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Century month date of interview (Nepali calendar)


INTDATECMC_NP is a 4-digit variable.


INTDATECMC_NP (V008_NP) reports the Nepali century month code for the date on which the interview took place.

Nepal uses a different calendar than most DHS countries, and Nepali months and years do not directly correspond to Gregorian calendar's months and years. For this reason, a country-specific variable, INTDATECMC_NP, is released for Nepali samples. Note that Nepali century month codes are not directly comparable to those from other countries but are consistent across Nepali samples.

For general information about the calculation and interpretation of century month codes, see INTDATECMC.


Apart from universe differences, INTDATECMC_NP (V008_NP) is comparable across Nepali samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

INTDATECMC_NP (V008_NP) is a standard recode variable included for all DHS phases for Nepali samples.


  • Nepal 1996: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2001: Ever-married women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2006: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2011: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal 2016: All women age 15-49.
  • Nepal: 1996-C, 1996-W, 1996-B, 2001-W, 2001-B, 2001-C, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-W, 2016-W, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W