Codes and Frequencies
TETNUS5MO_NP reports the month (according to Vikram Samvat, the official calendar in Nepal) that the respondent received her fifth tetanus toxoid immunization. TETNUS5MO_NP is only available for the Nepali samples.
The complementary variables TETNUS5DAY_NP and TETNUS5YR_NP report the day of the month and the year of the respondent's fifth tetanus toxoid immunization, according to Vikram Samvat, as recorded on a vaccination card shown to the interviewer.
TETNUS5MO_NP has no comparability problems across the 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
TETNUS5MO_NP is a country-specific variable, and it is not included in any phase of the standard DHS questionnaire.
- Nepal 2006: Women age 15-49 whose fifth tetanus injection date was on their tetanus injection card.