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Sought STI advice from: Private doctor (Rwanda)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADRW5 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 Rwanda.

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.

STIADRW5 is combined with STIADRW3 (private clinic) in STIADPRIVHOS (private hospital, clinic, or doctor) for the 2005 Rwanda sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADRW5 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVHOS for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADRW5 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 STIADRW5 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 STIADRW5 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Rwanda samples.


  • Rwanda 2005: All women age 15-49.
  • Rwanda: 2005-W, 2005-C, 2005-B