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: 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%
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)
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.
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
Institut Haïtien de Statistique et d'Informatique
Boulevard Harry Truman
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.
Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format
Ascii text file
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,
3. Tardieu, C., Evaluation des données de l'Enquête Haïtienne sur la
Fécondité, WFS Scientific Reports no 50, 1984.
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