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Reason did not use a condom: Perceived low risk of STI/HIV

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CONUSNOSTI indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported not using a condom the last time she had sex because she believes she is not at risk of getting an STI or HIV.

The related variable CONUS1YNOT reports the main reason the respondent did not use a condom the last time she had sex.


CONUSNOSTI has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

CONUSNOSTI is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • South Africa 1998: Women age 15-49 who had sex in the last 12 months and did not use a condom the last time they had sex.
  • South Africa: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B