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Has cable TV

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CABLETV indicates whether the household has cable TV access.

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.

Comparability — Index

Burkina Faso


Apart from slight variation in question wording, CABLETV is largely comparable across samples. Most commonly, the survey asked "Does you household have: A cable TV?"

Comparability — Burkina Faso [top]

The Round 3 and 4 surveys asked "Does your household have: A subscription to CANAL?" CANAL is an international subscription TV service with multiple TV and radio stations in French; CANAL+ includes channels in additional languages, such as English.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

CABLETV in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable CABLETV in IPUMS-DHS. Slight variation in question wording and universes between the two variables may affect comparability; see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • All persons.


  • Burkina Faso: 2016-2017
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018
  • Nigeria: 2015-2018