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Known source for male condoms: CBDA/Door to door (public) (Malawi)

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HCMMW8 indicates whether the woman reported a "CBDA [community-based distribution agent/door-to-door" as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Malawi.

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.

HCMMW8 is combined with HCMMW6 (HSA) in HCMPUBFW (all public fieldworkers) for the 2010 Malawi sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMMW6 are encouraged to review HCMPUBFW for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMMW8 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 HCMMW8 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMPUBFW, a variable that encompasses all public fieldworkers as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMMW8 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBFW for more information on the specific categories combined for Malawi 2010.


  • Malawi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi: 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-W