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Sought STI advice from: Mission health center (Malawi)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADMW6 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a religious health center for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Malawi.

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.

STIADMW6 is combined with STIADMW5 (religious hospital) in STIADPRIVMIS (all faith-based health facilities) for the 2010 Malawi sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADMW6 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVMIS for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADMW6 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 STIADMW6 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 STIADMW6 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVMIS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Malawi samples.


  • Malawi 2010: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
  • Malawi: 2010-W, 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-W