in the Swaziland 2006 DHS:
V852A: How long ago first had sex with most recent partner
V852B: How long ago first had sex with 2nd most recent partner
V852C: How long ago first had sex with 3nd most recent partner

The question shows up in the questionnaire in the DHS report, but does not appear in any of the datasets I can access. Are these data available?
Re: v852A/B/C missing from Swaziland 2006 DHS [message #9091 is a reply to message #9078] Wed, 10 February 2016 13:14 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Liz-DHS
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Dear User,
Yes. The variables coming from the sexual section you are speaking about are:
V761, V767A through V767C, V768A, V821A through V821C, V832B, V832C, V833A through V834C, V834A through V834C, V835A through V835C, V836. Swaziland used recode structure DHS-V. The recode manual can be found here: http:// dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsg4-dhs-questionna ires-and-manuals.cfm You can click on the recode manual DHS-V and the Map associated with it.
Thank you!

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Re: v852A/B/C missing from Swaziland 2006 DHS [message #9101 is a reply to message #9091] Thu, 11 February 2016 01:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
allisonruark is currently offline  allisonruark
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Thanks for the reply, but none of these are the variables I'm looking for. I'm looking for these variables:

V852A: How long ago first had sex with most recent partner
V852B: How long ago first had sex with 2nd most recent partner
V852C: How long ago first had sex with 3nd most recent partner

The following question appears in the Swaziland 2006 women's questionnaire: (asked for last 3 sexual partners, recorded in days/months/years)

question 426: For how long (have you had/did you have) a sexual relationship with this person?

So if the questionnaire in the DHS report is correct, the data were collected, but they do not appear anywhere in the dataset (nor are they mentioned in the various manuals, maps, etc. for DHS-5 recode). These variables do appear in the DHS-VI recode as V852A/B/C.

So the situation seems to be that the data for variables V852A/B/C were collected but for some reason were not included in the dataset. My question is whether there is any way I can access them.
Re: v852A/B/C missing from Swaziland 2006 DHS [message #9218 is a reply to message #9101] Thu, 25 February 2016 13:03 Go to previous message
Liz-DHS
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Dear Allison,
Am posting part of our email exchange so that other users will know this has been resolved. Thanks
Quote:

Thanks so much for investigating this for me. V768A/B/C is indeed the variable I need-- I just didn't realize that "length of time knows last sex partner" = "length of time of sexual relationship" in this case.

Thanks again, I've got what I need now!


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