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Argentina 2001 Indonesia 1990 Nepal 2011 Rwanda 2012
Brazil 1991 Indonesia 1995 Nigeria 2006 Saint Lucia 1991
Cambodia 2004 Indonesia 2005 Nigeria 2007 South Sudan 2008
Cambodia 2013 Iraq 1997 Pakistan 1973 Spain 1981
Canada 1971 Lesotho 2006 Palestine 1997 Sudan 2008
Canada 1981 Malawi 2008 Palestine 2007 Thailand 1980
China 2000 Malaysia 1980 Palestine 2017 United States 1960
Greece 2001 Mauritius 1990 Philippines 1990 United States 1980
Hungary 1980 Mauritius 2000 Philippines 2010 Zambia 1990
Hungary 1990 Mauritius 2011 Romania 1992 Zambia 2010
Indonesia 1976 Mexico 1995 Romania 2002
Indonesia 1980 Nepal 2001 Romania 2011
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Argentina 2001 — source variable AR2001A_0423 — Years in union
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[Questions 20-36 were asked of persons age 14+.]


23. In what year did you begin living together?

[Question 23 was asked of persons age 14+ who live with a partner or in matrimony for the first time, per questions 21-22.]

[Specify and] go to question 24

[] [Specify] _ _ _ _
[] Unknown



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Brazil 1991 — source variable BR1991A_0442 — Age of person when entering first union
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[Questions 31 to 34 were asked of those who live or have lived in the company of a spouse, common-law husband or wife, etc.]


31. If answer to question 30 was 1, indicate the month and year entered into first union

_ _ month
_ _ year
[] 13 don't remember


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Question 31 - If box 1 - yes - was marked in question 30, indicate the month and year when the first marriage was contracted
The record will be of the month and year that the person began living in the company of the first spouse. When the number of the month is less than 10, place a zero to the left.
When the person is unable to say exactly or does not remember the month or year, mark Box 13 - Does not remember.


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Cambodia 2004 — source variable KH2004A_0407 — Age at first marriage
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Form B: Household questionnaire Part 2

Individual particulars
For all persons
[Questions 1 to 6 were asked of all persons]

[9] Age at first marriage _ _

For other than never married

Age at first marriage [in completed years] [Ask married, widowed, divorced and separated person]
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52. Instructions for filing-in Column 1 to 23 of Form B: Part 2
You have to collect information in part 2 for all persons mentioned in Statement and Statement 1.2 of Part 1. Some of the following questions have been answered in Part 1. Therefore there will be no need to ask these questions again. In such cases all you have to do is to copy the information in the appropriate columns.

62. Column 9: Age at first marriage
This question should be asked for other than never married persons. Age at first marriage of a person in completed years is the age at the time the person got married for the first time of his/her lifetime. This question should be asked only if the marital status of the person is "married or widowed or divorced or separated ". For person never married, put dash (-) in this column.


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Cambodia 2013 — source variable KH2013A_0407 — Age at first marriage
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For all persons
[Questions 1 to 6 were asked of all persons]

9. Age at first marriage _ _

For other than never married

Age at first marriage in completed years (ask only married, widowed, divorced or separated person)
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52. Instructions for filling-in column 1 to 25 of Form B: part 2

You have to collect information in part 2 for all persons mentioned in statement 1.1 and statement 1.2 of part 1. Some of the following questions have been answered in part 1. Therefore there will be no need to ask these questions again. In such cases all you have to do is to copy the information in the appropriate column.

61. Column 8: marital status

Codes are provided in the column heading itself. You have to ask this delicate question carefully and record appropriate code numbers according to the answers given. Record code 1 for Never Married i.e. for those who have never entered into any form of marital union. Record code 2 for Married, 3 for widowed, 4 for divorced and 5 for separated.

61.1. The category "Married" will include those persons who are contractually married but not yet living as a man and wife. Even if a marriage is disputed in the neighborhood write code 2 if the person concerned says he or she is married and is in stable de facto union. The category separated will include both legal and de facto separations. Persons who were widowed or divorced but have remarried must be recorded as married.

62. Column 9: age at first marriage

[p. 23]

This question should be asked for other than never married persons. Age at first marriage of a person in completed years is the age at the time the person got married for the first time of his/her lifetime. This question should be asked only if the marital status of the person is "married or widowed or divorced or separated".


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Canada 1971 — source variable CA1971A_0435 — Age at first marriage
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[Questions 22-40 were asked of persons age 15+, per question 21.]


28. What was the date of your first marriage?

[Question 28 was asked of persons ever married.]
Mark circles for month, decade and year
Month

[] January
[] February
[] March
[] April
[] May
[] June
[] July
[] August
[] September
[] October
[] November
[] December

Decade

[] 188_
[] 189_
[] 190_
[] 191_
[] 192_
[] 193_
[] 194_
[] 195_
[] 196_
[] 197_

Year

[] 0
[] 1
[] 2
[] 3
[] 4
[] 5
[] 6
[] 7
[] 8
[] 9

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28 and 29. Note that these questions refer only to persons who are now married or have been married at one time. Question 28 is to be answered by both men and women and Question 29 by women only.
28. If you have been married more than once, report only the date of your first marriage.
29. Count all babies born alive that you have ever had, whether born of this marriage or any previous marriage. Include those who died after birth and those now residing elsewhere. Do not include adopted or stepchildren. Fill the "None" circle if you never had a baby.

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Canada 1981 — source variable CA1981A_0412 — Age at first marriage
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[Questions 31-46 were asked of persons age 15+, per question 30.]


38. What were the month and year of your first marriage?

For all persons who are married or have ever been married. If exact month or year are not known, enter best estimate.
_ _ Month
_ _ Year


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China 2000 — source variable CN2000A_0446 — Age at first marriage
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24. Age of the first marriage, please provide date of marriage also: ____
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Part One. Personal Records

R17 through R24 apply to persons who are 15 years or older.

R24. Date of first marriage
It asks about the year and month of a person's first marriage. Those who chose 2 to 5 in R23 should answer this question.


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Greece 2001 — source variable GR2001A_0438 — Year of first marriage
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Questions 15-26 below should only be completed for persons born in 1990 or earlier


Questions 25 and 26 are only for women


26. Total duration of marriage

___ Duration of marriage (in years)
___ Year of first marriage


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Question 26: Write down the total duration of marriage(s), excluding the period of widowhood, or the years between marriages.


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Hungary 1980 — source variable HU1980A_0412 — Year of first marriage
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4. Marriage (s) / number of children
Only for women born before 1965.

Year(s) of marriage(s) 19_ _
Number of live-born children _ _


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4. Wedding(s)

In cases of never married persons, the printed quads remain blank.

If a person having had more than four marriages the date of the further marriages will be marked in the part "Comments of the enumerator".


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Hungary 1990 — source variable HU1990A_0413 — Year of first marriage
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8. Year of first marriage:
[] 19 _ _
[] 90 Never married


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8. Year of first marriage

The question should be answered by every married, widowed or divorced person by a four digit number. The answer "Never married 90" can be marked only for males and females who have never lived in a legal marriage. The year of the first marriage should be marked even in case a person has had several marriages.


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Indonesia 1976 — source variable ID1976A_0455 — Age at first marriage
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E. Marriage and fertility
Ask of all ever-married women. Ask questions person by person.
[Questions E1-E11]


E4. Age at first marriage

How old were you at the time of this marriage?

Write age in years: _ _


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E. Information on mother's fertility
Ask these questions to women who have ever been married, that is, currently married, widowed or divorced

This part of the questionnaire contains questions about marriage (how many times married), number of children, and some questions about family planning.


Column (8) Age at first marriage
Age at marriage (the first marriage for those married more than once). Make sure to calculate the age by considering the month and year of birth/current age and the month and year of first marriage.
For example: The respondent was born in 1952, so she is now 23 years old. The year she was married (first marriage) was 1969, so her age when she first married should be 17 years old. Suppose the respondent answers 19 year as the age she first married; this is not correct so all of the information about age and birth must be checked and corrected until everything agrees. If it happened like this, then the respondent must be asked again her age, year of her marriage (first), and her age when she married (first marriage).


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Indonesia 1980 — source variable ID1980A_0444 — Age at first marriage
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IX. Ever married women
[Questions 43-49.]


44. Age at first marriage

_ _ years



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Indonesia 1990 — source variable ID1990A_0448 — Age at first marriage
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VIII. Women with status of married, divorced, widowed
[Questions 39-46 were asked of women who indicated being married, divorced, or widowed, as per question 5.]


40. Age at first marriage

____ years


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F. Block VIII. Women who are married, divorced, or widowed


Question 40: Age at first marriage
Ask the mother's age at her first marriage.
If the month and year of the first marriage is known, calculate the age at first marriage by connecting the month and year of her first marriage with the month and year at the current marriage. Similar with the age calculation, the age at first marriage is rounded down. Write down this age in the appropriate space.

Example:
Someone was born in January 1939. He/she married for the first time in May 1964. Then the age at first marriage is 25 years (although in fact it is 25 years and 4 months).


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Indonesia 1995 — source variable ID1995A_0460 — Age when first married
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VII. Ever married women age 10-54
[Questions 701-716]


704. How old was [the respondent] when you first married?

_ _ years


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6.7 Block VII. Women age 10-54 who ever married
This block is only asked to women aged 10-54 years old who ever married in order to obtain information on marriage, number of children born alive, children currently alive and deceased children. The characteristics are very useful to count the total number of births and the number of stillbirths. Try to interview the mother in question.

Block VII is filled in after the characteristics of all household members are recorded into Block V and Block VI. In a set of SUPAS95-S there are 4 pages of Block VII that are in pages 26-29. Write the characteristics of ever married women age 10-54 first on page 26, then on page 27 and so forth. If in one household there are more than four ever married women aged 10-54 years old, use an extra page.

For Block VII, read the questions that are printed in small letters.


Question 704: Age when first married
Ask the age of the respondent at the first marriage. If the month and year of the first marriage is known, count the age when first married by relating the month and year of the first marriage with the month and year of birth.

As in the calculation of age, the age when married for the first time is rounded downwards. Write the age in the provided place.

Example:
Ms. Maryam was born on January 1939. She married for the first time in May 1964. The age when married for the first time is 25 years old (although actually it is 25 years 4 months).


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Indonesia 2005 — source variable ID2005A_0486 — Age at first marriage
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VII. Ever married women age 10 or older
[Questions 701 - 723 were asked of women age 10 or older who have ever been married.]


703. How old were you at your first marriage?

Year _ _


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4. For every female member of the household who has ever been married (WPK - Indonesian Wanita Pernah Kawin) and age 10 or older complete Blocks VII.A, VII.B, VII.C, VII.D and VII.E. Block VII.C is filled in only if WPK has ever had a live birth. Begin with the WPK household member who has the lowest serial number and continue until all WPK household members have been interviewed.

Complete Blocks VI.A, VI.B, VI.C and VI.D for every household member and then continue the interviews with WPK household members to complete Blocks VII.A, VII.B, VII.C, VII.D and VII.E.

[p. 58]

There are several ways of completing form SUPAS05-S; these are:

1) Write answers in the space provided.
2) Write answers in the space provided and write in the codes in boxes provided.
3) Cross out the incorrect answers.
4) Circle the appropriate code.
5) Circle the appropriate code, and then write in the code in the box provided.
6) Place a check in the space provided.
7) Follow the instructions indicated by the arrow sign
8) Write the complete answer and leave blank the box marked "To be filled by supervisor/editor"
9) Note any important items in the Note section and/or in the margin of the page of the questionnaire.
Instructions and possible answers are printed in upper-case letters whereas questions that must be read by the enumerator are printed in lower case letters.

[Examples of correct and incorrect writing in the original document are not presented here.]


7.8 Block VII. Ever-married women age 10 or older
The questions in this block are asked only to women who have ever been married (Q 405, codes 2, 3, or 4) and are age 10 or older (Q 404 ≥ 10).


Question 703: Age at first marriage
Ask the respondent her age at the time of her first marriage. If the month and year of her first marriage are known, estimate the age at first marriage by relating the month and year for first marriage to the month and year of her birth. As in the case of estimating age, age at first marriage is rounded down. Write the age in the space provided. Minimum age at first marriage is 10 years.

[p. 126]

Example:
Mrs. Mirna was born in January 1939. She married for the first time in May 1964. Then her age at first marriage was 25 (although in fact it was 25 years and 4 months).

Note:
Women who are pregnant outside of marriage are considered divorced (Q405 = 3); then Q703 should be filled in with the age at the time of enumeration minus the number of months of the pregnancy. If she has given birth, Q703 is filled in by calculating her age at the birth of her first child minus 9 months.


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Iraq 1997 — source variable IQ1997A_0408 — Year of first marriage
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To be filled by people age 12 and older
[Applies to questions 38-45]


For married, divorced or widowed persons (both sexes)
[Applies to questions 39-40]


39. Date of first marriage____

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39. The date of first marriage:
This field is filled by both sex (male and female) and for all persons married, divorced and widowed those persons indicated to their names in the squares (2, 3, 4) of field (38) and recorded in this field the year of marriage as it is recorded in the legal marriage certificate . If the legal marriage certificate dated in (5/8/1975) number (75) is recorded only in this field beside number (19) fixed in the field itself without recording the day and month.

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Iraq 1997 — source variable IQ1997A_0406 — Year of birth
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37. Date of birth
Day ____
Month ____
Year ____

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37. The date of birth:
Recorded in this field in numbers the date of birth of the person by day, month and year. The numerator has to notice that number (19) is fixed on the field of year means thousands and hundreds. If the person was born in 1945 it is recorded beside number (19) number (45). The numerator has to regard and to work hard in collecting these data accurately especially children and the year of birth and if the name of the month is not available he has to confirm the year of birth only. He does not have to mention the age in years but only does the year of birth. To ensure the accuracy of data he has to go back to the documents available to fix the data of birth and it depends first on the birth certificate then the identification card and if it is not available he depends on army service certificate or nationality certificate or passport and if all these documents are not the same and there is some difference in them the numerator has to estimate the year of birth on the basis of the person appearance and the rest person of the household opinion and to connect the year of birth with national, religious and historical events and the ages of the rest persons of a household.
[p.12]
Note: If the date of birth in the identification card includes (1/7) in day and month the numerator has to ask the person about the real date of his birth although the day and month (1/7) is available in his identification card. If it is obvious that the person really doesn't know the day and month of his birth the numerator doesn't have to record that and to record the year of birth only.

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Lesotho 2006 — source variable LS2006A_0407 — Age at first marriage
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Section B. List of household members

7. Age at first marriage

[Question asked of those every married (answered 2-7 in Question 6.)]
Enter age in completed years. Enter 88 for not applicable

_ _ Age
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Part B of the questionnaire
For all persons

77. Column 7: Age at first marriage (for those who ever married)

Enter age in completed years. Ask only those who have ever married that is those coded 2, 3,5,6,7.

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Malawi 2008 — source variable MW2008A_0450 — Age at first marriage or union
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[Questions P28-P29 were asked of residents age 12 years or older]


P29. How old was [the respondent] when he/she first got married? _ _

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Questions to be asked of usual residents age 12 years or older
[Questions P28-P29 were asked of usual residents age 12 years or older]


P29. Age at first marriage
Ask the age in completed years at first marriage for all respondents who ever married (consensually married, divorced/separated or widowed).

Write the age in completed years in the boxes provided and shade the digits as appropriate.

If there is some difficulty in recalling the age, ask for the date (that is, year) at which that person first got married or lived with a partner. Then, age at first marriage can be obtained by subtracting date of birth (DOB) from date at first marriage (DFM).

If the respondent cannot remember, try to find out roughly how many years that person has been married, and if she/he is still in the first marriage, deduct the number of years in marriage from 2008 to reach the year of marriage.


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Malaysia 1980 — source variable MY1980A_0443 — Age at first marriage
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For persons 10 years of age and over
[Questions 25-44b were asked of those who are 10 years old or over.]


[Questions 41-42 were asked of those who were ever married.]


42. How old were you when you first got married? _ _

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Questions 25-44 are to be asked of persons who are 10 years of age and above.


Question 42
This question tries to obtain the age in completed years at the time when a person got married for the first time. The question is also to be asked of all ever married persons.

There may be some recall problems for older persons. An attempt should be made to obtain 'Age at first marriage' as correctly as possible. If answers such as "13 or 14" are given, or where an answer could not be given for older persons, refresh their memories by asking for 'Age at which they had their first child' or even 'Years of marriage'. If the event happened during a year in which a notable event happened, this may help in getting a more exact age.

For this question, it will be a good idea if the instructions to the question on 'Age' of a person be followed, and the calendar of important events used.


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Mauritius 1990 — source variable MU1990A_0416 — Age at first marriage
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In strict confidence
Ministry of Economic Planning and Development
Central Statistical Office

Population Census
Mauritius

Night of 1-2 July 1990

For persons not single in column 12:

13 Age at first marriage ____

Give the age in completed years at which the person married for the first time.
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7. Instructions on how to fill in the census form
The Census form has to be filled in completely by the head of the household.
A household is either one person living alone, or a group of persons, who may or may not be related, but who live together and make common provision for food and other essentials for living. The head of household is any adult member, whether male or female, who is acknowledged as head by the other members.

The census form can contain information for up to 10 persons. If there are more than ten persons, continue on a new form which can be obtained from the Census enumerator. Please note that nothing should be written in the shaded boxes [][]: they are reserved for inserting codes.

[Next page]

After completing the form, have it ready so that the enumerator can collect it on Monday 2 July 1990 or soon after. If you are not sure how to complete any of the entries, please ask the enumerator to help you when he or she calls. He or she will also check your answers and ask any questions necessary to complete the form and correct inaccurate entries.

Column 13
Age at first marriage
For every person, male or female, who is not single in column 12, write the age, in completed years. at which he or she got married for the first time. Marriage includes civil and religious marriage as well as free union. For example, if a person started living in a free union at the age of 25 years, got civilly married at the age of 28 years 5 months, and then married religiously at the age of 28 years 7 months, write 25 years.

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Similarly, if a person first married at the age of 20 years, obtained a divorce at 30 years, and then married again two years later, write 20 years.


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Mauritius 2000 — source variable MU2000A_0421 — Age at first marriage
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[Population census form]

For persons not single in column 12:
[Columns 13 to 15]

13. Age at first marriage _ _

Give the age in completed years at which the person married for the first time.
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7. Instructions on how to fill in the census form

[Columns 13 to 15 are for persons reported as not single in column 12]

Column 13 - Age at first marriage
For every person, male or female, who is not single in column 12, write the age, in completed years, at which he or she got married for the first time. Marriage includes civil and religious marriage as well as free union.
For example, if a person started living in a free union at the age of 25 years, got civilly married at the age of 28 years, and then married religiously at the age of 29 years, write 25 years.
Similarly, if a person first married at the age of 20 years, obtained a divorce at 30 years, and then married again two years later, write 20 years.


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Mauritius 2011 — source variable MU2011A_0434 — Age at first marriage
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Individual form

[Questions P14 through P16 were asked of persons who were not single at P13]

P14. Age at first marriage _ _

Write the age in completed years _ _
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6. Population census topics and their usefulness

P14, P15 and P16 - Age at first marriage, whether married more than once and number of children ever born
Answers to these questions provide data on marriage and fertility patterns. They are used to calculate measures of fertility, including average number of children born to women and childlessness.

8. How to fill in the Population Census Questionnaire

[P14, P15 and P16 are for persons not reported as single in P13]

P14 - Age at first marriage
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This question is applicable for every person, male or female, who is not single at P13. In this case, write the age, in completed years, at which he/she got married for the first time. Marriage includes civil and religious marriage as well as free union.

For example, if a person started living in a free union at the age of 25 years, got civilly married at the age of 28 years, and then married religiously at the age of 29 years, write "25" years.

Similarly, if a person first married at the age of 20 years, obtained a divorce at 30 years, and then married again two years later, write "20" years as follows:


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Mexico 1995 — source variable MX1995A_0426 — Age at the first union
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VI Nuptial information

For people 12 years old or older
[Applies to questions 6.1 to 6.4]


Age at the first union
6.3 How old was (Name) when married or lived in free union (for the first time)?

Age ____


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VI Civil State

With this section, the distribution of the population according to its current civil state, number of unions (marriages or free unions), age of the first union, and average time in the first union are known.

This section is applied to all people 12 years old or older.


6.3 Age at the first union

This question has as its objective to know the age at which people formed a union or married for the first time, given that it marks an important change in the life of individuals in demographic, economic and social terms.

[p. 116]

The age at the first union is understood to be the number of completed years that a person has when married (religious or civilly) or formed a union for the first time.

Write down the declared age in the corresponding space.
[graphic of the question from the census form]

It is necessary to keep in mind the following considerations:

If the answer in 6.1 is any code from 1 to 5 and only has had one union, this question is asked without including the final phrase in parenthesis (for the first time).

Keep in mind the answers of 6.1 and 6.2 to adapt the sentence "married or formed a union." For example:

Case 1

If the civil state is free union and only has had one union (6.2 = 1), ask:

"How old was (Name) when a union was formed?"

Case 2

If the civil state is married or divorced and only has had one union (6.2 = 1), ask:

[p. 117]

"How old was (Name) when married?

In the rest of the cases, ask the complete question.

When an informant responds that this age is not know, ask to relate it with some event that took place around this date.

For example, ask in what year did the first union occur and revise the current age. If someone is 30 years old and their first union was in 1988, subtract this from the current year (1995) which gives the result of 7; and the current age (30) subtracting 7, is 23, that is, the age of the first union.

If after trying to get an answer by many means and not getting it, as a last recourse write down 99, "does not know."

Once the question is asked, if a person is married or united and only had one union, go to question 7.1, therefore leave 6.4 blank.


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Nepal 2001 — source variable NP2001A_0425 — Age at first marriage
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11. What is ____ marital status?
(Codes must be encircled according to the marital status of the person)
Only for persons aged 10 years and above

[] 1 Never married (skip to column 15)
[] 2 Once married/single spouse
[] 3 Married/multiple spouse
[] 4 Re-married
[] 5 Widow/widower
[] 6 Divorced
[] 7 Separated


12. What was ____ age at first marriage?

[Question 12 was asked of ever married persons, per question 11.]

(Completed age at the time of the first marriage must be given)

____

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Column 12: What was ____ age at first marriage?
[For all people who ever married, who are 10 years or older]

The marital status of those who are currently married (once married, multiple marriage and remarried), widowed, divorced, separated is known as married. All these marriage statuses are ever married. If the enumerated person is ever married then ask what the age at first marriage was. To specify the age at first marriage of men and women, the completed age at the time of first marriage should be mentioned. If any person has been married more than once, then mention the age at first marriage. The age at second, third... marriage should not be mentioned.

If a person cannot recall the age at first marriage then, by asking the current age and the duration of first marriage and by subtracting one from the other, the age at first marriage can be recorded. Similarly, what was the age at first child bearing, age difference of husband and wife: these will help to find out the age at first marriage. So confirm the age at first marriage and then write it accordingly.

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Nepal 2011 — source variable NP2011A_0406 — Age at first marriage
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Personal Information

[8] What was the age at first marriage of [the respondent]?

Only for married persons
Year ____
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Individual information
After collecting the introductory and household information of data sheet 1, there are questions for individual information collection on the right side of the page. To write individual information, a row has been allocated for each member of the family. Sequence and rules for information collection have been put accordingly. In line with this, ask the question and fill the information. The response of each individual question should be written in the respective column.

Column 8: what is the age at the first marriage of [the respondent]?
(All person aged 10 years or above and persons already married once)

At the time of enumeration, this question should be asked to persons at the age of marriage. Ask persons about their age at the time of their first marriage and write the completed years.

Married means all persons currently married (single marriage, multiple marriage, and remarriage) or persons who are widow/widower, divorced, and separated. All these marital statuses are the status of having married once. If the person enumerated has already married once, ask his/her age at the time of the marriage. While writing the age at the first marriage of the male or female already married once, write the age in completed years at the time of marriage. If any person has married more than once, write the age at the first marriage. Do not write the age for their second or third marriage.

[p. 54]

If any person is unable to say his/her age at first marriage, the age can be written by asking his/her present age and how long he/she has been married and deducting the age difference. E.g. the present age of a person is 45 years and he has been married for 25 years. Then his or her age at the first marriage comes to be 20 years. Similarly, the age at the first child born and the age difference of husband and wife can also be used to be clear about their first marriage.


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Nigeria 2006 — source variable NG2006A_0504 — Age at first marriage
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Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence - Children ever born by women married or aged 15 years and over
[Applies to questions 0-15]

15. If ever married, age at first marriage _ _

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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

Col. 15 If Ever Married -- Age at First Marriage:
For women who have ever been married, state the age at first marriage.


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Nigeria 2007 — source variable NG2007A_0482 — Age at first marriage
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Part D: Contraceptive prevalence (For both male and female)

6. If ever married, age at first marriage _ _

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How to complete Part D: Female contraceptive prevalence.

Col. 15 If Ever Married -- Age at First Marriage:
For women who have ever been married, state the age at first marriage.


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Pakistan 1973 — source variable PK1973A_0422 — Age at first marriage
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Children born
(For ever married women only)


22. Age at first marriage
Write the age in completed years.

Give actual number, if none put a cross in the relevant column.
_ _


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8.2 Age at first marriage (Col 22)

For a woman who has been entered as married in Col. 6, it will generally be her first marriage, but such a situation may also come up that this marriage is the second, third or more. Similarly the women for whom "widow" or "divorced" has been entered in Col. 6, it could be after her first marriage or she might have married many times before being divorced and now she is "widow" or "divorced" but in Col. 4 the age at which she married the first time will be entered. If some woman had married more than once the ages at other marriages will not be entered.
Since it is a touchy and sensitive question, in order to get an accurate answer the enumerators should be polite and humble in asking the question and be careful that the respondent may not get offended due to his minor mistake. The enumerator should adopt the following ways for obtaining this information.

If the marital status of a women has been shown, in Col 6, as married then the enumerator (in a proper way) should determine whether this is her only marriage and after it ask this question

1) What was age of Mrs. X/Y when she got married?

If the enumerator observes that the present marriage is not her first marriage then the question may be asked,

2) What was the age of Mrs. X/Y when she got married first? (which occurred somewhere else).


Similarly if the women is presently entered as widow or divorced then enumerator should try to know that whether it was her only marriage before being widowed or divorced. If it is not the case then the above mentioned question 2 may be asked. The enumerator should try to assess the accurate age which is given by the respondent. According to the existing law since 1960, a woman of less than 14 years age can not be married but sometimes the women get married at age less than fourteen years. Therefore if a [Pg. 63] woman says that she got married at age less than fourteen years then the enumerator should assess the accurate age by asking the related questions.


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Palestine 1997 — source variable PS1997A_0422 — Age at first marriage
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Marital data (for persons 12 years and above)
[Questions 58 and 59 were asked of persons aged 12 years or older.]


59. Age at the first marriage in years _ _


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Palestine 2007 — source variable PS2007A_0424 — Age at first marriage
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Marital status
[Questions 79-80: Persons age 12 or older]


80. Age at first marriage in full years _ _


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Palestine 2017 — source variable PS2017A_0427 — Age at first marriage
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Marital status
[Question 83 and 84 are asked of persons who were over 14 years old]

84. Age at first marriage in completed years _ _

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Age at first marriage in completed years:
It refers to the age of the individual in years at the time of his/her actual marriage.

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Philippines 1990 — source variable PH1990A_0435 — Age at first marriage or union
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For Females 15-49 Years
[Questions P32-P35 apply to females 15-49 years old]


P35. What was [respondent]'s age at first marriage?

___ Enter age.


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P35 Age at First Marriage

Age at first marriage when tabulated with number of children ever born provides information on the fertility patterns of women on their first marriage.

Ask the question "What was ____'s age at first marriage?" only for females aged 15 years old to 49 years old and with entries of either of codes 2, 3, 4 ,5 or 6 in P7 (Marital Status).

Marriage here may either be a legal or consensual union (where the man and woman decide to live together without the benefit of clergy or civil ceremony).

Enter in this column the age when the woman first entered married life or a consensual union, even if she was married more than once. Normally in legal marriages, it is the age when the marriage was solemnized. In cases wherein the spouses lived together before legal marriage, the age to be reported would be the age when the spouses began to live together. However, if in spite of their living apart, they had intimate relations (and this fact is volunteered by the respondent) , then the age of the woman to be reported should be her age when she had her first intimate relations after the marriage. In a consensual marriage, it is the age of the woman when she and the man began to live together as husband and wife.

See the illustration on the next page for the correct way of filling up the fertility items (P32 to P35).

[Picture: Illustration 8.3 Filling up the fertility items of CPH form 3]


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Philippines 2010 — source variable PH2010A_0439 — Age at first marriage
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Population Census Questions

Fertility indicators.

For all females 15 to 49 years old.

[Questions 24 through 27 were asked of females 15 to 49 years old]

P27. What is [the respondent]'s age at first marriage?

If answer in P7 is single, go to next household member. Write the age in the boxes.

Age _ _
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Columns P24 to P27 for All Females 15 to 49 Years old
Columns P24 to P27 are to be accomplished only for females 15 to 49 years old. For all other members, leave these columns blank.
Questions P24 to P27 are designed to collect necessary information for deriving fertility indicators. The fertility indicators are indispensable bases for studying population growth and changes in population's age structure, and their possible implications on the economic and social needs of the population.

P27-Age at First Marriage
Age at first marriage gives information on the woman's entry into first marital union, which exposes her to higher chance of childbearing. Age at first marriage is associated with fertility of women. Women who marry at younger age are more likely to have more children than women who marry at later age.
Ask the respondent the question in P27: "What was [the respondent's] age at first marriage?" only for ever-married females aged 15 to 49 years, that is, those with entries of code "2" (married), "3" (widowed), "4" (divorced/separated), or "5" (common-law/live-in) in P7-Marital Status.

Explain to the respondent that marriage includes either a legal or consensual union (where the man and the woman decide to live together without the benefit of clergy or civil ceremony).
Age at first marriage is the age at which the woman first entered married life or a consensual
union. In a legal marriage, report the age of the woman when the marriage was solemnized. In cases wherein the spouses lived together before a legal marriage, the age to be reported should be the age of the woman when she began to live together with her spouse. In a consensual marriage, it is the age of the woman when she and the man began to live together as husband and wife.


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Romania 1992 — source variable RO1992A_0426 — Year of first marriage
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12 Year of marriage
(Only for married women in their first marriage)

19 _ _


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Chapter IV - Data on Persons Registered in Households


44. All persons in the household will be recorded in this chapter, regardless whether they were present in the household or absent at the census reference point - "0" hour on the night of January, 6 to 7, 1992, or whether persons had left the household temporarily or for a longer period to work, to study, or for some other reason. Persons temporarily present in the household at the census reference point will not be recorded in this chapter, but in Chapter V.



Q. 12 Year of marriage


59. For female persons born before 1977who are in their first marriage, record the year of marriage in the specified box by writing the last two figures of the year of marriage

Do not record the marriage year for remarried females, for those widowed or divorced or for persons born after 1976. The year of marriage will not be recorded for males.


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Romania 2002 — source variable RO2002A_0421 — Year of first marriage
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12. Year of marriage
_ _ _ _ Only for women in their first marriage


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The year of the marriage (item 12)

59. For female persons, born before March 18, 1987 (15 years of age and above), being at the first marriage, the year of the marriage will be indicated on the special cassette by writing the four figures of the year of marriage

Will not record the marriage year: for female remarried persons, widowed, divorced or unmarried who are in consensual union, and also, not for the persons born after 1987. The year of marriage will not be recorded for the male persons.


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Romania 2011 — source variable RO2011A_0405 — Age at first marriage
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5. Legal marital status

[] 1 Single (go directly to question 7)
[] 2 Married
[] 3 Widow(er)
[] 4 Divorced
[Go direct to question 7 for the responses in question 5 codes 1, 3 and 4]

6. Year of marriage

[] 6.1 First marriage_ _ _ _

[] 6.2 Current marriage (remarried women only) _ _ _ _


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Rwanda 2012 — source variable RW2012A_0450 — Age at first marriage
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Section P: Characteristics of population

[Questions 29-32 were asked of residents aged 12 years or older.]

32. How old was the respondent when he/she first got married or lived together with partner?

The question was asked of widowed or divorced males/ females.

Age at first marriage _ _
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P29 to P32: For residents aged 12 years or older

P32: Age at first marriage
Ask: How was [the person] when he/she first got married or lived together with partner?

Record the number of given ages in provided boxes.
Example: If the respondent was 29 years old at his/her first marriage, record in the boxes as follows: [picture omitted]

Note: If he/she doesn't know his/her ages at his/her first marriage, record 99 in the boxes as follows: [picture omitted]


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Saint Lucia 1991 — source variable LC1991A_0409 — Age at first union
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Section 6. Marital status, union status and fertility
For persons 15 years and over
[Questions 6.1 through 6.14 were asked of persons 15 and older.]


6.4 Interviewer: If question 6.3 is shaded 2 (No) and q. 6.1 is shaded 2, 3 or 4 then skip to question 6.6.


6.6 How old were you/he/ she when you/he/she were/was first married or lived with a partner?

[Question 6.6 was asked of persons 15 and older who had ever lived together with a partner in a common law relationship, per question 6.5]

Age _ _



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South Sudan 2008 — source variable SS2008A_0440 — Age at first marriage
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Marital status
[Questions 24 - 25: Persons age 12 or older]


25. For all ever-married persons: what was [the respondent's] age at first marriage?

Code age in completed years
_ _


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7.6. LFQ marital status questions 24-25

The remaining questions are only asked of persons aged 12 years old and above. If you are asking questions for a person 11 years old or less, stop and go to the next person listed on the questionnaire.


Q25 For all ever-married persons: "What was [the respondent's] age at first marriage?" Continuing with the first person listed "Person 01" 12 years old or over who was either married, widowed or divorced, ask question 25.

  • Do not ask this question of people who have never married.
  • This question is asking for the person's age when he/she was first married. This may have been before the current marriage. You should therefore be sure to emphasize this point when asking this question.
  • Write the age at first marriage in the boxes and shade the corresponding numbers.



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Spain 1981 — source variable ES1981A_0424 — Year of marriage
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17. For women who are married and in their first marriage
Year when first married
1 9 _ _


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Sudan 2008 — source variable SD2008A_0440 — Age at first marriage
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Marital status
[Questions 24 - 25: Persons age 12 or older]


25. For all ever-married persons: what was [the respondent's] age at first marriage?

Code age in completed years
_ _

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Q25 For all ever-married persons: "What was [the respondent's] age at first marriage?" Continuing with the first person listed "Person 01" 12 years old or over who was either married, widowed or divorced, ask question 25.
  • Do not ask this question of people who have never married.
  • This question is asking for the person's age when he/she was first married. This may have been before the current marriage. You should therefore be sure to emphasize this point when asking this question.
  • Write the age at first marriage in the boxes and shade the corresponding numbers.


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Thailand 1980 — source variable TH1980A_0423 — Age at first marriage
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For person 11 years and older or those who were born before and in the year 1968.
For ever-married women.
[Questions L22-L25 were asked of women age 11 and over who have ever been married.]


L22. Age at first marriage _ _

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Columns 22 - 29

Ask those who are 11 years old and over, or who were born before or in 1968 (Monkey year)

Columns 22 - 25

Ask only ever married women

Column 22 Age at first marriage

Ask "How old are you in your first marriage?"

Record the age of ever married women at first marriage in _ corresponding to the line of the women in this column.


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United States 1960 — source variable US1960A_0428 — Age at first marriage
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P19. [If once] When did he get married?


_____Month
_____Year


[If more than once] When did he get married for the first time?


_____Month
_____Year



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United States 1980 — source variable US1980A_0427 — Age at first marriage
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21a. Has this person been married more than once?
[] Once

21b. Month and year of marriage?

____ (Month) (Year)


[] More than once

21b. Month and year of first marriage?

[If the exact date of marriage is not known, give your best estimate.]

____ (Month) (Year)



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Zambia 1990 — source variable ZM1990A_0431 — Age at first marriage
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P-24 Is [the respondent]

[] 1-Married
[] 2-Separated
[] 3-Divorced
[] 4-Widowed
[] 5-Never married

P-25 What was [the respondent's] age when he/she first got married?

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Martial Information: For Persons 12 Years and Over

P - 24 Marital Status

41. This question will be asked of/for all persons 12 years and above. For persons who are 12 years of age and above at the time of your interview, the following codes will be entered in the boxes provided.

42

1. Married: Marriage may be any permanent living arrangement
between a. man and a woman to live together and will include church marriages, other religiously approved unions, civil registration at a Boma or other civil ceremony, traditional marriages, or even where no ceremony has been performed but the man and woman are living as husband and wife. All those persons who have a husband/wife at present are to be recorded as married and given code 1.

2. Separated: A man or a woman who is separated, but not legally (civil or customary) divorced from his/her partner, and has no other wife/husband now will be given code 2.

3. Divorced: A man who has divorced (or has been divorced by) Ills wife and has no other wife now or a woman who has divorced (or has been divorced by) her husband and has no husband now will be given code 3.

4. Widowed: A man or woman whose partner died and he/she has no wife/husband at present will get code 4.

5. Never Married: Are those who have never been in any marital union (marriage). These will be given code 5.

Marriage
42. This question is meant for all men and women who have ever been married (including those currently in marriage). If the person has been recorded as married, separated, divorced or widowed in P - 24, ask him/her about his/her age at his/her very first, marriage. Quite a number of people find it difficult to remember their age at first marriage. You have to probe before you can get the correct response. One of the ways to go about it is by getting the age of the first-born of the respondent, in his/her first marriage. Find out the time lapse between the respondent's first marriage and when this child was born. If it took just a few months, then the age at first marriage of this respondent will be just the difference between the age of the respondent and his/her first-born. If it took some time before the first child was born, then age at first marriage will be the same difference minus the duration between the date of the respondent's first marriage and the date of birth of the first-born. However, if the respondent remembers the date of the first marriage, then you just work out the number of years that have passed since this date and subtract this from the respondents' age now. Enter the age in the boxes provided.

[Examples are omitted here.]

Note: If it is a male you have been interviewing go to the next person or to Mortality Section.

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Zambia 2010 — source variable ZM2010A_0454 — Age at first marriage
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Only for persons aged 12 years or older
[Applies to questions 31-37]

P37. How old was [the respondent] when he/she first got married or started cohabitating?

Age at first marriage _ _
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P-37: How old was [the respondent] when he/she first got married or started cohabiting?

Find out the age at which he/she got married or started cohabiting. Enter the age in the boxes provided.