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.
NATCATANIMAL indicates whether the household was negatively affected by some form of animal life (other than grasshoppers) as a natural disaster in the past year. For example, crop raiding and destruction by elephants, or crop infestation by insects other than grasshoppers might be considered a natural catastrophe due to animals.
The information in NATCATANIMAL 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.