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Source for information on foam/jelly

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For women who have heard of foam or jelly as a contraceptive method, FPSRCINFOAM reports where she would go to obtain this material, if she wanted to use it to delay or prevent pregnancy. Response categories vary across samples. See Comparability.

The related variable FPSRCINFOAMS reports where the woman would go to obtain foam or jelly, with answers recorded using standard responses and consistent codes.


The response categories for FPSRCINFOAM may vary across samples.

The harmonized coding categories in the IPUMS-DHS variable FPSRCINFOAM were constructed to reflect the major and minor categories in the original DHS variable. The major categories are:

  • 0: No source
  • 100: Public sector facilities
  • 200: Private medical sector facilities
  • 300: Unspecified medical sector facilities
  • 400: Other

The second and third digits of FPSRCINFOAM's codes distinguish between specific locations and provide detail present in only some samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

FPSRCINFOAM is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire. However, this variable is part of a series on where the woman could obtain a given contraceptive method, which is included in Phase I of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Zimbabwe 1988: Women age 15-49 who have heard of foam or jelly.
  • Zimbabwe: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B