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HH has pickup or other truck

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PICKUP indicates whether the household has a pickup or other type of truck.

The related variables CAR and CARHH (with data from the women's and household record, respectively) cover ownership of either a car or a truck for many samples.

The information in PICKUP 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.

Comparability — Index



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

Comparability - Standard DHS

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

Comparability — Togo [top]

The 1988 Togo survey asks whether any member of the household owns "a large or small truck."


  • Jordan 1990: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Jordan 1997: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Togo 1988: All women age 15-49.
  • Jordan: 1990-W, 1990-C, 1990-B, 1990-W, 1997-W, 1997-C, 1997-B, 1997-H, 1997-W
  • Togo: 1988-W, 1988-C, 1988-B