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Year of interview (Ethiopian calendar)

Codes and Frequencies

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Like INTYEAR (V007), INTYEAR_ET (V007_ET) reports the calendar year the interview took place. However, this variable is country-specific to Ethiopia, as dates are reported using the Ethiopian calendar. For most other countries, the year of interview is reported using the Gregorian calendar. Overall, there is a 7 to 8 year gap between the Ethiopian calendar and the Gregorian calendar dates.

For 2000 and 2005 only, the Ethiopian calendar dates were also converted to the Gregorian calendar. INTYEAR thus includes values for Ethiopia 2000 and 2005, according to the Gregorian calendar.


INTYEAR_ET (V007_ET) is comparable across Ethiopian samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

While a standard recode variable reporting the year of the interview is included in every phase of the DHS data, INTYEAR_ET (V007_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.
  • Ethiopia: 2000-W, 2000-C, 2000-B, 2005-W, 2005-W, 2005-B, 2005-C, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-W, 2016-W, 2016-B, 2016-C, 2016-W, 2019-W, 2019-C, 2019-B