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Month of child birthday (sixth-youngest child)

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For women who are primary caregivers for at least six children in the household under age 5, KID6BIRTHMO reports the birth month of their sixth-youngest child.

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 sixth-youngest child's date of birth, but not a month, January is the default month for KID6BIRTHMO.

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


There are no comparability issues.


  • Women age 15-49 who are the primary caregivers for at least 6 children under age 5.


  • Congo (Democratic Republic): 2015
  • Ghana: 2014
  • Kenya: 2015
  • Nigeria: 2017