Codes and Frequencies
HCMET7 indicates whether the woman reported an "NGO community-based distributor (CBD)/community-based reproductive health agent (CBRHA)" 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.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMET7 are encouraged to review HCMNGO for a more comprehensive response category.
Apart from universe differences, HCMET7 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 HCMET7 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMNGO, a variable that encompasses all non-governmental organizations (NGOs) as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMET7 or the Comparability tab of HCMNGO for more information on the specific categories combined for Ethiopia 2000, 2005, and 2011.
- Ethiopia 2005: All women age 15-49.