Codes and Frequencies
HCFGH4 indicates whether the woman reported a "government health post/CHPS [community-based health and planning services]" 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 HCFGH4 are encouraged to review HCFPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
HCFGH4 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 HCFGH4 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCFPUBHC, a variable that encompasses all public health centers and health posts as sources of female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFGH4 or the Comparability tab of HCFPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Ghana 2014.
- Ghana 2014: All women age 15-49.