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Known source for male condoms: Health center (public) (Guinea)

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HCMGN1 indicates whether the woman reported a public health center as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Guinea.

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.

HCMGN1 is combined with HCMGN2 (public health post) in HCMPUBHC (public health centers and health posts) for the 1999 Guinea sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMGN1 are encouraged to review HCMPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMGN1 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 HCMGN1 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 HCMGN1 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Guinea 1999.


  • Guinea 1999: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sexual intercourse.
  • Guinea: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B