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Other relationship to household head

RELATEOTH is a 10-character string variable. Below are the most common responses and their meaning in English:


Ami = male friend or boyfriend
Amie = female friend or girlfriend
Beaux fils = Stepchild
Neveu = Nephew
Niece = Niece


RELATEOTH reports the specific "other" type of relationship of the person to the household head, if the relationship is not described by any of the relationship categories in RELATE.

The main survey for the Democratic Republic of the Congo 2013 Round 1 sample was fielded in French, and the descriptions of the other relationship types in RELATEOTH are also in French.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Persons with "other" type of relationship to the household head.


  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013