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Number of generators owned by HH

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GENERATNUM reports the number of generators owned by the household. The complementary variable, GENERATYN, indicates whether the household has a generator.

The information in GENERATNUM 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.


GENERATNUM has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


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