Codes and Frequencies
HCMAF2 indicates whether the woman reported a public basic health center as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Afghanistan.
Some samples in the "HCM" 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.
HCMAF2 is combined with HCMAF1 (public comprehensive health center/polyclinic), HCMAF3 (public health sub-center), and HCMAF4 (public health post/health sub-post) in HCMPUBHC (all public health centers and health posts) for the 2015 Afghanistan sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMAF2 are encouraged to review HCMPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
HCMAF2 has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
An open-ended question on known sources for male condoms is included in the standard DHS questionnaire in Phases III forward.
Although HCMAF2 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMPUBHC, a variable that encompasses all public health centers and health posts as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMAF2 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Afghanistan 2015.
- Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49.