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 Tunisienne sur la Fécondité
Executive agency: Office National de la Famille et de la Population
Date of fieldwork: 1978
Universe: Ever-married women, 15-49
Coverage: National, 100%
Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + FOTCAF module
Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 33,149, self-weighting)
The sampling frame of the Tunisia Fertility Survey was grafted onto that of the
annual Survey of Employment. The household and individual interviews were
conducted on a single visit by the same interviewers.
The household survey is basic, except that education is ascertained for all
over 6 years of age and marital and occupational status for all over 15. A
detailed set of derived household composition variables have been added to the
Extra effort was made in the individual survey to check ages by asking to see
documentation where possible. Questioning on abortion was more detailed than
for any other WFS survey in Africa, covering both personal experience and
general views on abortion.
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:
M. Le Président Directeur Général
Office National de la Famille et de Population
42, Avenue de Madrid
Public Use Files
Available files include the individual standard recode data and dictionary, in the original WFS format. In addition, the individual standard recode dictionary data and 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. Office National du Planning Familial et de la Population, Enquête
Tunisienne sur la Fécondité 1978: Rapport Principal, Tunis, 1983.
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