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Known source for male condoms: Public health center (Lesotho)

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HCMLS4 indicates whether the woman reported a public health center as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Lesotho.

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.

HCMLS4 is combined with HCMLS5 (public health post) in HCMPUBHC (public health centers and health posts) for the 2014 Lesotho sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMLS4 are encouraged to review HCMPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMLS4 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.

Although HCMLS4 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 HCMLS4 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Lesotho 2014.


  • Lesotho 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Lesotho: 2014-B, 2014-W, 2014-C