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Sought STI advice from: Government health center (Namibia)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADNM1 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a government health center for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Namibia.

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.

STIADNM1 is combined with STIADNM2 (government health care clinic) in STIADPUBHC (all public health centers) for the 2013 Namibia sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADNM1 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHC for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADNM1 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.

Although STIADNM1 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 STIADNM1 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHC for more information on the specific categories combined for Namibia 2013.


  • Namibia 2013: Women age 15-64 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
  • Namibia: 2013-B, 2013-W, 2013-W, 2013-C