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Knows how to register a birth (HH respondent)

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HHBIRTHCERTKNOWS indicates whether the respondent for the household survey (LINENOHHRESP (HV003)) knows how to register a birth (with the civil authorities).

The information in HHBIRTHCERTKNOWS 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.


HHBIRTHCERTKNOWS has no comparability issues.

Comparability - Standard DHS

HHBIRTHCERTKNOWS 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-C, 2015-B, 2015-M, 2015-H