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Known source for male condoms: Health sub-center (public) (Afghanistan)

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HCMAF3 indicates whether the woman reported a public health sub-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.

HCMAF3 is combined with HCMAF1 (public comprehensive health center/polyclinic), HCMAF2 (public basic health 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 HCMAF3 are encouraged to review HCMPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMAF3 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 HCMAF3 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 HCMAF3 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.
  • Afghanistan: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B