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Table 1 Description and measurements of STIs related care seeking behavior

From: Sexually transmitted infections related care-seeking behavior and associated factors among reproductive age women in Ethiopia: further analysis of the 2016 demographic and health survey

Variable Description Measurements
Outcome variable
Had STI infection Have you had STI or symptoms of an STI (a bad-smelling, abnormal discharge from the vagina or a genital sore or ulcer) in the 12 months before the survey? “Yes” = respondents who had STIs or STI symptoms and “no” otherwise
STIs related care-seeking behavior (outcome) If you had the infection, did you seek any kind of advice or treatment? “Yes” = for respondents who sought treatment or advice and “no” otherwise