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Known source for female condoms: NGO health facility (Ethiopia)

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HCFET4 indicates whether the woman reported an "NGO health facility" 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.

HCFET4 is combined with HCFET5 (VCHW) and HCFET6 (other NGO) in HCFNGO (all NGO facilities) for the 2011 Ethiopia sample.

IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFET4 are encouraged to review HCFNGO for a more comprehensive response category.


HCFET4 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 HCFET4 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCFNGO, a variable that encompasses all NGO-based facilities as sources of female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFET4 or the Comparability tab of HCFNGO 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