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Known source for male condoms: Community health worker (public) (Benin)

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HCMBJ3 indicates whether the woman reported a public community health worker 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.

HCMBJ3 is combined with HCMBJ1 (public fieldworker) and HCMBJ2 (public health worker) in HCMPUBFW (all public fieldworkers) for the 2011 Benin sample.

IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMBJ3 are encouraged to review HCMPUBFW for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMBJ3 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 HCMBJ3 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 HCMBJ3 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBFW for more information on the specific categories combined for Benin 2011.


  • Benin 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B