Codes and Frequencies
HCFNE4 indicates whether the woman reported a public "integrated health center" (translated from the French "Centre de Santé Intégré") as a source for female condoms. This response category is country-specific to Niger.
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.
HCFNE4 is combined with HCFNE5 (public health center) in HCFPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 2012 Niger sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFNE4 are encouraged to review HCFPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
HCFNE4 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 HCFNE4 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCFPUBHC, a variable that encompasses all public health centers as sources of female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFNE4 or the Comparability tab of HCFPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Niger 2012.
- Niger 2012: All women age 15-49.