Codes and Frequencies
ATRPRIVHC indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a private health center as a potential source of treatment for HIV/AIDS.
Some samples in the "ATR" series include categories that can be consolidated into a single response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable while preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.
For example, a given sample might include multiple categories for different types of public health centers that could be combined to create a more comprehensive response category. See Comparability for more information on the specific categories combined in this variable.
Comparability — Index
ATRPRIVHC may vary slightly across samples in question wording. Most commonly, this response category is organized under the "Private Medical Sector" header and is worded as "private health center." However, some countries may diverge from this standard convention, and, in some cases, multiple categories were consolidated to form a single, more comprehensive response. Countries of particular interest are noted below.
Comparability - Standard DHS
ATRPRIVHC is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Comparability — Chad [top]
For the 2004 Chad survey, under the "Private Medical Sector" header, there are two separate categories for "private health center" and "corporate health center." Because ATRPRIVHC focuses all private health centers, both these responses are consolidated in ATRPRIVHC to create a more comprehensive response category. For researchers interested in preserving these country-specific categories:
- Chad 2004: Women age 15-49 who have heard of HIV/AIDS and who know HIV/AIDS can be treated.