Codes and Frequencies
HCFNG1 indicates whether the woman reported a private pharmacy as a source for female condoms. This response category is country-specific to Nigeria.
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.
HCFNG1 is combined with HCFNG2 (private chemical/drug store) in HCFPRIVDRUG (all private, formal drug sources) for the 2008 and 2013 Nigeria samples. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFNG1 are encouraged to review HCFPRIVDRUG for a more comprehensive response category.
HCFNG1 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 HCFNG1 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCFPRIVDRUG, a variable that encompasses all private, formal drug sources as sources of female condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCFNG1 or the Comparability tab of HCFPRIVDRUG for more information on the specific categories combined for Nigeria 2008 and 2013.
- Nigeria 2008: All women age 15-49.
- Nigeria 2013: All women age 15-49.