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Number of deaths to HH residents in past 2 years

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DEATHTOHHRES2YRNO reports the number of deaths to usual members of this household during the past 2 years, "in this city/town/village or outside."

The related variable DEATHTOHHRES2YR indicates whether there were any deaths to usual members of this household during the past 2 years.

The information in DEATHTOHHRES2YRNO is taken from the household record and applies, as a characteristic of the household, to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.


DEATHTOHHRES2YRNO has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

DEATHTOHHRES2YRNO is a country-specific variable not included in the standard DHS household questionnaire.


  • India 1992: Ever-married women age 13-49.
  • India: 1992-C, 1992-B, 1992-H, 1992-W