Codes and Frequencies
HCFLS2 indicates whether the woman reported a CHAL [Christian Health Association of Lesotho] health center as a source for female condoms. This response category is country-specific to Lesotho.
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.
HCFLS2 is combined with HCFLS1 (CHAL hospital) and HCFLS3 (CHAL health post) in HCFPRIVMIS (all faith-based health facilities) for the 2014 Lesotho sample. Additionally, HCFLS2 is combined with HCFLS1 in HCFPRIVMIS for the 2004 and 2009 Lesotho samples. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFLS2 are encouraged to review HCFPRIVMIS for a more comprehensive response category.
HCFLS2 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.
Although HCFLS2 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCFPRIVMIS, a variable that encompasses all faith-based health facilities as sources of female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFLS2 or the Comparability tab of HCFPRIVMIS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Lesotho samples.
- Lesotho 2004: All women age 15-49.
- Lesotho 2009: All women age 15-49.
- Lesotho 2014: All women age 15-49.