Variable HC5 : Main material of wall

Type: Discrete
Format: numeric
Width: 2
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 11-99
Valid case(s): 4578 (4546.7)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 12
Maximum: 99

File: ch

Children aged 0-4
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
11 No walls
12 Cane/palm/trunks
13 Dirt
21 Bambo with mud
22 Stone with mud
23 Uncovered adobe
24 Plywood
25 Carton
26 Reused wood
31 Cement
32 Stone with lime/cement
33 Bricks
34 Cement blocks
35 Covered adobe
36 Wood planks/shingles
96 Other
99 Missing
Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.

Main material of the walls.
Record observation.
Interviewer instructions
Circle the correct code for the material of the dwelling walls, based on your observation. You will be able to observe the correct answer in most cases, but if in doubt, ask. If there is more than one kind of material making up the walls, record the main wall material (the material that covers the largest amount of wall space).
Generated: APR-28-2008 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit