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STIADZW8 (STIADZW8)
Sought STI advice from: Private doctor (Zimbabwe)

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Description

For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADZW8 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 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.

STIADZW8 is combined with STIADZW7 (private hospital/clinic) in STIADPRIVHOS (private hospital, clinic, or doctor) for the 1999 Zimbabwe sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADZW8 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVHOS for a more comprehensive response category.

Comparability

STIADZW8 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 STIADZW8 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 STIADZW8 or the Comparability tab of STIADPRIVHOS for more information on the specific categories combined for the Zimbabwe samples.

Universe

  • 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 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: 1994-W, 1994-C, 1994-B, 1999-B, 1999-W, 1999-C