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Ethnicity, Kenya
Group: Roster

Codes and Frequencies

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ETHNICITYKE reports the household head's ethnicity, as reported by the household respondent, in Kenya samples. Users will note that household members are in universe for ETHNICITYKE. However, the ethnicity reported is only for the head of household, which is not necessarily the same as the ethnicity of the household member.

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


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

ETHNICITYKE in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable ETHNCITYKE in IPUMS-DHS. Codes have been harmonized between these two variables to the greatest extent possible. 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.


  • Heads of household.


  • Kenya: 2016