Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADML1 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public national hospital for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Mali.
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.
STIADML1 is combined with STIADML2 (public regional hospital) in STIADPUBHOS(all public hospitals) for the 2012 and 2018 Mali samples. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADML1 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHOS for a more comprehensive response category.
Apart from slight universe differences, STIADML1 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 STIADML1 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 STIADML1 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Mali samples.
- Mali 2006: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection for which they sought treatment in the last 12 months.
- Mali 2012: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
- Mali 2018: Women age 15-49 who have had an STI, abnormal genital discharge, or a genital ulcer/sore in the last 12 months.