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HH owns cattle or camels

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CATCAMYN indicates whether the household owned any cattle or camels.

The information in CATCAMYN is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.


CATCAMYN has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Ethiopia 2000: All women age 15-49.
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2000-M, 2000-H