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Number of improved biomass stoves for HH

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BIOSTOVENUM reports the number of improved biomass stoves, which are designed to reduce energy consumption and harmful smoke emission, owned by the household. The related variable BIOSTOVEYN indicates whether the household has an improved stove.


BIOSTOVENUM has no comparability problems.

The information in BIOSTOVENUM 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").

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


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