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Month of interview (Nepali calendar)

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MONTHINT_NP (V006_NP) reports the month when the interview took place, according to the Nepali calendar. This variable is only available for Nepalese samples.


Apart from universe differences, MONTHINT_NP (V006_NP) is comparable across Nepalese samples.

All standard date variables in Nepal DHS samples are given in the Nepalese calendar, or Vikram Samvat. The Nepalese year uses 12 lunar months of 29-32 days. According to the Gregorian calendar, the Nepalese year begins in mid-April and ends the following April. In general, the Nepalese calendar is 57 years ahead of the Gregorian calendar.

Comparability - DHS Standard

MONTHINT_NP (V006_NP) is included in all phases of the standard DHS questionnaire for Nepal.


  • 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-B, 1996-C, 1996-W, 2001-W, 2001-B, 2001-C, 2006-C, 2006-B, 2006-W, 2006-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2011-W, 2016-B, 2016-W, 2016-W, 2016-C