Codes and Frequencies
AIDSAFEINJLOWR indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported that using new or sterilized needles (for injections) reduces the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
The related variable AIDINJLOWR indicates whether the respondent reported avoiding injections (regardless of needle cleanliness) as a way to reduce the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS.
Comparability — Index
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, AIDSAFEINJLOWR is largely comparable across samples.
Comparability - Standard DHS
AIDSAFEINJLOWR is part of a series on ways to reduce the risk of contracting HIV/AIDS, which is included in Phases III and IV of the standard DHS questionnaire. AIDSAFEINJLOWR is a country-specific response category.
Comparability — Bangladesh [top]
The 1997 Bangladesh sample includes "Use sterile syringes/buy syringes" as a response category. The 2000 Bangladesh sample includes "Avoid unsterilized injections/use disposable injections" as a response category. The 2004 Bangladesh sample includes "Avoid unsterilized needles/syringes" as a response category.
Because the questions included in all three samples have to do with safety when receiving injections, IPUMS-DHS includes the above samples in AIDSAFEINJLOWR.
- Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49 who have heard of HIV/AIDS.
- Bangladesh 2000: Ever-married women age 10-49 who have heard of HIV/AIDS.
- Bangladesh 2004: Ever-married women age 10-49.
- India 2005: Women age 15-49 who have heard of HIV/AIDS.
- India 2015: Women age 15-49, in households selected for the state module, who have heard of HIV/AIDS.