INTDATECMC_ET is a 4-digit variable.
INTDATECMC_ET (V008_ET) reports the century month code (CMC) for the date of the interview. However, INTDATECMC_ET is country-specific to Ethiopia, as the data are recorded using the Ethiopian calendar. For most other countries, the CMC data for the date of interview are recorded using the Gregorian calendar. On average, there is a seven to eight year gap between the Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars.
For detailed information on the calculation and interpretation of CMC codes, see INTDATECMC (V008).
For the 2000 and 2005 Ethiopian samples only, the dates were also calculated according to the Gregorian calendar, so those samples also appear in INTDATECMC.
INTDATECMC_ET (V008_ET) has no comparability problems across Ethiopian samples. Note that the Ethiopian century month codes are not directly comparable to those from other countries.
Comparability - Standard DHS
While a standard recode variable reporting the CMC of the date of the interview is included in every phase of the DHS data, INTDATECMC_ET is country-specific to Ethiopia.
- Ethiopia 2000: All women age 15-49.
- Ethiopia 2005: All women age 15-49.
- Ethiopia 2011: All women age 15-49.
- Ethiopia 2016: All women age 15-49.
- Ethiopia 2019: All women age 15-49.