Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADMG6 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a level II government health center for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Madagascar.
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.
STIADMG6 is combined with STIADMG5 (level I government health center) in STIADPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 2008 Madagascar sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADMG6 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
STIADMG6 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 STIADMG6 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 STIADMG6 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for the Madagascar samples.
- Madagascar 2008: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.