What is [NAME]'s marital status?
Je, nini hali ya ndoa ya [NAME]?
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
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PRESENT MARITAL STATUS is the marital status on the day of the interview. You must read each category to the respondent; otherwise he/she will reply, for example, that he is a bachelor instead of divorced or separated. MARRIED
includes all types of marriage (for example, civil, traditional or common law).
•The category informal union will include all household members who live as husband and wife but they are not legally recognized as husband and wife.
•The category Divorced will include all household members who have signed the legal divorce paper and they do not live together anymore.
•The category separated will include all household members who have been living together as husband and wife, but they do not live together anymore due to some misunderstanding, but they have not signed the divorce papers.
•There is no term for widower (a man who has lost his wife) in Kiswahili. Both widows and widowers should be in a category MJANE.