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Requirement(s) to register birth: Go to city hall

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HHBIRTHCERTBLDG indicates whether, in response to an open-ended question, the respondent for the household survey (LINENOHHRESP (HV003)) reported that visiting city hall is needed to register a birth (with the civil authorities).

The information in HHBIRTHCERTBLDG is taken from the household record and applies to regular household members, 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.


HHBIRTHCERTBLDG has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

HHBIRTHCERTBLDG is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Angola 2015: All women age 15-49.
  • Angola: 2015-W, 2015-W, 2015-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H