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

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HCMMG8 indicates whether the woman reported a relative 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.

HCMMG8 is combined with HCMMG7 (friends) in HCMFRND (friends, relatives, and acquaintances) for the 1997 Madagascar sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMMG8 are encouraged to review HCMFRND for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMMG8 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 HCMMG8 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMFRND, a variable that encompasses friends, relatives, and acquaintances as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMMG8 or the Comparability tab of HCMFRND for more information on the specific categories combined for Madagascar 1997.


  • Madagascar 1997: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sexual intercourse and who know of a source for male condoms.
  • Madagascar: 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B