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Sought STI advice from: NGO stand-alone VCT center (Ethiopia)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADET6 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a non-governmental (NGO) stand-alone VCT center for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Ethiopia.

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.

STIADET6 is combined with STIADET5 (NGO health facility) in STIADNGO (all NGO sources) for the 2005 Ethiopia sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADET6 are encouraged to review STIADNGO for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADET6 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 STIADET6 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADNGO, a standard variable that encompasses all NGO sources as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADET6 or the Comparability tab of STIADNGO for more information on the specific categories combined for the Ethiopia samples.


  • Ethiopia 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B