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Sought STI advice from: Other registered medical sector (faith-based) (Burundi)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADBI6 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from some other registered (confessional) medical sector facility for this problem. The meaning of "other" must be interpreted relative to the specific categories included in a particular sample. This response category is country-specific to Burundi.

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.

STIADBI6 is combined with STIADBI4 (registered hospital) and STIADBI5 (registered hospital) in STIADPRIVMIS (all faith-based health facilities) for the 2016 Burundi sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADBI6 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVMIS for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADBI6 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 STIADBI6 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADPRIVMIS, a standard variable that encompasses all faith-based health facilities as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADBI6 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVMIS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Burundi samples.


  • Burundi 2016: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
  • Burundi: 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B, 2016-W