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DOB1STKIDCMC_NP (V211_NP)
Date of respondent's first birth, in century months (Nepali calendar)
Group: Fertility

Codes

DOB1STKIDCMC_NP is a 4-digit variable.

9998 = Missing
9999 = NIU (not in universe)

Description

Like DOB1STKIDCMC (V211), DOB1STKIDCMC_NP reports the century month code (CMC) for the date of the woman's first birth. However, DOB1STKIDCMC_NP is country-specific to Nepal, as the data are recorded using the Nepali calendar. For most countries, the CMC data for the date of the woman's first birth are recorded using the Gregorian calendar. The Nepali calendar is roughly 57 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar.

For detailed discussion of the meaning and calculation of CMC values for the date of the woman's first birth, see DOB1STKIDCMC (V211).

Comparability

Apart from universe differences, DOB1STKIDCMC_NP is comparable across samples for Nepal.

Comparability - Standard DHS

While a standard recode variable reporting the CMC of the date of the woman's first birth is included in every phase of the DHS data, DOB1STKIDCMC_NP is country-specific to Nepal.

Universe

  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever given birth.
  • Nepal 2001: Ever-married women age 15-49 who have ever given birth.
  • Nepal 2006: Women age 15-49 who have ever given birth.
  • Nepal 2011: Women age 15-49 who have ever given birth.
  • Nepal 2016: Women age 15-49 who have ever given birth.
  • Nepal: 1996-W, 1996-C, 1996-B, 2001-W, 2001-C, 2001-B, 2006-W, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2011-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B