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Number of sewing machines owned by HH

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SEWMACHINUM reports the number of sewing machines owned by the household. The related variable SEWMACHINE indicates whether the household had any sewing machines.

The information in SEWMACHINUM 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").


SEWMACHINUM has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

SEWMACHINUM 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