Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADBD2 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public district hospital 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.
STIADBD2 is combined with STIADBD1 (public medical college hospital) and STIADBD3 (public specialized government hospital) in STIADPUBHOS (all public hospitals) for the 2011 Bangladesh sample. Additionally, STIADBD2 is combined with STIADBD1 in STIADPUBHOS for the 2014 Bangladesh sample.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADBD2 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHOS for a more comprehensive response category.
Apart from slight universe differences, STIADBD2 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 STIADBD2 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADPUBHOS, a standard variable that encompasses all public hospitals as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADBD2 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHOS 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 2014: 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.