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Known source for female condoms: Community-based distributor, unspecific (Kenya)

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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.

HCFKE2 is combined with HCFKE1 (community health worker) in HCFPRIVFW (all private field workers) for the 2014 Kenya sample.

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.
  • Kenya: 2003-C, 2003-W, 2003-B, 2003-W, 2008-W, 2008-B, 2008-C, 2008-W, 2014-B, 2014-C, 2014-W, 2014-W