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, STIADMG3 indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, they reported seeking advice or treatment from a level I government hospital 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.
STIADMG3 is combined with STIADMG4 (level II government hospital) in STIADPUBHOS (all public hospitals) for the 2008 Madagascar sample. IPUMS-DHS users interested in using STIADMG3 are encouraged to review STIADPUBHOS for a more comprehensive response category.