Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Number of Wives in the Household

The Demographic and Health Survey Phase 8 (DHS-8): Number of Wives in the Household includes 3 items from the Women's Questionnaire to assess whether the respondent is the sole wife in the household or if her husband has multiple wives. Items include the the total number of wives or live-in partners, and the order of the wives. 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.

Short Measure Multi-Country

ITEMS:

 1. Does your (husband/partner) have other wives or does he live with other women as if married?

Response Options:
Yes
No
Don’t know

 2. Including yourself, in total, how many wives or live-in partners does he have?

Response Options:
Total number of wives and live-in partners (2-digit numeric)
Don’t know

 3. Are you the first, second,…wife?

Response Options:
Rank (2-digit numeric)
Don’t know

CATEGORIES:


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

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Scoring Procedures:

Not Applicable

PRIMARY CITATION:

Demographic and Health Surveys (2019). Demographic and Health Surveys: Women's Questionnaire. https://dhsprogram.com/publications/publication-DHSQ8-DHS-Questionnaires-and-Manuals.cfm

Pyschometric Score:

FORMATIVE RESEARCH

 Qualitative Research

 Existing Literature/Theoretical Framework

 Field Expert Input

 Cognitive Interviews / Pilot Testing

RELIABILITY

 Internal

 Test-retest

 Interrater

VALIDITY

 Content

 Face

 Criterion (gold-standard)

 Construct

Psychometric Scoring

NO
Total Score: 0.00/10 Points (NO DATA) 

Citation Frequency

No

KEY

 FULL POINTS
 PARTIAL POINTS
 NOT ASSESSED
 NOT APPLICABLE

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