For women who are not currently using a method of contraception, FPNONNGO indicates whether they reported, in response to an open-ended question, a non-governmental organization (NGO) in general as a source of family planning. The complementary variable FPNONNGOWKR indicates whether the woman specifically reported an NGO worker.
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 NGO facilities that could be combined to create a more comprehensive response category. See Comparability for more information on the specific categories combined in this variable.