BEDNETNUM (HML1) reports how many mosquito nets were owned by the household.
Responses were topcoded at 7+ bednets. Because of topcoding, the number of reported bednets cannot be meaningfully compared to the number of household members.
The information in BEDNETNUM is taken from the household record and applies to regular household residents, not temporary visitors. Researchers may wish to exclude visitors using the RESIDENT variable (with visitors coded "2") when women, children, or births are the unit of analysis, and using the HHRESIDENT variable when household members are the unit of analysis.