Codes and Frequencies
HCFET5 indicates whether the woman reported a "voluntary community health worker (VCHW)" 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.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFET5 are encouraged to review HCFNGO for a more comprehensive response category.
HCFET5 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 HCFET5 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 HCFET5 or the Comparability tab of HCFNGO for more information on the specific categories combined for Ethiopia 2011.
- Ethiopia 2011: All women age 15-49.