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: Indonesian Fertility Survey (SUPAS III)
Executive agency: Central Bureau of Statistics
Date of fieldwork: 1976
Universe: Ever-married women, -49
Coverage: Java and Bali, 100%
Weights: Self-weighting within domains
Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + fertility regulation and family planning (part) modules
Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 10,156 households, 50,994 members, self-weighting within domains); Re-interview (n = 497)
The Indonesian Fertility Survey (also known as SUPAS III) was based on a
subsample of a larger household survey (SUPAS II), which is also described in
this catalogue. A fresh enumeration of household members was conducted as part
of the fertility survey. The survey was confined to the islands of Java and
Bali (= 67 per cent of total population).
The survey incorporated contraceptive availability items from the WFS family
planning module: knowledge of specified sources; sources visited in last twelve
months; last source visited; distance, travel time, mode/cost of transport,
waiting time, amount of payment, intention to revisit and reason why not. A
range of additional country-specific data on family planning dissemination was
also included: specified mass media sources of information and whether each was
found useful; discussions with specified categories of worker and whether
discussion was found useful; nature of most useful public meeting; the topic
of greatest perceived interest.
A small re-interview survey was conducted and the results are contained in
reference 4 below. The DDB does not hold the file for the re-interview survey.
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. Azwar Rasjid
Central Bureau of Statistics
9 Jln Dr. Sutomo
P.O. Box 3
Public Use Files
Available files include the raw household and individual data, and the individual standard recode data and dictionary, in the original WFS format. In addition, the individual standard recode dictionary dictionary data 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
Household information for Indonesia is part of the raw data file, which
contains the raw data for the individual respondent survey as well.
Household information is contained in record types 01 through 05 (cols
5-6). Record type 1 contains information about the household as well as
information for household members 1 through 4. Record types 2-5 (if
necessary) can each contain information for 6 additional members. The
codebook for the raw data file (version 2) is available only in printed
form in the OPR library. The marginals for the file are available.
1. Central Bureau of Statistics, Indonesian Fertility Survey, 1976: Principal
Report, Jakarta, 1978.
2. Central Bureau of Statistics, Proceedings of the Seminar on Findings of
the Indonesian Fertility Survey 1976, Jakarta, 1980.
3. Supraptilah, B., Evaluation of the Indonesian Fertility Survey 1976, WFS
Scientific Reports no 38, 1982.
4. MacDonald, A.L., P.M. Simpson and A.M. Whitfield, An Assessment of the
Reliability of the Indonesia Fertility Survey Data, WFS Scientific
Reports no 3, 1978.
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