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, STIADZW2 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a public provincial hospital for this problem. This response category is country-specific to Zimbabwe.
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.
STIADZW2 is combined with STIADZW1 (public central hospital), STIADZW4 (public district hospital), and STIADZW5 (public rural hospital) in STIADPUBHOS (all public hospitals) for the 2010 and 2015 Zimbabwe samples.
STIADZW2 is combined with STIADZW1 and STIADZW6 (public district/rural hospital) in STIADPUBHOS for the 2005 Zimbabwe sample.
STIADZW2 is combined with STIADZW1 and STIADZW4 for the 1999 Zimbabwe sample.
IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADZW2 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHOS for a more comprehensive response category.