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GRASSCUTNUM (GRASSCUTNUM)
Number of grasscutters owned by HH

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Description

GRASSCUTNUM reports the number of grasscutters (Thryonomys swinderianus), a small rodent that is utilized as a food source, owned by the household.

The information in GRASSCUTNUM 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.

Comparability

GRASSCUTNUM has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Universe

  • Ghana 2008: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana 2014: All women age 15-49.
  • Ghana: 2008-H, 2008-B, 2008-W, 2008-W, 2008-C, 2008-M, 2014-M, 2014-W, 2014-C, 2014-H, 2014-B, 2014-W