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 are not currently using a method of contraception, FPNONPRIVDRUG (V3A00K) indicates whether they reported, in response to an open-ended question, a private pharmacy, drug store, or dispensary as a source of family planning.
Some samples in the "FPNON" 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 private drug sources that could be combined to create a more comprehensive response category. See Comparability for more information on the specific categories combined in this variable.
Users should be careful to distinguish this variable from FPNONPUBDRUG and FPNONOTHDRUG, which refer to public drug sources and informal drug sources, respectively.
Known source for non-users, general Variables -- PERSON