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PRECALTERMCMC_ET (V242_ET)
Century month date of last pregnancy termination prior to calendar (Ethiopian calendar)
Group: Fertility

PRECALTERMCMC_ET is a four-digit numeric variable.

Codes

9996 = Inconsistent
9997 = Don't know
9998 = Missing
9999 = NIU (not in universe)

Description

For women who had any pregnancies terminated through abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth prior to the survey's birth calendar, PRECALTERMCMC_ET (V242_ET) reports the century month date of the last pregnancy termination before the start of the birth calendar, according to the Ethiopian calendar. This variable is country-specific to Ethiopia.

For information on how to interpret and calculate century month dates, see DOBCMC.

On average, there is a seven to eight year gap between the Ethiopian and Gregorian calendars. For similar data for other countries using the Gregorian calendar, see PRECALTERMCMC.

Comparability

PRECALTERMCMC_ET (V242_ET) is comparable across Ethiopian samples.

Comparability - Standard DHS

PRECALTERMCMC_ET (V242_ET) first appears as a standard variable in DHS phase IV and is consistent and included in all subsequent phases (for Ethiopian samples).

Universe

  • Ethiopia 2005: Women age 15-49 who have had a pregnancy terminated through abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth prior to the start of the survey calendar.
  • Ethiopia 2011: Women age 15-49 who have had a pregnancy terminated through abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth prior to the start of the survey calendar.
  • Ethiopia 2016: Women age 15-49 who have had a pregnancy terminated through abortion, miscarriage or stillbirth prior to the start of the survey calendar.
  • Ethiopia: 2005-C, 2005-B, 2005-W, 2011-C, 2011-B, 2011-W, 2016-W, 2016-C, 2016-B