Warning: these figures indicate the number of cases found in the data file. They cannot be interpreted as summary statistics of the population of interest.
LIVESTOCKYN (HV246) indicates whether the household owned any livestock, herds, other farm animals, or, in some surveys, poultry. This question was frequently included as a filter, to determine whether the respondent should be asked more specific questions about the household's ownership of specific types of animals or poultry.
The information in LIVESTOCKYN 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.