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Total number of other poultry owned

This is a 5-digit variable that represents the number of "other" poultry owned by the household, except for the following codes:

99990 = Logical edit
99996 = Not interviewed (household questionnaire)
99997 = Don't know
99998 = No response
99999 = NIU (not in universe)


OTHERPOUNUM reports the total number of "other" poultry owned by the household. The meaning of "other" will vary sample to sample, depending on the specific types of poultry asked about in each survey. Users are encouraged to see questionnaire text to better determine what is meant by "other."

Users should be careful to distinguish this variable from OTHERPOUHOME, which reports the total number of "other" poultry on the household's homestead, regardless of who owns them.

Enumerators were instructed to code "Don't know" or "No response" cases as -88 and -99, respectively. However, in some samples, a select number of enumerators recorded an unexpectedly high number of 88 and 99 values for livestock variables. We believe the majority of these cases were intended to represent "don't know" and "no responses" instead of indicating a number of livestock. IPUMS has recoded these cases to "Logical edit - missing".

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


Apart from the contextual meaning of "other" poultry, there are no comparability issues.


  • Persons in households that own livestock.


  • Ghana: 2014-2017