Codes and Frequencies
HCMMG5 indicates whether the woman reported a shop as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Madagascar.
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.
HCMMG5 is combined with HCMMG6 (kiosk) in HCMSHOP (all shops/retailers) for the 2008 Madagascar sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMMG5 are encouraged to review HCMSHOP for a more comprehensive response category.
HCMMG5 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 HCMMG5 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMSHOP, a variable that encompasses all shops/retailers as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMMG5 or the Comparability tab of HCMSHOP for more information on the specific categories combined for Madagascar 2008.
- Madagascar 2008: All women age 15-49.