Codes and Frequencies
HCFKE2 indicates whether the woman reported a "community-based distributor" as a source for female condoms. This response category is country-specific to Kenya.
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 HCFKE2 are encouraged to review HCFPRIVFW for a more comprehensive response category.
Apart from universe differences, HCFKE2 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 HCFKE2 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCFPRIVFW, a variable that encompasses all private fieldworkers as sources of female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFKE2 or the Comparability tab of HCFPRIVFW for more information on the specific categories combined for Kenya 2014.
- Kenya 2003: Women age 15-49 who know a source for female condoms.
- Kenya 2008: All women age 15-49.
- Kenya 2014: Women age 15-49 in households selected for the male interview.