Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADNE2 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a private doctor for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Niger.
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.
STIADNE2 is combined with STIADNE1 (private hospital/clinic) in STIADPRIVHOS(private hospital, clinic, or doctor) for the 1998 and 2006 Niger samples. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADNE2 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVHOS for a more comprehensive response category.
Apart from slight universe differences, STIADNE2 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 STIADNE2 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADPRIVHOS, a standard variable that encompasses private hospitals, clinics, and doctors as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADNE2 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Niger samples.
- Niger 1998: 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.
- Niger 2006: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.