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Hours in day HH uses electricity

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ELECTRCHRS reports the number of hours in a 24-hour day that the household uses electricity.

The information in ELECTRCHRS 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 (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.


ELECTRCHRS has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Yemen 1991: Ever-married women age 15-54 in households that used electricity for lighting.
  • Yemen: 1991-B, 1991-H, 1991-W, 1991-C