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Sought STI advice from: CHAL health post (private faith-based) (Lesotho)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADLS3 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a CHAL [Christian Health Association of Lesotho] health post for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Lesotho.

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.

STIADLS3 is combined with STIADLS1 (CHAL hospital) and STIADLS2 (CHAL health center) in STIADPRIVMIS (all faith-based health facilities) for the 2014 Lesotho sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADLS3 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVMIS for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADLS3 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 STIADLS3 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 STIADLS3 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVMIS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Lesotho samples.


  • Lesotho 2014: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
  • Lesotho: 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-B, 2014-W