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World Fertility Survey

WFS Data

Egypt, 1980 (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: The Egyptian Fertility Survey
  • Executive agency: Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS)
  • Date of fieldwork: 1980
  • Universe: Ever-married women, -49
  • Coverage: National, 100%
  • Size: 8788
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + fertility regulation and family planning modules
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 53,731, self-weighting); Husbands (n = 2783, self-weighting); Economic (n = 2482, self-weighting); Community (n = 108 rural areas)

Additional Information

In Phase 1 data on households and on ever-married women under 50 were collected on a single visit and always by female interviewers. The Phase 2 interviews, to collect extended household data and data on husbands, were also administered on one visit but by male interviewers.

The individual female questionnaire incorporates most of the fertility regulation module, most of the family planning module, and some questions normally part of the FOTCAF module, plus questions on: husband's migration, inter-spouse blood ties, income and working hours, father's education and costs/benefits of children.

The Phase 1 household schedule is basic but the Phase 2 household questionnaire covered employment, crops, land-ownership, income, education and household durables. It was administered to a systematic subsample of about 1-in-3 of all households where a woman was interviewed.

The husband's questionnaire was based on the WFS core for husbands (education, employment, marriage and fertility experience, contraceptive knowledge and use, fertility regulation), together with questions on the costs/benefits of children. All husbands of interviewed women in the subsample were contacted.

The community data show: population of the village by sex, age, education, economic status and marital status; recent fertility and infant mortality; transportation, distance from towns and railways; availability of 22 administrative, economic, entertainment, health and educational facilities; further information on health and education; agriculture and industrialization.

It is possible to link data across all files.

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. Farouk Said Abdel Azeem
Central Agency for Public Mobilisation and Statistics (CAPMAS)
Nasr City
P.O. Box 2086
Cairo
Egypt

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
eghh01.dat Household data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
eghh01.dct Codebook for household data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
eghm01.dat Household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
eghm01.dct Codebook for household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
egread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
egsr03.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
egsr03.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
egss01.dat Supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
egss01.dct Codebook for supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
egreadh.me Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
egsr03h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
egsr03h.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)
egsr03h.map Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
egcd04.dat Community data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
egcd04.dct Codebook for community data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
eges03.dat Economic survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
eges03.dct Codebook for economic survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file

Key References

1. CAPMAS, The Egyptian Fertility Survey 1980, Cairo, 1983.

2. El-Deeb, B., Evaluation of the Egyptian Fertility Survey, CAPMAS, 1984.


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