The following description of this survey appeared in the 1991 edition of Dynamic Database: A Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Voorburg: International Statistical Institute.
Name of survey: Enquête Nationale Ivoirienne sur la Fécondité
Executive agency: Direction de la Statistique, Ministère de l'Economie
Date of fieldwork: 1980-81
Universe: All women, 15-50
Coverage: National, 100%
Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + FOTCAF module
Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 33,635, non-self-weighting); Husbands (n = 506); Community (n = 51)
The area sample frame was provided by the last round of a multi-round
demographic survey (EPR, 1978-9) except in Abidjan and Bouaké where a more
recent frame was available. Fieldwork for household and individual surveys was
conducted by female teams in a single phase. To increase sample efficiency
large compounds (20+ household members) were selected with twice the
probability of small compounds but only 1-in-2 women aged 15-50 resident in
large compounds was selected for the individual survey. The husbands' survey
was based on a subsample of 1-in-5 husbands enumerated in the household survey.
Only husbands with an interviewed wife resident in the same compound were
eligible for selection. Spouse-specific questions in the husband's
questionnaire relate to the first wife listed in the household schedule.
In addition to standard items, the household survey enquired about nationality
of, and languages spoken by, each member. A detailed set of derived household
composition variables have been added to the file. The individual questionnaire
(translated into six languages) included: detailed questions on marriage,
distinguishing for each union between legal, customary and 'free' unions;
methods of abortion; access to modern contraception; and membership of
The community questionnaire covered two types of information: the facilities
available and the local infrastructure; and local practices with respect to
weaning and excision.
Data may be used for academic research, provided that credit is given
in any publication resulting from the research to the agency that
conducted the survey and that two copies of any publication are sent to:
Mr. Nediembo Meite
Directeur de la Statistique
Ministère du Plan et de l'Industrie
01 BP V 55
Public Use Files
Available files include the household members data and dictionary, and the individual standard recode data and dictionary, in the original WFS format.
The table below lists the file names and descriptions.
Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format
Ascii text file
1. Direction de la Statistique, Enquête Nationale Ivoirienne sur la Fécondité
1980-81: Rapport Principal, Abidjan, 1984.
2. Sombo, N'Cho, Evaluation de l'Enquête National Ivoirienne sur la Fécondité
1980-81, WFS Scientific Reports no 79, 1985.
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