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Known source for male condoms: Drug store (private) (Ghana)

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HCMGH7 indicates whether the woman reported a private drug store 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.

HCMGH7 is combined with HCMGH1 (private pharmacy) and HCMGH6 (private chemist) in HCMPRIVDRUG (all private, formal drug sources) for the 1998 Ghana sample.

IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMGH7 are encouraged to review HCMPRIVDRUG for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMGH7 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 HCMGH7 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 HCMGH7 or the Comparability tab of HCMPRIVDRUG for more information on the specific categories combined for Ghana 1998.


  • Ghana 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B