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Number of computers owned by HH

Codes and Frequencies

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PCNUM reports the number of personal computers owned by the household. The related variable PC indicates whether the household has a personal computer.

The information in PCNUM is taken from the household record and applies to household residents. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors (coded "2") using:

RESIDENT when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis
HHRESIDENT when household members are the unit of analysis
RESIDENTMN when men are the unit of analysis

Comparability — Index



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

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Jordan [top]

The 2017 Jordan survey asks, "How many computers/tablets do you have in total in household?"


  • Benin 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2007: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2009: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2012: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 2017: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Benin: 2006-M, 2006-W, 2006-H, 2006-B, 2006-C, 2006-W
  • Jordan: 2007-C, 2007-B, 2007-W, 2007-W, 2007-H, 2009-C, 2009-W, 2009-H, 2009-W, 2009-B, 2012-H, 2012-W, 2012-B, 2012-C, 2012-W, 2017-W, 2017-C, 2017-B, 2017-M, 2017-H, 2017-W