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Current age of child in months

KIDCURAGEMO_ALL (B19_x) variables are 3-digit numeric variables.


999 = NIU (not in universe)


KIDCURAGEMO_ALL (B19_x) reports the current age of the child, in months, at the time of the survey. If the child has died, KIDCURAGEMO_ALL reports the number of months since the child was born.

KIDCURAGEMO_ALL consists of a set of twenty separate variables, covering the most recent birth (KIDCURAGEMO_01) up to the twentieth-most-recent birth (KIDCURAGEMO_20) for a female respondent of childbearing age. If KIDCURAGEMO_ALL is included in a data extract, all these separate variables are included in a researcher's data file.

Information for this variable was collected on all births for a woman, up to a maximum of twenty births. In many cases, data were hypothetically collected on up to twenty births, but no women in the survey had so many births (e.g., no woman had 19 or 20 births). If, for example, no woman in a survey had 20 births and only blank values were included in the original DHS file, then KIDCURAGEMO_20 would not be available for that survey in IPUMS-DHS.


Apart from universe differences, KIDCURAGEMO_ALL (B19_x) has no comparability problems.

Comparability - Standard DHS

KIDCURAGEMO_ALL (B19_x) is included in Phase VII forward of the standard DHS questionnaire.


  • Women age 15-49 with at least one birth.
  • Angola: 2015-W, 2015-W
  • Benin: 2017-W, 2017-W
  • Burundi: 2016-W, 2016-W
  • Cameroon: 2018-W
  • Ethiopia: 2016-W, 2016-W, 2019-W
  • Ghana: 2016-W
  • Guinea: 2018-W, 2018-W
  • Jordan: 2017-W, 2017-W
  • Malawi: 2016-W, 2016-W
  • Mali: 2018-W, 2018-W
  • Nepal: 2016-W, 2016-W
  • Nigeria: 2018-W, 2018-W
  • Pakistan: 2017-W, 2017-W
  • Senegal: 2017-W, 2017-W
  • South Africa: 2016-W, 2016-W
  • Tanzania: 2015-W, 2015-W
  • Uganda: 2016-W, 2016-W
  • Zambia: 2018-W, 2018-W
  • Zimbabwe: 2015-W, 2015-W