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.
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
1. Has any one ever hit, slapped, kicked, or done anything else to hurt you physically while you were pregnant?
2. Who has done any of these things to physically hurt you while you were pregnant? Anyone else? RECORD ALL MENTIONED.
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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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