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Month of first marriage or cohabitation (Nepali calendar)


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For men who have ever been married or lived with a partner, MAR1STMOMN_NP (MV507_NP) reports the month of the man's first marriage or cohabitation according to Vikram Samvat, the official calendar in Nepal. The year of the man's first marriage/union is reported in MAR1STYRMN_NP.


Apart from universe differences, MAR1STMOMN_NP (MV507_NP) has no comparability problems across Nepali samples.

All standard date variables in Nepal DHS samples are given in the Nepali calendar. The Nepali calendar, or Vikram Samvat, is a lunar calendar consisting of 12 months of 29 to 32 days each. According to the Gregorian calendar, the Nepali calendar begins in mid-April. Because the 12 months do not match the sidereal year, correctional months are occasionally added or subtracted. It is only possible to convert dates given in Vikram Samvat to the Gregorian calendar when the exact date (day, month and year) is available. Otherwise, it is only possible to approximate to the month. Vikram Samvat is approximately 56 years, 8 months, and 15 days ahead of the Gregorian calendar.

Comparability - Standard DHS

MAR1STMOMN_NP (MV507) is included in all phases of the standard DHS questionnaire for Nepal.


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  • Nepal: 2001-M, 2006-M, 2011-M, 2016-M