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Number of household members in the roster
Group: Roster


This is a 3-digit numeric variable.


NHHMEM is a PMA-constructed variable that reports the number of people who were listed as members of the household in the household roster, including visitors who spent the previous night in the household.

The PMA2020 working definition of a household is a group of people who live and eat together in the same dwelling.


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

NHHMEM in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the IPUMS-DHS variable HHMEMTOTAL, which similarly sums the number of usual residents and overnight visitors listed on the household schedule.


  • All persons.


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