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World Fertility Survey

WFS Data

Tunisia, 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 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%
  • Size: 4123
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + FOTCAF module
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 33,149, self-weighting)

Additional Information

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 file.

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.

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:

  M. Le Président Directeur Général
Office National de la Famille et de Population
42, Avenue de Madrid
Tunis
Tunesie

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.

File Description File Type
tnhm04.dat Household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
tnhm04.dct Codebook for household member data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
tnread.me Conditions of release for the original WFS format data Ascii text file
tnsr03.dat Individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
tnsr03.dct Codebook for individual standard recode data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
tnss03.dat Supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
tnss03.dct Codebook for supplemental survey data. Original WFS format Ascii text file
tnreadh.me Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
tnsr03h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
tnsr03h.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)
tnsr03h.map Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file

Key Reference

1. Office National du Planning Familial et de la Population, Enquête Tunisienne sur la Fécondité 1978: Rapport Principal, Tunis, 1983.


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