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Known source for male condoms: Government health post/Health Extension Worker (HEW) (Ethiopia)

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HCMET2 indicates whether the woman reported a "government health post/health extension worker (HEW)" as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Ethiopia.

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.

HCMET2 is combined with HCMET3 (government health center) in HCMPUBHC (all public health centers and health posts) for the 2000, 2005, and 2011 Ethiopia samples.

IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMET2 are encouraged to review HCMPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.


In addition to universe differences, HCMET2 has slight differences in response wording. The Ethiopia 2000 form provides the response "health post" under the overarching category "government." The Ethiopia 2005 and 2011 forms respectively provide "government health post" and "government health post/HEW" as responses under the overarching "public sector" heading.

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 HCMET2 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 HCMET2 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Ethiopia 2000, 2005, and 2011.


  • Ethiopia 2000: Women age 15-49 who have had sexual intercourse.
  • Ethiopia 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-B, 2000-C, 2005-W, 2005-B, 2005-C, 2011-C, 2011-W, 2011-B