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Number of beds owned by HH

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BEDNUM reports the number of beds owned by the household.

The information in BEDNUM is taken from the household record, linked to the record of the woman respondent. This information applies to household residents, not temporary visitors, so researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2").


BEDNUM has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

BEDNUM is a country-specific household variable not included in the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Benin 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2006-B, 2006-H, 2006-W, 2006-C