Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADBD15 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from an herbal doctor 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.
STIADBD15 is combined with STIADBD16 (homeopathic doctor) in STIADPRIVHL (all traditional practitioners/healers) for the 2011 Bangladesh sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADBD15 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVHL for a more comprehensive response category.
STIADBD15 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 STIADBD15 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADPRIVHL, a standard variable that encompasses all traditional practitioners/healers as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADBD15 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVHL for more information on the specific categories combined for the 2011 Bangladesh sample.
- 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.