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Respondent's year of birth NDHS 1996 [message #15474] Sat, 28 July 2018 08:42 Go to next message
Mkyo
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Hi there,

I was wondering how the respondent's year of birth for 1996 Nepal Women's dataset is coded. When dataset is tabulated on Stat it says that it is coded from 2 to 38. I would greatly appreciate your kind clarification.

Many thanks in advance.

Re: Respondent's year of birth NDHS 1996 [message #15516 is a reply to message #15474] Sat, 04 August 2018 06:39 Go to previous messageGo to next message
dugaldwefoster@gmail.com
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Hello Mkyo,

I have the same question as you- were you able to find the answer anywhere?
Re: Respondent's year of birth NDHS 1996 [message #15518 is a reply to message #15516] Sun, 05 August 2018 04:18 Go to previous messageGo to next message
Mkyo
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Hi there,

Unfortunately my question has not been answered yet. I hope a DHS representative will respond back soon.
Re: Respondent's year of birth NDHS 1996 [message #15532 is a reply to message #15518] Wed, 08 August 2018 07:35 Go to previous message
dugaldwefoster@gmail.com
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Hi Mkyo,

I have an idea about what is happening here.

I think that maybe all dates in the year of birth data are showing only the last two digits of the Nepali date. So when the dataset gives year of birth as "2", or "38", what it really means is "2002" or "2038".

(NB These are Nepali dates, which are roughly 57 years ahead of Gregorian calendar dates- I think there is another post in the DHS forum about this date formatting).

This would mean that the proper range is 2002-2038, or in Gregorian format, 1945-1981.

It is just an idea of mine, but I think it makes sense... If it is correct then one simply need to recode all values in the dataset to +2000, and then subtract 57 to give Gregorian dates, if necessary.

Let me know if you have any further thoughts.

Best,

Dugald
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