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Progestin pills observed and in/out stock


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PROPILLOBS indicates whether facilities that provide progestin pills currently have supplies in-stock. Some samples report whether or not the interviewer observed the stock; see the Comparability tab.

The question associated with this variable was included in the service delivery point questionnaire.


Some early samples include less detail, providing dichotomous responses based on whether the interviewer observed progestin pills in-stock (see the Codes tab to identify samples following this practice). In these early samples, if progestin pills were not observed, they were assumed to be "out of stock". In later surveys, interviewers had the option of reporting that progestin pills were "in-stock but not observed".

To maximize comparability with the earliest surveys, users should combine responses for "in-stock but not observed" with "out of stock," following the logic that only observed stock was initially treated as present. If users are working only with later sample rounds that include all three possible response categories, they may use all detail or combine codes 1 and 2 for all in-stock cases.


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