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Number of mattresses owned by HH

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MATRESNUM reports the number of (foam) mattresses owned by the household.

The complementary variable MATRESYN indicates whether the household has a mattress.


MATRESNUM has no comparability problems.

The information in MATRESNUM is taken from the household record, linked to the record of the woman respondent. This information applies to household residents, not temporary visitors, so researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2").

Comparability - Standard DHS

MATRESNUM 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