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Known source for male condoms: Reference health center (public) (Mali)

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HCMML3 indicates whether the woman reported a "reference health center" as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Mali.

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.

HCMML3 is combined with HCMML1 (community health center) in HCMPUBHC (public health centers and health posts) for the 2012 Mali sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMML3 are encouraged to review HCMPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMML3 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 HCMML3 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMPUBHC, a variable that encompasses all public health centers and health posts as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMML3 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Mali 2012.


  • Mali 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali 2012: All women age 15-49.
  • Mali: 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-W