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