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Sought STI advice from: Private doctor (Senegal)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADSN2 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 Senegal.

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.

STIADSN2 is combined with STIADSN1 (private hospital/clinic) in STIADPRIVHOS (private hospital, clinic, or doctor) for the 2017 Senegal sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADSN2 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVHOS for a more comprehensive response category.


STIADSN2 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 STIADSN2 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 STIADSN2 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Senegal samples.


  • Senegal 2017: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
  • Senegal: 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-W