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DHS Survey Indicators Other Proximate Determinants of Fertility

CURRENT MARITAL STATUS

Current marital status  
Percent distribution of women by current marital status, according to age.
 
Current marital status [Men]  
Percent distribution of men by current marital status, according to age.
 
 
SEXUAL RELATIONSHIPS OF NON-MARRIED WOMEN

Sexual relationships of non-married women  
Percent distribution of women currently non-married or living with a man by type of current sexual relationship, according to selected background characteristics.
 
 
NUMBER OF CO-WIVES

Number of co-wives   
Percent distribution of currently married women by number of co-wives, according to selected background characteristics.
 
Number of wives [Men]  
Percent distribution of currently married men by number of wives, according to selected background characteristics.
 
 
AGE AT FIRST MARRIAGE

Age at first marriage  
Percentage of women who were first married by exact age 15, 18, 20, 22 and 25, according to current age.
 
Median age at first marriage  
Median age at first marriage among women age 20(25)-49 years, by current age and selected background characteristics.
 
Age at first marriage [Men]  
Percentage of men who were first married by exact age 15, 18, 20, 22 and 25, according to current age.
 
Median age at first marriage [Men]  
Median age at first marriage among men, by current age and selected background characteristics.
 
 
AGE AT FIRST SEXUAL INTERCOURSE
 
Age at first sexual intercourse  
Percentage of women who had first sexual intercourse by exact age 15, 18, 20, 22, and 25 and median age at first intercourse, according to current age.
 
Median age at first sexual intercourse  
Median age at first sexual intercourse among women age 20(25)-49 years, by current age and selected background characteristics.
 
Age at first sexual intercourse [Men]  
Percentage of men who had first sexual intercourse by exact age 15, 18, 20, 22, and 25 and median age at first intercourse, according to current age.
 
Median age at first sexual intercourse [Men]  
Median age at first sexual intercourse among men, by current age and selected background characteristics.


RECENT SEXUAL ACTIVITY

Recent sexual activity  
Percent distribution of women by sexual activity in the four weeks preceding the survey and the duration of abstinence by whether or not postpartum, according to selected background characteristics.
 
Recent sexual activity [Men]  
Percent distribution of men by sexual activity in the four weeks preceding the survey, according to selected background characteristics.
 
 
POSTPARTUM AMENORRHOEA, ABSTINENCE AND INSUSCEPTIBILITY
 
Postpartum amenorrhoea, abstinence and insusceptibility  
Percentage of births whose mothers are postpartum amenorrheic, abstaining, and insusceptible, by number of months since birth.

Median durations for postpartum amenorrhea, abstinence and insusceptibility  
Median number of months of postpartum amenorrhea, abstinence, and insusceptibility, for births in the three years preceding the survey.

Mean durations for postpartum amenorrhea, abstinence and insusceptibility  
Mean number of months of postpartum amenorrhea, abstinence, and insusceptibility, for births in the three years preceding the survey.
 
Prevalence/incidence mean for postpartum amenorrhea, abstinence and insusceptibility  Prevalence/incidence mean of postpartum amenorrhea, abstinence, and insusceptibility, for births in the three years preceding the survey.
 
 
MEDIAN DURATION OF POSTPARTUM INSUSCEPTIBILITY BY BACKGROUND CHARACTERISTICS
 
Median duration of postpartum insusceptibility by background characteristics  
Median number of months of postpartum amenorrhea postpartum abstinence, and postpartum insusceptibility by selected background characteristics.
   
 
TERMINATION OF EXPOSURE TO THE RISK OF PREGNANCY

Termination of exposure to the risk of pregnancy  
Indicators of menopause, terminal infertility and long-term abstinence among currently married women age 30-49, by age.