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 Sénégalaise sur la Fécondité
Executive agency: Direction de la Statistique
Date of fieldwork: 1978
Universe: All women, 15-49
Coverage: National, 100%
Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + FOTCAF module
Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 193,032, self-weighting)
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.
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
Direction de la Statistique
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.
Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format
Ascii text file
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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