This variable is not available for any of the currently selected samples.
BIRTHYEARMN (MV010) reports the man's year of birth, according to the Gregorian calendar.
Apart from universe differences and slight differences in question wording, BIRTHYEARMN (MV010) has no comparability problems.
While all samples in BIRTHYEARMN use the Gregorian calendar, certain countries use country-specific variables. These countries (noted below) are excluded from BIRTHYEARMN but are included in country-specific variables.
- Afghanistan uses the Solar Hijri calendar: BIRTHYEARMN_AF
- Ethiopia uses the Ethiopian calendar: BIRTHYEARMN_ET
- Nepal uses Vikram Samvat: BIRTHYEARMN_NP
The question about month and year of birth is included and consistent across all phases of the standard DHS questionnaire.