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BIRTHMO
Woman's birth month

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Description

BIRTHMO reports the woman's birth month, as reported by the woman. Month of birth is recorded using the Gregorian calendar.

Note that January consistently has the highest frequency across samples. Due to the data entry format of the survey, if a respondent reported a year for her date of birth, but not a month, January was the default month for BIRTHMO.

The question associated with this variable was included in the female questionnaire.

Comparability

There are no comparability issues.

Comparability with IPUMS-DHS

BIRTHMO in IPUMS-PMA is similar to the variable BIRTHMO in IPUMS-DHS. There may be differences in questionnaire text or the variable's universe; see the Survey Text and Universe Tab of the IPUMS-DHS variable for more information.

Universe

  • Women aged 15-49.

Availability

  • Burkina Faso: 2014-2016
  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2014-2016
  • Cote d'Ivoire: 2017
  • Ethiopia: 2014-2017
  • Ghana: 2014-2016
  • India: 2016-2017
  • Indonesia: 2015-2016
  • Kenya: 2014-2016
  • Niger: 2015-2017
  • Nigeria: 2014-2017
  • Uganda: 2014-2017