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: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos
Date of fieldwork: 1979
Universe: All women, 15-49
Coverage: National, 94%
Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + most of the fertility regulation and family planning modules
Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 4030 households, self-weighting)
The sample was based on a multi-stage, stratified design. It omitted 6 per cent
of the population living in remote areas. Household and individual surveys were
conducted in a single field operation. Interviews, conducted by female
interviewers, were attempted with all women, 15-49, who had slept the previous
night in the selected households.
The questionnaire incorporates most of the fertility and family planning
modules. In addition there was a section on medical support during and after
the last childbirth, and questions on abstinence from sexual relations after
the last live birth, The questionnaire was in Spanish but a Guaran version was
The household schedule was standard. The file is not available at the DDB.
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:
Lic. Víctor Mora Martínez
Direccíon General de Estadística Y Censos
Casilla de Correos 1118
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. Dirección General de Estadística y Censos, Encuesta Nacional de
Fecundidad, Asunción, 1981.
2. Schoemaker, J.F., Evaluación de la Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad del
Paraguay de 1979, WFS Scientific Reports no 62, 1984.
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