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Sought STI advice from: NGO depot holder (Bangladesh)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADBD13 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a NGO depot holder for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Bangladesh.

Some samples in the "STIAD" series include multiple categories that can be consolidated into a single broad response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable, while also preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.

STIADBD13 is combined with STIADBD10 (NGO static clinic), STIADBD11 (NGO satellite clinic), STIADBD12 (NGO fieldworker), and STIADBD14 (Other NGO) in STIADNGO (all NGOs) for the 2011 Bangladesh sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADBD13 are encouraged to review STIADNGO for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADBD13 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 STIADBD13 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADNGO, a standard variable that encompasses all NGOs as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADBD13 or the Comparability tab of STIADNGO for more information on the specific categories combined for the Bangladesh samples.


  • Bangladesh 2011: Ever-married women age 12-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
  • Bangladesh: 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-C