Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADEG8 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public rural health center 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.
STIADEG8 is combined with STIADEG7 (public urban health center), and STIADEG10 (public maternal and child health (MCH) center) in STIADPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 2005 and 2014 Egypt samples.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADEG8 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
STIADEG8 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 STIADEG8 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 STIADEG8 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHC 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.