Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADEG1 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public urban hospital for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Egypt.
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.
STIADEG1 is combined with STIADEG2 (public rural hospital), STIADEG4 (public university hospital), and STIADEG5 (public teaching hospital) in STIADPUBHOS (all public hospitals) for the 2005 Egypt sample. Additionally, STIADEG1 is combined with STIADEG2 in STIADPUBHOS for the 2014 Egypt sample.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADEG1 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHOS for a more comprehensive response category.
STIADEG1 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.
Though STIADEG1 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 STIADEG1 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Egypt samples.
- Egypt 2005: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
- Egypt 2014: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.