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Cote d'Ivoire, 1980-81 (WFS)

The following description of this survey appeared in the 1991 edition of Dynamic Database: A Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Voorburg: International Statistical Institute.

Basic Information

  • 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%
  • Size: 5764
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + FOTCAF module
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 33,635, non-self-weighting); Husbands (n = 506); Community (n = 51)

Additional Information

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 associations.

The community questionnaire covered two types of information: the facilities available and the local infrastructure; and local practices with respect to weaning and excision.

Release Conditions

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
Abidjan 01
Côte d'Ivoire

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.

File Description File Type
cihm02.dat Household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
cihm02.dct Codebook for household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
ciread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
cisr02.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
cisr02.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file

Key References

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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