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Known source for male condoms: Kiosk (other) (Madagascar)

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HCMMG6 indicates whether the woman reported a kiosk 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.

HCMMG6 is combined with HCMMG5 (shop) in HCMSHOP (all shops/retailers) for the 2008 Madagascar sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMMG6 are encouraged to review HCMSHOP for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMMG6 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 HCMMG6 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 HCMMG6 or the Comparability tab of HCMSHOP for more information on the specific categories combined for Madagascar 2008.


  • Madagascar 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Madagascar: 2008-C, 2008-B, 2008-W