Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADML8 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public community health center (CSCOM) 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.
STIADML8 is combined with STIADML7 (public reference health center (CSREF)) in STIADPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 2006, 2012, and 2018 Mali samples. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADML8 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.
Apart from universe differences, STIADML8 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 STIADML8 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 STIADML8 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHC 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 a 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 had an STI, abnormal genital discharge, or a genital ulcer/sore in the last 12 months.