Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT): Second Wave, Malawi, 2009 [Healthy Futures] (ICPSR 37146)

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Jenny Ann Trinitapoli, University of Chicago; Sara Yeatman, University of Colorado at Denver

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https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37146.v1

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Tsogolo la Thanzi (TLT) is a longitudinal study in Balaka, Malawi designed to examine how young people navigate reproduction in an AIDS epidemic. Tsogolo la Thanzi means "Healthy Futures" in Chichewa, Malawi's most widely spoken language. This data was collected to develop better understandings of the reproductive goals and behavior of young adults in Malawi -- the first cohort to never have experienced life without AIDS. To understand these patterns of family formation in a rapidly changing setting, TLT used the following approach: an intensive longitudinal design where respondents are interviewed every four months at TLT's centralized research center. Data collection began in May of 2009 and was completed in June of 2012. To assess changes on a longer time horizon, a follow-up survey we refer to as Tsogolo la Thanzi 2 (TLT-2) was fielded between June and August of 2016.

This study contains data collected from the second wave of the multi-wave study.

Each wave is comprised of three data files. The Women dataset (dataset 1) is a random sample of women aged 15-25 in 2009 (N=1,505 at wave 1), drawn from a census of the area. Likewise, the Random Men dataset (dataset 3) is a random-sample of men aged 15-25 in 2009 (N=574 at wave 1) drawn from a census of the area. The Male Partners dataset (dataset 2) contains survey data from sexual and romantic partners who were referred into the study by respondents in the women's file; this is a non-random sample of male partners, so analysts should be especially cautious with inferences.

Topics covered across all waves include relationships, religion, HIV/AIDS, politics, family composition, mental health, sex and protection, pregnancy, marriage, sexually transmitted diseases, future expectations, school enrollment status, goods purchased/received, and diet.

Modules specific to wave 2 include: two-year future expectations. Additionally, the child roster, household roster, and travel for interview sections begin at wave 2.

Additional demographic variables in each dataset include age and education.

Trinitapoli, Jenny Ann, and Yeatman, Sara. Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT): Second Wave, Malawi, 2009 [Healthy Futures]. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2019-03-18. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37146.v1

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01-HD058366), United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (R01-HD077873)

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This data may not be used for any purpose other than statistical reporting and analysis. Use of these data to learn the identity of any person or establishment is strictly prohibited. To protect respondent privacy, this data collection is restricted from general dissemination. To obtain this file, researchers must agree to the terms and conditions of a Restricted Data Use Agreement in accordance with existing ICPSR servicing policies.

Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2009
2009-10 -- 2009-12
For further information please visit the Tsogolo La Thanzi website.

The Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT): Baseline Wave, 2009-2012 [Healthy Futures] administered a survey asking females about their reproductive behavior in Balaka, Malawi. It sought to determine the prevelance of STDs, characteristics of the respondents pregnancy(s), and marriage and family history. The study additionally interviewed the male partners of these women and also random men of the same age, asking both groups similar questions.

The TLT is an ongoing longitudinal study of young Malawians living within 7-kilometer radius of Balaka. The data was collected during face-to-face interviews from a simple random sample.

This particular survey is the second wave of the multi-wave study.

Simple random sample

Longitudinal

Young women and men aged 15-25 in 2009 living in a 7km radius around Balaka, Malawi.

Individual
survey data

Variables in each dataset include changes in housing, family composition, children, employment, marriage, relationships, sex, religion, pregnancy history, fertility preferences, HIV/AIDS, best friend, and self-rated health/happiness.

Demographic variables in each dataset include age, tribe, language, and education.

2019-03-18

2019-03-18 ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Standardized missing values.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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This study was originally processed, archived, and disseminated by Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), a project funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).