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World Fertility Survey

WFS Data

Paraguay, 1979 (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: Encuesta Nacional de Fecundidad
  • Executive agency: Dirección General de Estadística y Censos
  • Date of fieldwork: 1979
  • Universe: All women, 15-49
  • Coverage: National, 94%
  • Size: 4622
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + most of the fertility regulation and family planning modules
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 4030 households, self-weighting)

Additional Information

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 available.

The household schedule was standard. The file is not available at the DDB.

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:

  Lic. Víctor Mora Martínez
Direccíon General de Estadística Y Censos
Casilla de Correos 1118
Humaití 463
Asuncion
Paraguay

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
pyread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
pysr03.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
pysr03.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
pyss01.dat Supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
pyss01.dct Codebook for supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
pyreadh.me Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
pysr03h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
pysr03h.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)
pysr03h.map Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file

Key References

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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