Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADCM3 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a religious hospital/clinic for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Cameroon.
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.
STIADCM3 is combined with STIADCM4 (religious health center) in STIADPRIVMIS (all faith-based health facilities) for the 1998, 2004, and 2011 Cameroon samples. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADCM3 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVMIS for a more comprehensive response category.