Codes and Frequencies
HCFNM3 indicates whether the woman reported a government health center as a source for female condoms. This response category is country-specific to Namibia.
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.
HCFNM3 is combined with HCFNM4 (government health care clinic) in HCFPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 2013 Namibia sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCFNM3 are encouraged to review HCFPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
HCFNM3 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 HCFNM3 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 HCFNM3 or the Comparability tab of HCFPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Namibia 2013.
- Namibia 2013: All women age 15-64.