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Sought STI advice from: Health sub-center (public) (Afghanistan)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADAF3 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public health sub-center 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.

STIADAF3 is combined with STIADAF1 (public comprehensive health center/polyclinic), and STIADAF2 (public basic health center) in STIADPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 2015 Afghanistan sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADAF3 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADAF3 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 STIADAF3 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 STIADAF3 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.
  • Afghanistan: 2015-C, 2015-W, 2015-B, 2015-W