Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADAF1 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public comprehensive health center/polyclinic for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Afghanistan.
Some samples in the "STIAD" 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.
STIADAF1 is combined with STIADAF2 (public basic health center), and STIADAF3 (public health sub-center) in STIADPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 2015 Afghanistan sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADAF1 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
STIADAF1 has no comparability problems.
Comparability - Standard DHS
An open-ended question about where the woman received advice/treatment for an STI is included in Phases III, V and VI forward of the standard DHS questionnaire.
Although STIADAF1 is a country-specific response, this variable is combined with other responses in STIADPUBHC, a variable that encompasses all public health centers as potential sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADAF1 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Afghanistan 2015.
- Afghanistan 2015: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.