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SAFESEXCON (V755C)
Meaning of safe sex: Using a condom during sex

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Description

SAFESEXCON (V755C) indicates whether the woman stated, in response to an open-ended question, that using a condom during sex meant "safe sex."

Comparability

Apart from slight variation in question wording, SAFESEXCON (V755C) is largely comparable across samples. Most commonly, the woman was first asked about things that can be done to avoid contracting AIDS. If she stated "safe sex" in response to this open-ended question, she was then asked what "safe sex" meant to her.

Comparability - Standard DHS

SAFESEXCON (V755C) is included in the standard DHS questionnaire for Phase III only.

Universe

  • Bangladesh 1997: Ever-married women age 10-49 who have ever heard of AIDS and responded that "safe sex" was a way of avoiding AIDS.
  • Cameroon 1998: Women age 15-49 who have ever heard of AIDS and responded that "safe sex" was a way of avoiding AIDS.
  • Ghana 1998: Women age 15-49 who have ever heard of AIDS and responded that "safe sex" was a way of avoiding AIDS.
  • Nigeria 1999: Women age 15-49 who have ever heard of AIDS and responded that "safe sex" was a way of avoiding AIDS.
  • Zambia 1996: Women age 15-49 who have ever heard of AIDS and responded that "safe sex" was a way of avoiding AIDS.
  • Zimbabwe 1994: Women age 15-49 who have ever heard of AIDS and responded that "safe sex" was a way of avoiding AIDS.
  • Bangladesh: 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B
  • Cameroon: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Ghana: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B
  • Nigeria: 1999-W, 1999-C, 1999-B
  • Zambia: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B
  • Zimbabwe: 1994-W, 1994-C, 1994-B