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Demographic and Health Surveys Phase 8 (DHS-8): Violence During Pregnancy

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Violence During Pregnancy includes 2 items from the Domestic Violence Module to assess physical violence experienced during pregnancy. 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:

 1. Has any one ever hit, slapped, kicked, or done anything else to hurt you physically while you were pregnant?

Response Options:
Yes
No

 2. Who has done any of these things to physically hurt you while you were pregnant? Anyone else? RECORD ALL MENTIONED.

Response Options:
Current husbandpartner
Motherstep-mother
Fatherstep-father
Sisterbrother
Daughterson
Other relative
Former husbandpartner
Current boyfriend
Former boyfriend
Mother-in-law
Father-in-law
Other in-law
Teacher
Schoolmateclassmate
Employersomeone at work
Policesoldier
Other __ (specify)

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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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