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Heard of STI: Chancroid

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STIKNOWCHAN indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent reported having heard of the sexually transmitted infection chancroid. This bacterial infection causes ulceration of lymph nodes in the groin and open sores on or around the genitalia.

Comparability — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, STIKNOWCHAN is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

STIKNOWCHAN is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.

Comparability — Kenya [top]

The 1998 Kenya survey includes "Ugongwa zinaa [chancroid]" as a response category.


  • Benin 1996: Women age 15-49 who have heard of STIs.
  • Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Kenya 1998: Women age 15-49 who have heard of STIs.
  • Zimbabwe 1994: Women age 15-49 who have heard of STIs.
  • Benin: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B
  • Jordan: 2012-W, 2012-C, 2012-B, 2012-W
  • Kenya: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 1998-W
  • Zimbabwe: 1994-W, 1994-C, 1994-B, 1994-W