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.