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Sought STI advice from: District/rural hospital (Zimbabwe)

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For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADZW6 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public district/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.

STIADZW6 is combined with STIADZW3 (public central/provincial hospital) in STIADPUBHOS (all public hospitals) for the 1994 Zimbabwe samples.

STIADZW6 is combined with STIADZW1 (public central hospital) and STIADZW2 (public provincial hospital) in STIADPUBHOS for the 2005 Zimbabwe survey.

IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADZW6 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHOS for a more comprehensive response category.


Apart from slight universe differences, STIADZW6 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 STIADZW6 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 STIADZW6 or the Comparability tab of STIADPUBHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Zimbabwe samples.


  • Zimbabwe 1994: 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: 1994-B, 1994-W, 1994-C, 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-W