For women who had symptoms of a sexually transmitted infection in the past 12 months, STIADMG2 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a private doctor for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Madagascar.
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.
STIADMG2 is combined with STIADMG1 (private hospital/clinic) in STIADPRIVHOS (private hospital, clinic, or doctor) for the 1997 and 2008 Madagascar samples. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADMG2 are encouraged to review STIADPRIVHOS for a more comprehensive response category.