Trends in marriage and time spent single in sub-Saharan Africa: a comparative analysis of six population-based cohort studies and nine Demographic and Health Surveys

@article{Marston2009TrendsIM,
  title={Trends in marriage and time spent single in sub-Saharan Africa: a comparative analysis of six population-based cohort studies and nine Demographic and Health Surveys},
  author={Milly Marston and Elizabeth Slaymaker and {\'I}de Cremin and Sian Floyd and Nadine McGrath and Ivan Kasamba and Tom Lutalo and Mathew Nyirenda and Anthony Ndyanabo and Z Mupambireyi and Basia Zaba},
  journal={Sexually Transmitted Infections},
  year={2009},
  volume={85},
  pages={i64 - i71}
}
OBJECTIVES To describe trends in age at first sex (AFS), age at first marriage (AFM) and time spent single between events and to compare age-specific trends in marital status in six cohort studies. METHODS Cohort data from Uganda, Tanzania, South Africa, Zimbabwe and Malawi and Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) data from Uganda, Tanzania and Zimbabwe were analysed. Life table methods were used to calculate median AFS, AFM and time spent single. In each study, two surveys were chosen to… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Figures, tables, and topics from this paper.

Citations

Publications citing this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 22 extracted citations

References

Publications referenced by this paper.
Showing 1-10 of 44 references

partnership trends in rural South Africa, 2000–2006

  • R White, J Cleland, M. Carael
  • Demogr Res
  • 2009

Analysing Longitudinal Population-based HIV/AIDS data on Africa)

  • ALPHA Network
  • LSHTM,
  • 2008

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…