WFS Data
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World Fertility Survey

WFS Data

Rwanda, 1983 (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: Rwanda Enquête sur la Fécondité
  • Executive agency: Office National de la Population (ONAPO)
  • Date of fieldwork: 1983
  • Universe: All women, 15-50
  • Coverage: National
  • Size: 5738
  • Weights: Weighted
  • Contents: WFS Core Mark 1 + FOTCAF module
  • Supplementary surveys: None

Additional Information

The National Fertility Survey was conducted by the National Population Office (ONAPO) between August and November 1983.

The Survey was designed to describe the levels, trends and determinants of human fertility in the country and to provide other important demographic information.

The questionnaires are modelled after the WFS questionnaires and consist of a household schedule, a detailed individual questionnaire for all women aged 15 to 50 and a questionnaire for a sub-sample of the husbands of interviewed women.

The sample consists of 100 sampling units (districts) and was designed to produce an average of 60 households per sampling unit with an average of one eligible woman per household.

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:

  Mme G. Habimana Nyirasafari
La Directrice de l'Office National de la Population (ONAPO)
B.P. 914
République Rwandaise

Public Use Files

Available files include the individual standard recode data and dictionary dictionary in ISSA format. The table below lists the file names and descriptions.

File Description File Type Conditions of release for the ISSA format data Ascii text file
rwsr02h.dat Individual standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file
rwsr02h.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) Codebook file for the standard recode data. ISSA format Ascii text file

Key References

1. Office National de la Population (ONAPO), Enquête Nationale sur la Fécondité, Volume 1 - Analyse des résultats, Kigali, 1984.

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