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World Fertility Survey

WFS Data

Colombia, 1976 (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: Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad
  • Executive agency: Corporación Centro Regional de Población
  • Date of fieldwork: 1976
  • Universe: All women, 15-49
  • Coverage: National, 100%
  • Size: 5378
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + most of fertility regulation and family planning modules
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 55,755, weighted within domains)

Additional Information

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.

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. Rodolfo Heredia Benitez
Director Ejecutivo
Corporación Centro Regional de Población
Carrera 6A, No. 76-34
Bogota DE
Colombia

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.

File Description File Type
cohh02.dat Household data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
cohh02.dct Codebook for household data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
coread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
cosr02.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
cosr02.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
coreadh.me Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
cosr02h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
cosr02h.dic Standard ISSA dictionary for ISSA format data (ISSA program is required to use this file) Binary file (requires ISSA program to use this file)
cosr02h.map Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file

Key References

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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