The Yemen Arab Republic Fertility Survey was carried out in the same areas as
the 1975 census, thus covering about 94 per cent of the total population. The
sampling frame was specially designed and made as much use as possible of
existing administrative divisions. All households in selected clusters were
interviewed. For the individual survey, clusters were divided into four
subclusters; interviews were attempted with all eligible women in all
households in one subcluster of each cluster. Female interviewers were used in
selected subclusters; elsewhere, male interviewers were used. The achieved
sample size for the individual survey is lower than expected because of
flooding which resulted in failure to contact about 700 households.
The household schedule covers household amenities (including toilet, water,
lighting and cooking facilities), mortality in the last 24 months and
orphanhood questions, education and fertility. Comparison of household and
individual survey data suggest appreciable omission of births from the former.
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:
Mr. Yahia El-Kaizal
Department of Statistics
Central Planning Organization
P.O. Box 175
Yemen Arab Republic
Public Use Files
Available files include the individual standard recode data and dictionary, and the supplemental survey data and dictionary, in the original WFS format.
The table below lists the file names and descriptions.
Standard ISSA dictionary for ISSA format data (ISSA program is required to use this file)
Binary file (requires ISSA program to use this file)
1. Central Planning Organization, Yemen Arab Republic Fertility Survey 1979,
2. Al-Tohamy, A-M. and I. Kalule-Sabiti, Evaluation of the Yemen Arab Republic
Fertility Survey 1979, WFS Scientific Reports no 76, 1985.
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