Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADZW2 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public provincial hospital for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Zimbabwe.
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.
STIADZW2 is combined with STIADZW1 (public central hospital), STIADZW4 (public district hospital), and STIADZW5 (public rural hospital) in STIADPUBHOS (all public hospitals) for the 2010 and 2015 Zimbabwe samples.
STIADZW2 is combined with STIADZW1 and STIADZW6 (public district/rural hospital) in STIADPUBHOS for the 2005 Zimbabwe sample.
STIADZW2 is combined with STIADZW1 and STIADZW4 for the 1999 Zimbabwe sample.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADZW2 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHOS for a more comprehensive response category.
Apart from slight universe differences, STIADZW2 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 STIADZW2 is a country-specific response not included in the standard DHS modules, it is combined with other responses in STIADPUBHOS, a standard variable that encompasses all public hospitals as sources for STI advice/treatment. IPUMS-DHS users are encouraged to review the Description tab of STIADZW2 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Zimbabwe samples.
- Zimbabwe 1999: 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.
- Zimbabwe 2005: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
- Zimbabwe 2010: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.
- Zimbabwe 2015: Women age 15-49 who have ever had sex and who had symptoms of sexually transmitted infection in the last 12 months.