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A very important inquiry regarding the prevalence of premarital sex [message #18497] Mon, 09 December 2019 13:02 Go to next message
Kaluzan is currently offline  Kaluzan
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Registered: December 2019

The data available through the DHS surveys is extremely valuable, due to being it nationally representative and being processed through rigorous sampling methods. It is also very diverse and offers a great deal information about countless countries.

It is certainly very strange that many analyses have been done and statistics of various sorts been provided using this data but almost none, or very few, have made an attempt to estimate the proportion of women and men engaging in sexual intercourse prior to marriage for most countries that were surveyed. This is done only for specific cases. I was not able to find a source anywhere which would help me in this matter.

I am not tech-savvy and not able to access the data and if accessed, not aware how to exploit it in a manner that would assist me in my purpose.

Due to this, I would appreciate it extremely if you could help me. I want to know the exact percentages of women and men that have engaged in intercourse before marriage in the overall population for India 2015-16, Cambodia 2010, Myanmar 2015, Afghanistan 2015, Pakistan 2017-18, Armenia 2005, Nepal 2006, Moldova 2005, Ukraine 2007 and Bangladesh 2007.

I will wait eagerly for your reply.
Re: A very important inquiry regarding the prevalence of premarital sex [message #18510 is a reply to message #18497] Wed, 11 December 2019 09:57 Go to previous message
Bridgette-DHS is currently offline  Bridgette-DHS
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Following is a response from DHS Research & Data Analysis Director, Tom Pullum:

I am sorry, but this is outside the scope of what the forum is intended for.
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