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Known source for female condoms: Pharmacy (private) (Ghana)

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HCFGH1 indicates whether the woman reported a private pharmacy as a source for female condoms. This response category is country-specific to Ghana.

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.

HCFGH1 is combined with HCFGH2 (private chemical/drug store) in HCFPRIVDRUG (all private, formal drug sources) for the 2014 Ghana sample.

IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFGH1 are encouraged to review HCFPRIVDRUG for a more comprehensive response category.


HCFGH1 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 III forward.

Though HCFGH1 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCFPRIVDRUG, a variable that encompasses all private, formal drug sources as sources of female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFGH1 or the Comparability tab of HCFPRIVDRUG for more information on the specific categories combined for Ghana 2014.


  • Ghana 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-W