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Sought STI advice from: Other NGO (Bangladesh)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADBD14 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from some "other" NGO source 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.

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


STIADBD14 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 STIADBD14 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 STIADBD14 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-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-W