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Person number (original)

LINEORIG is a 2-digit numeric variable that represents the household member's line number within the household in the original data.


LINEORIG is a technical variable that numbers all persons within each household. The related variable LINENO is an IPUMS-generated line number of a household member according to their order in the original data. The main difference between LINEORIG and LINENOis that values in LINENO are without duplicates and have been corrected when numbers in LINEORIG were skipped.


There are no comparability issues.


  • All persons.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2018, 2020
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2014-2019
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2019
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2019
  • Niger: 2015-2018
  • Nigeria: 2014-2019
  • Uganda: 2014-2019