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HH owns commercial/industrial building

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OWNCOMBLD indicates whether any member of the household owns a commercial or industrial building, such as a shop or factory (excluding any enterprises carried on in the dwelling unit).

The information in OWNCOMBLD 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 — Index



Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, OWNCOMBLD is comparable across samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Egypt [top]

The 1992 Egypt survey asks about any "Residential or commercial buildings other than the dwelling unit." The 1988 Egypt survey asks separately about "Residential buildings other than the dwelling unit" (OWNOTHERRES) and "Commercial/industrial buildings (shop, factory, etc.)." Depending on researcher preference, OWNCOMBLD and OWNOTHERRES could be combined for the Egypt 1988 survey to create a more comprehensive response category.


  • Egypt 1988: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt 1992: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Morocco 2003: All women age 15-49.
  • Yemen 2013: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Egypt: 1988-W, 1988-B, 1988-C, 1992-W, 1992-W, 1992-H, 1992-B, 1992-C
  • Morocco: 2003-W, 2003-C, 2003-B, 2003-H, 2003-W
  • Yemen: 2013-W, 2013-C, 2013-B, 2013-H, 2013-W