Codes and Frequencies
HCMBJ1 indicates whether the woman reported a public fieldworker as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Benin.
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.
Additionally, HCMBJ1 is combined with HCMBJ2 in HCMPUBFW for the 2006 Benin sample.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMBJ1 are encouraged to review HCMPUBFW for a more comprehensive response category.
HCMBJ1 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.
Though HCMBJ1 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMPUBFW, a variable that encompasses all public fieldworkers as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMBJ1 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBFW for more information on the specific categories combined for Benin 2006 and 2011.
- Benin 2006: All women age 15-49.
- Benin 2011: All women age 15-49.