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HH has paraffin lamp other than koloboyi

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OPARALAMPYN indicates whether the household has some paraffin lamp other than a koloboyi. The related variable PARALAMPYN also covers household possession of a paraffin lamp, including a koloboyi (for Malawi specifically).

The information in OPARALAMPYN 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").


OPARALAMPYN has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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


  • Malawi 2010: All women age 15-49.
  • Malawi: 2010-C, 2010-B, 2010-M, 2010-H, 2010-W