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Has improved biomass stove

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BIOSTOVE indicates whether the household has an improved biomass stove, which relies on traditional fuels (such as wood) but is designed to reduce energy consumption and harmful smoke emission.

Respondents were asked to report what assets the household owned in order to calculate a wealth index based on assets. This information can be found in the variables SCORE, WEALTHQ, and WEALTHT.

The question associated with this variable was included in the household questionnaire.


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

BIOSTOVE in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable BIOSTOVEYN in IPUMS-DHS. There may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • All persons.


  • Burkina Faso: 2015-2017
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018