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Known source for female condoms: Private clinic (Ethiopia)

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HCFET3 indicates whether the woman reported a "private clinic" as a source for female condoms. This response category is country-specific to Ethiopia.

Some samples in the "HCF" 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.

HCFET3 is combined with HCFET10 (private hospital) in HCFPRIVHOS (all private hospitals and clinics) for the 2011 Ethiopia sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFET3 are encouraged to review HCFPRIVHOS for a more comprehensive response category.


HCFET3 has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

An open-ended question on known sources for female condoms is included in the standard DHS questionnaire in Phases IV forward.

Though HCFET3 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCFPRIVHOS, a variable that encompasses private hospitals and clinics as sources of female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFET3 or the Comparability tab of HCFPRIVHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for Ethiopia 2011.


  • Ethiopia 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-W