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: Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad
Executive agency: Corporación Centro Regional de Población
Date of fieldwork: 1976
Universe: All women, 15-49
Coverage: National, 100%
Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + most of fertility regulation and family planning modules
Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 55,755, weighted within domains)
The sample used was a subsample of a national master sample designed by the
Ministry of Health. The individual interview was conducted with a 1-in-2.5
subsample of women in the selected households. The household and individual
interviews were done by the same (female) interviewers on a single occasion.
The larger household sample was used to allow more precise fertility estimates.
The household schedule covers virtually no substantive household-level data but
gives, for each member: basic demographic data, education, employment and
fertility (adult women only).
The abortion module was used and a complete history of non-live births is
available on the SR file. Additional country-specific data include: monthly
income and expenditure; age at menarche; duration of post-partum abstinence
after last birth; and usual weekly coital frequency.
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. Rodolfo Heredia Benitez
Corporación Centro Regional de Población
Carrera 6A, No. 76-34
Public Use Files
Available files include the household data and dictionary, and the individual standard recode data and dictionary, in the original WFS format. In addition, the individual standard recode data and dictionary dictionary are available in ISSA format.
The table below lists the file names and descriptions.
Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format
Ascii text file
1. Corporación Centro Regional de Población, Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad
Colombia, 1976: Resultados Generales, Bogotá, 1977.
2. Hobcraft, J.N., Illustrative Analysis: Evaluating Fertility Levels and
Trends in Colombia, WFS Scientific Reports no 15, 1980.
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