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Total number of camels on homestead

This is a 5-digit variable that represents a number of camels on the homestead, except for the following codes:

99990 = Logical edit
99996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
99997 = Don't know
99998 = No response
99999 = NIU (not in universe)


CAMELHOME reports the total number of camels on the homestead, regardless of who owns them.

Users should be careful to distinguish this variable from CAMELNUM (the number of camels owned by the household).

Enumerators were instructed to code "Don't know" or "No response" cases as -88 and -99, respectively. However, in some samples, a select number of enumerators recorded an unexpectedly high number of 88 and 99 values for livestock variables. We believe the majority of these cases were intended to represent "don't know" and "no responses" instead of indicating a number of livestock. IPUMS has recoded these cases to "Logical edit - missing".

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Persons in households with livestock on the homestead.


  • Ethiopia: 2014-2017
  • India: 2016-2017
  • Niger: 2015-2017