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Number of electric fans owned by HH

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ELECFANNUM reports the number of fans or electric fans owned by the household, topcoded at 7+. The related variable ELECFAN reports whether the household has any electric fan.

The information in ELECFANNUM 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").


ELECFANNUM has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


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