IPUMS DHS Calendar Data User Guide

Calendar Data Overview

Calendar data, or reproductive calendar data, are longitudinal data from women of childbearing age providing a month-by-month history of reproductive events that occured to a woman during at least the preceding five years.

Transformed Calendar Data by IPUMS DHS

To analyze the original DHS calendar data, a researcher needs to manipulate or transform the data strings. IPUMS DHS restructures the calendar data to simplify analysis of these longitudinal data.

Summary of Calendar Variables

A comprehensive table that lists all the calendar variables in IPUMS DHS and provides summary information about each variable.

Using IPUMS DHS Calendar Data to Create Event Files

Using the Calendar Data in Single Month Format: Two Practice Exercises