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Fuel for cooking and heating: Liquid petroleum gas

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CHLPG indicates whether the household uses liquid petroleum gas/gas for cooking and heating.

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


Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, CHLPG is largely comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • India 1998: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • South Africa 1998: All women age 15-49.
  • India: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 1998-H
  • South Africa: 1998-W, 1998-C, 1998-B, 1998-H