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WHO Household Energy Database 1974-2008


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1974 - 12/2008
Series or system 
WHO Household Energy Database
Data type

The WHO Household Energy Database contains information on household energy for cooking and cooking stoves covering 143 countries for the years 1974-2008. The information in this database reports responses to questions from nationally representative surveys on the primary cooking fuel in each household interviewed. A subset of the available surveys also include questions on stove type, cooking exhaust, and cooking location. Solid fuels comprise wood, charcoal, agricultural residues, dung, and coal.

Full datasets are available upon request.