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Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Physical and Sexual Violence and Control Tactics by Spouse

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Physical and Sexual Violence and Control Tactics by Spouse includes 4 items from the Domestic Violence Module to assess a former or current spouse's attempts to control or use violence. Navigational aspects (i.e. skip-out patterns and next question sequences) have not been included on this page but can be viewed on the original questionnaire located here.

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Geographies Tested: Afghanistan,Angola,Burkina Faso,Cambodia,Cameroon,Cote d'Ivoire,Ethiopia,Ghana,Guatemala,Guinea,Kenya,Madagascar,Mozambique,Myanmar (Burma),Nepal,Rwanda,Senegal,The Gambia,Zimbabwe

Populations Included: Female

Age Range: Adolescents, Adults

Items:

So far we have been talking about the behavior of your (currentlast) (husbandmale partner). Now I want to ask you about the behavior of any previous husband or any other current or previous male partner that you may have ever had.

 1. Did any previous husband or any other current or previous male partner ever hit, kick, or do anything else to hurt you physically?
 2. Did any previous husband or any other current or previous male partner physically force you to have intercourse or perform any other sexual acts that you did not want to?
 3. Did any previous husband or any other current or previous male partner humiliate you in front of other, threaten to hurt you or someone you care about, or insult you or make you feel bad about yourself?

Response Options:
Yes
No

Ask Item 4 as a follow-up to any “Yes” responses to Items 1, 2 or 3.
 4. How long ago did this last happen?

Response Options:
0-11 months ago
12+ months ago
Don’t remember

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Not Applicable

Original Citation

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Domestic Violence Module https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-dhsq8-dhs-questionnaires-and-manuals.cfm

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