Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT) [Healthy Futures]: Baseline Wave, Malawi, 2009 (ICPSR 36863)

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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/ICPSR36863.v1

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2018-05-14 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.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

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. New data is being 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 fourth 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.

The Women dataset (dataset 1) contains variables that pertain to pregnancy, family composition, partners and relationships, mental health, marriage, sex and protection, sexually transmited diseases, goods purchases, and diet.

The Male Partners dataset (dataset 2) contains variables that pertain to relationships, religion, politics, family composition, mental health, sex and protection, pregnancy, marriage, sexually transmitted diseases, goods purchases, and diet.

The Random Men dataset (dataset 3) asked respondents about their mental health, partners and relationships, sexually transmitted diseases, sex and protection, family composition, goods purchases, and diet.

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

Trinitapoli, Jenny Ann, and Yeatman, Sara. Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT) [Healthy Futures]: Baseline Wave, Malawi, 2009. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2018-05-14. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR36863.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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Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research
2009
2009-05-25 -- 2010-01-20, 2009-05-29 -- 2009-09-28, 2009-06-04 -- 2010-12-14
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 first 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

95 percent of recruited respondents completed interviews at baseline.

2018-05-14

2018-05-14 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.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.