Codes and Frequencies
HCMGH6 indicates whether the woman reported a private chemist as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Ghana.
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 HCMGH6 are encouraged to review HCMPRIVDRUG for a more comprehensive response category.
HCMGH6 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 HCMGH6 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMPRIVDRUG, a variable that encompasses all private, formal drug sources as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMGH6 or the Comparability tab of HCMPRIVDRUG for more information on the specific categories combined for Ghana 1998.
- Ghana 1998: All women age 15-49.