Codes and Frequencies
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.
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.