Codes and Frequencies
HCMCI2 indicates whether the woman reported a public health post as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Cote d'Ivoire.
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.
HCMCI2 is combined with HCMCI1 (public health center) in HCMPUBHC (public health centers and health posts) for the 1998 Cote d'Ivoire sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMCI2 are encouraged to review HCMPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
HCMCI2 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 HCMCI2 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMPUBHC, a variable that encompasses public health centers and health posts as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMCI2 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Cote d'Ivoire 1998.
- Cote d'Ivoire 1998: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sexual intercourse.