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Number of years continuously living in region
Group: Migration

This is a 3-digit variable that represents the number of years continuously lived in a residence, except for the following codes:

900 = Logical edit - missing
995 = Not interviewed (female questionnaire)
996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
998 = No response
999 = NIU (not in universe)


LIVEINREGIONYRS reports the number of years the woman has been continuously living in her current region/area of residence if she has lived there more than a year.

Users may also be interested in the related variable LIVEINREGION, which reports how long the woman has been living in her current region/area of residence, using broader categories.

Enumerators were instructed to code "Don't know" cases as -88. However, this variable contains unexpected values of 88. Given that the survey was limited to women age 15-49, we believe these cases were intended to represent "don't know" rather than a number of years. IPUMS has recoded these cases to "Logical edit - missing."

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women age 15-49 who have been living continuously in their current residence for more than one year.


  • Ethiopia: 2016-2018