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TIMESINCESEXDAY
Last time you had sex (days)
Group: Fertility

This is a 5-digit variable that represents the number of days since the woman last had sexual intercourse, except for the following codes:

99995 = Not interviewed (female questionnaire)
99996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
99997 = Don't know
99998 = No response or missing
99999 = NIU (not in universe)

Description

TIMESINCESEXDAY reports the number of days since the woman last had sexual intercourse.

The information in TIMESINCESEXDAY is constructed from TIMESINCESEX, which reports a specific unit of time i.e., days, weeks, months, or years, and TIMESINCESEXVAL, which reports the specific number of days, weeks, months, or years since the woman last had sexual intercourse.

Users should note that for women whose response was originally recorded in months, their response was multiplied by 30 to estimate the number of days in each of those months, thus not taking into account months that do not have 30 days. Additionally, for women whose response was originally recorded in years, their response was multiplied by 365 to estimate the number of days in each of those years, thus not taking into account leap years.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.

Comparability

There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

TIMESINCESEXDAY is similar to TIMESINCESEX in IPUMS-DHS. While TIMESINCESEXDAY reports the number of days since the woman last had sex, TIMESINCESEX in IPUMS-DHS reports the time since the woman last had sex in days, weeks, months, or years. Additionally, there may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.

Universe

  • Women age 15-49 who have ever had sexual intercourse.

Availability

  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2017
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2017
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2018
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2017
  • Niger: 2015-2018
  • Nigeria: 2014-2018
  • Uganda: 2014-2018