Codes and Frequencies
STIADCF2 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the female respondent reported seeking advice or treatment from a public health sub-center the last time she experienced symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past year. This response category is country-specific to Central African Republic.
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.
STIADCF2 (health sub-center) is combined with STIADCF2 (government health center) in STIADPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 1995 Central African Republic sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADCF2 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
STIADCF2 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 STIADCF2 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADPUBHC, a standard variable that encompasses all public health centers as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADCF2 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for the Central African Republic samples.
- Central African Republic 1995: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had a sexually transmitted infection for which they sought treatment in the last 12 months.