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Known source for male condoms: Health post (public) (Mozambique)

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HCMMZ5 indicates whether the woman reported a public health post as a source for male condoms. This response category is country-specific to Mozambique.

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.

HCMMZ5 is combined with HCMMZ4 (public health center) in HCMPUBHC (public health centers and health posts) for the 1997 Mozambique sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using HCMMZ5 are encouraged to review HCMPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.


HCMMZ5 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 HCMMZ5 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in HCMPUBHC, a variable that encompasses public health centers and health posts as sources of male condoms. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of HCMMZ5 or the Comparability tab of HCMPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Mozambique 1997.


  • Mozambique 1997: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sexual intercourse.
  • Mozambique: 1997-B, 1997-W, 1997-C