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.
WIFEAGE_ALL (MV034B_x) reports the age of the man's wives/partners
WIFEAGE_ALL consists of a set of eight separate variables, covering the man's first wife/partner (WIFEAGE_01) up to his eighth wife/partner (WIFEAGE_08). If WIFEAGE_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.
Information for this variable was collected on all of the man's wives/partners, up to a maximum of eight. In many cases, data were hypothetically collected on up to eight wives/partners, but no men in the survey had so many wives/partners (e.g., no man had seven or eight wives/partners). If, for example, no man in a survey had eight wives/partners and only blank values were included in the original DHS file, then WIFEAGE_08 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.