Codes and Frequencies
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADZW4 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public district 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.
STIADZW4 is combined with STIADZW1 (public central hospital), STIADZW2 (public provincial hospital), and STIADZW5 (public rural hospital) in STIADPUBHOS (all public hospitals) for the 2010 and 2015 Zimbabwe samples.
STIADZW4 is combined with STIADZW1 and STIADZW2 for the 1999 Zimbabwe sample.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADZW4 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHOS for a more comprehensive response category.
Apart from slight universe differences, STIADZW4 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 STIADZW4 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 STIADZW4 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 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.