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Known source for male condoms: Community-based distributor (private) (Kenya)

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HCMKE2 indicates whether the woman reported "community-based distributor" as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Kenya.

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.

HCMKE2 is combined with HCMKE1 (community health worker) in HCMPRIVFW (all private fieldworkers) for the 2014 Kenya sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMKE2 are encouraged to review HCMPRIVFW for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMKE2 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 HCMKE2 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMPRIVFW, a variable that encompasses all private fieldworkers as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMKE2 or the Comparability tab of HCMPRIVFW for more information on the specific categories combined for Kenya 2014.


  • Kenya 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 2014: Women age 15-49 in households selected for the male interview.
  • Kenya: 2003-W, 2003-B, 2003-C, 2008-C, 2008-W, 2008-B, 2014-B, 2014-W, 2014-C