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