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Number of boats owned by HH

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BOATNUM reports the number of boats the household owns, topcoded at 6+. The complementary variable BOATANY indicates whether the household has any boats.

Comparability — Index



BOATNUM has no comparability problems.

The information in BOATNUM 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

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

Comparability — Benin [top]

The 2006 Benin survey asks specifically about the number of canoes belonging to anyone in the household.


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