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World Fertility Survey

WFS Data

Haiti, 1977 (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 Haïtienne sur la Fécondité
  • Executive agency: Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique
  • Date of fieldwork: 1977
  • Universe: All women, 15-49
  • Coverage: National, 100%
  • Size: 3350
  • Weights: Self-weighting within domains
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + detailed union (marriage) information
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 14,831, self-weighting within domains)

Additional Information

The main survey was preceded by an extensive pilot survey in the region of Petit-Goâve, in which 747 respondents were interviewed. The household and individual surveys were conducted in a single field operation. In common with most other WFS surveys in the Caribbean, the union (marriage) history was expanded to include non-cohabiting relationships and allowed more than one type of union with the same partner. However, the identity of the partner was not coded, though the total number of partners was recorded. Each union was classified into one of four types: rinmin, fiancée, vivavek or placée. The number of children born in each union was ascertained, as was the number of children of the current (last) partner who were born to other women.

Supply sources of ever-users of five main methods of contraception were recorded together with intention to use in the future. Survivorship of the respondent's mother and father and a complete history of non-live births are available on the SR file.

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. R. Gardiner
Directeur Général
Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique
Boulevard Harry Truman
Port-au-Prince
Haïti

Public Use Files

Available files include 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
htread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
htsr02.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
htsr02.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
htss01.dat Supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
htss01.dct Codebook for supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
htreadh.me Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
htsr02h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
htsr02h.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)
htsr02h.map Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file

Key References

1. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique, Enquête Haïtienne sur la Fécondité (1977), Rapport National, Port-au-Prince, 1981.

2. Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique, Séminaire National sur les Résultats de l'Enquête Haïtienne sur la Fécondité: Rapport Final, Port-au-Prince, 1981.

3. Tardieu, C., Evaluation des données de l'Enquête Haïtienne sur la Fécondité, WFS Scientific Reports no 50, 1984.


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