Variable HC5 : Main material of wall

Type: Continuous
Format: numeric
Width: 1
Decimal(s): 0
Range: 11-99
Valid case(s): 3955 (3955)
Invalid: 0 (0)
Minimum: 1
Maximum: 6

File: wm

Women aged 15-49
Source of information
Head of household or other responsible household member


Value Category
11 No walls
12 Cane/palm/trunks
13 Dirt
21 Bamboo with mud
22 Stone with mud
23 Uncovered adobe
24 Plywood
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

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: OCT-21-2009 using the IHSN Microdata Management Toolkit