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Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT): Third Wave, Malawi, 2010 [Healthy Futures]

Version
v1
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Trinitapoli, Jenny Ann
  • Yeatman, Sara
Other Title
  • Version 1 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT) Series
Publication Date
2019-11-11
Publication Place
Ann Arbor, Michigan
Publisher
  • Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research
Funding Reference
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development
Language
English
Free Keywords
Schema: ICPSR
AIDS; birth control; diet; family relationships; fertility; HIV; marriage; mental health; pregnancy; sexuality; sexually transmitted disease
Description
  • Abstract

    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 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 referred to as Tsogolo la Thanzi 2 (TLT-2) was fielded between June and August of 2016. This study contains data collected from the third 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 3 include: relationship power. Additional demographic variables in each dataset include age and education.
  • Abstract

    The Tsogolo La Thanzi project administered a survey asking females about their reproductive behavior in Balaka, Malawi. It sought to determine the prevalence 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.
  • Methods

    Tsogolo La Thanzi (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 study is the third wave of the multi-wave project.
  • Methods

    Variables in each dataset include changes in housing, family composition, children, employment, marriage, relationships, sex, religion, pregnancy history, fertility preferences, HIV/AIDS, and self-rated health/happiness. Additional demographic variables in each dataset include age and education.
  • Methods

    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..
  • Abstract

    Datasets:

    • DS0: Study-Level Files
    • DS1: Women
    • DS2: Male Partners
    • DS3: Random Men
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 2010
  • Collection date: 2010-02--2010-06
  • 2010-02 / 2010-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Africa
  • Balaka
  • Malawi
Sampled Universe
Young women and men aged 15-25 in 2009 living in a 7km radius around Balaka, Malawi. Smallest Geographic Unit: None
Sampling
Simple random sample
Collection Mode
  • face-to-face interview
Note
Funding institution(s): 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).
Availability
Delivery
One or more files in this study are not available for download due to special restrictions; consult the study documentation to learn more on how to obtain the data.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 37204 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)

Update Metadata: 2019-11-11 | Issue Number: 2 | Registration Date: 2019-11-11

Trinitapoli, Jenny Ann; Yeatman, Sara (2019): Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT): Third Wave, Malawi, 2010 [Healthy Futures]. Version 1. Tsogolo La Thanzi (TLT) Series. Version: v1. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR37204.v1