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Sex of household member

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SEX indicates whether the individual listed in the household roster was male or female. Note that SEX differs from the variable SEXHQ, which reports the sex of the respondent to the household questionnaire.


There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

SEX in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable SEX in IPUMS-DHS when household members are the unit of analysis. There may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; please see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.


  • All persons.


  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2018, 2020-2022
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2013-2021
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017-2018, 2020-2022
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2019, 2021
  • Ghana: 2013-2017
  • India: 2016-2018, 2020-2022
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2021
  • Niger: 2015-2018, 2020, 2022-2023
  • Nigeria: 2014-2021
  • Uganda: 2014-2022