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How many children under age of 5

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HHCAREKIDLT5 reports the total number of children under the age of 5 living in the household for whom the woman is the primary caregiver.

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


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

HHCAREKIDLT5 in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the IPUMS-DHS variable HHKIDLT5, which reports the total number of children under age 5 in the household, regardless of who their caregiver is. See the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • Women age 15-49.


  • Burkina Faso: 2015-2016
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2015-2016
  • Ethiopia: 2016
  • Ghana: 2014-2015
  • Kenya: 2015
  • Niger: 2016-2017
  • Nigeria: 2016-2017
  • Uganda: 2015-2016