This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
CONUSPAR1MN (MV761) indicates whether the man used a condom the last time he had sex with his most recent sex partner (from the last 12 months).
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, CONUSPAR1MN (MV761) is largely comparable across samples.
Most surveys from before 2000 first have the interviewer check whether the respondent had previously indicated he knew what condoms were. If the respondent did not know, a preface, "Some men use a condom, which means they put a rubber sheath on their penis for sexual intercourse," was provided before asking the question.
To maximize comparability, IPUMS-DHS uses composite coding with "Yes" responses having a first digit of "1." The second digit distinguishes between "Yes, male condom" (code "11") and "Yes, female condom" (code "12"), when this additional information is available.
Comparability - Standard DHS
CONUSPAR1MN (MV761) first appears in Phase III of the standard DHS questionnaire. In Phase V, the survey format changes, and the question is asked for the man's last three sexual partners in the last 12 months. The question about condom use with the most recent sex partner is included and consistent in all subsequent phases of the standard DHS questionnaire.