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World Fertility Survey

WFS Data

Senegal, 1978 (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 Sénégalaise sur la Fécondité
  • Executive agency: Direction de la Statistique
  • Date of fieldwork: 1978
  • Universe: All women, 15-49
  • Coverage: National, 100%
  • Size: 3985
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + FOTCAF module
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 193,032, self-weighting)

Additional Information

This survey was performed as the first phase of the three-phase National Demographic Survey. The household survey comprised a complete enumeration of each selected area and was conducted by a predominantly male field force. Information on internal migration, marriage and ethnicity was collected but there were no items on fertility or mortality. 1-in-9 of the women aged 15-49 identified in the household enumeration was selected for the individual survey, which was conducted at the same time by a separate female field force. The questionnaire was translated into four main local languages.

The WFS FOTCAF module was used but questions on post-partum abstinence were omitted. Current marriages were classified into monogamous and polygynous unions, and the rank of the wife established. A complete history of non-live births is 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:

  Madame Awa Thiongane
Directrice
Direction de la Statistique
B.P. 116
Dakar
Sénégal

Public Use Files

Available files include the household members data and dictionary, and the individual standard recode data and dictionary, and the supplemental survey 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
snhm02.dat Household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
snhm02.dct Codebook for household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
snread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
snsr04.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
snsr04.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
snss01.dat Supplimental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
snss01.dct Codebook for supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
snreadh.me Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
snsr04h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
snsr04h.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)
snsr04h.map Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file

Key References

1. Ministère de l'Economie et des Finances, Enquête Seregalaise sur la Fécondité 1978: Rapport National d'Analyse, Dakar, 1981.

2. Gueye, L., Enquête Sénégalaise sur la Fécondité: Rapport d'évaluation, WFS Scientific Reports no 49, 1984.

3. Charbit, Y., L. Gueye and S. Ndiaye (eds), Nuptialité et Fécondité au Sénégal, Presses Universitaires de France, Travaux et Documents, Cahier no 112, 1985.


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