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.
DWELLTYPE reports the type of dwelling where the household lives. While most surveys distinguish between apartments, houses, and unspecified "other" dwellings, some surveys recognize additional types of dwellings, such as barracks or temporary shelters. See Comparability.
The information in DWELLTYPE 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.