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Known source for female condoms: Maternity/nursing home (private)

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HCFMATRCLIN indicates whether the woman reported a "maternity/nursing home or clinic" as a source for female condoms.

In the countries where these response categories exist, maternity or nursing homes are free or low-cost organizations that serve expectant mothers who are either poor or have potentially high-risk pregnancies.

Comparability — Index



Along with universe differences, HCFMATRHOME (V762BR) has some contextual factors regarding question wording that should be noted by researchers. This survey context broadly applies to the "source for female condom" series. For discussion of this topic, see the comparability section of HCFDK.

This response category has some variation in wording by country, discussed below. The response category is usually organized under the "private medical sector" header.

Comparability - Standard DHS

An open-ended question on known sources for female condoms is included in the standard DHS questionnaire in Phase IV forward. However, HCFMATRCLIN is country-specific and not a part of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Ghana [top]

The Ghana 2003 and 2008 surveys word this response category as "Maternity Home."

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The Kenya 2003 and 2008 surveys word this response category as "Nursing/Maternity Home."

Comparability — Mali [top]

In the 2012 Mali survey, this response category is worded as "dispensary/maternity clinic" and is organized under the "Public Sector" header.


  • Ghana 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • 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.
  • Mali 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana: 2003-C, 2003-W, 2003-B, 2003-W, 2014-W, 2014-B, 2014-C, 2014-W
  • 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
  • Mali: 2012-W, 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B