ATPUBHOS (V784A) indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the woman reported a public hospital as a place to be tested for the AIDS virus.
Some samples in the "AT" series include categories that can be consolidated into a single response. IPUMS-DHS uses supplemental programming to combine these responses in a standard variable while preserving the separate responses in country-specific variables.
For example, a given sample might include multiple categories for different types of public hospitals that could be combined in ATPUBHOS to create a more comprehensive response category. See Comparability for more information on the specific categories combined in this variable.