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: Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos
Date of fieldwork: 1979-80
Universe: All women, 15-49
Coverage: National, 97%
Contents: WFS Core mark 1 + fertility regulation module and questions on MCH and women's work
Supplementary surveys: Household member (n = 31,185, self-weighting); Community (n = 123)
The household survey covers: type and ownership of dwelling; household
services; ownership of durables. For each household member there was collected:
language, age, migration, education, marital status, employment situation.
The individual survey was conducted by the same interviewers in a single
integrated field phase. It included questions on medical services surrounding
last birth, amenorrhoea, income and employment, husband's background. These are
all included in the Standard Recode file.
The community survey enquired about the presence of such facilities as
police-station, cinema, bank, post office, health facilities and types of
school. Other aspects of development such as electricity, type of water and
sewerage system were also ascertained.
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. Gaudencio Zurita Herrera
Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos
Av. 10 de Agosto 229, 3er Piso
Public Use Files
Available files include the individual standard recode data and dictionary, and the supplemental survey 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. Instituto Nacional de Estadística y Censos, Encuesta Nacional de
Fecundidad Ecuador - 1979: Informe General, Quito, 1984.
2. Herrera de Rivadeneira, M.I., Evaluación de la Encuesta Nacional de
Fecundidad de 1979 de Ecuador, WFS Scientific Reports no 51, 1984.
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