Volume 53 - Number 2 - Summer 1987

T. Machine-Readable Data Files (MRDF)

References to data of demographic interest that are stored in machine-readable form. All MRDFs coded under this heading are cross-referenced to specific subject categories as appropriate. Articles concerned with the availability of MRDFs are also included.

53:20823 Bolivia. Consultora Boliviana de Reproduccion Humana (La Paz, Bolivia). Survey of Prevalence of Medical Care [MRDF]. [Encuesta de Prevalencia de Medicamentos.] Apr 1986. Westinghouse Institute for Resource Development [producer and distributor]: Columbia, Maryland. In Spa.
This file contains 5,069 records (with a record length of 278 characters) and has an accompanying hard-copy questionnaire and codebook. It provides individual raw data collected in the 1983 Bolivian Contraceptive Prevalence Survey core questionnaire as well as additional health data for ever-married women aged 15-49. The core questionnaire gathered information on age, education, employment, fertility, fertility regulation, contraceptive availability, and marital status. "Extensive health data were collected for the last born child (if still alive and aged less than 5 years); type of medical facility visited in first year;...vaccinations; experience of seven illnesses (infection of navel, diarrhoea, whooping cough, pneumonia, worms, polio, measles) and how each was treated. For the respondent, numbers of children alive and deceased are recorded and questions are asked about type of social security and insurance possessed."
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20824 Botswana. Ministry of Health (Gaborone, Botswana). Botswana Family Health Survey [MRDF]. Nov 1986. Westinghouse Institute for Resource Development [producer and distributor]: Columbia, Maryland. In Eng.
This file contains 29,802 records (with a record length of 80 characters) and has an accompanying hard-copy questionnaire. It provides individual raw data collected in the core questionnaire used in the 1984 contraceptive prevalence survey in Botswana as well as additional health data for all women aged 15-49. The core questionnaire gathered information on age, education, employment, fertility, fertility regulation, contraceptive availability, and marital status. "In addition to standard CPS items, the following details were collected about the last birth: length of breastfeeding; frequency of suckling in last 24 hours; whether menstruation or sexual intercourse had been resumed; whether pre-natal care was given; place of delivery; medical attendance at delivery; whether a post-natal check was given."
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20825 Brunborg, Helge; Kravdal, Oystein. File of Mothers [MRDF]. [Modrefilen.] [1986?]. Central Bureau of Statistics [producer and distributor]: Oslo, Norway. In Nor.
This file contains 1.5 million logical records (with a variable record length of 30 to 700 characters) and has accompanying documentation describing the file structure and quality of the file. "The file comprises all Norwegian women born 1920-1970, and contains individual birth histories updated to 1984. Another file, called the Woman File, also contains marital histories and information from the population censuses of 1960, 1970, and 1980."
Information concerning access to the files may be obtained from the authors at: Central Bureau of Statistics, P.B. 8131 Dep, 0033 Oslo 1, Norway.
For a related citation, published in 1986, see elsewhere in this issue.
Source: Authors' correspondence.

53:20826 China. State Statistical Bureau (Beijing, China). China--Hebei: In-Depth Fertility Survey (Phase 1) [MRDF]. Sep-Nov 1986. State Statistical Bureau [producer]: Beijing, China; International Statistical Institute [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
These five files are from a 1985 survey conducted in Hebei province in northern China by the State Statistical Bureau of China in collaboration with the International Statistical Institute (ISI). The individual raw data file has 62,147 records (with a record length of 80 characters) and has an accompanying questionnaire and codebook; the recoded data file has 5,080 records (with a record length of 1,190 characters) and comes with documentation; the household members file contains 28,321 records (with a record length of 323 characters) and has a hard-copy questionnaire and codebook; the community data file contains 720 records (with a record length of 128 characters) and comes with a questionnaire and codebook; and the events data file has 20,738 records (with a record length of 525 characters). The files contain "complete pregnancy, marriage and contraceptive histories [as well as] socio-economic background and attitudinal data." Access to these files requires the specific permission of the originating country.
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20827 China. State Statistical Bureau (Beijing, China). China--Shaanxi: In-/Depth Fertility Survey (Phase 1) [MRDF]. Sep-Nov 1986. State Statistical Bureau [producer]: Beijing, China; International Statistical Institute [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
These five files contain data collected in a survey conducted in Shaanxi, China, in 1985. The individual raw data file contains 51,455 records (with a record length of 80 characters); the recoded data file has 4,084 records (with a record length of 1,190 characters); the household members file contains 24,205 records (with a record length of 323 characters); the community data file has 516 records (with a record length of 128 characters); and the events data file has 18,006 records (with a record length of 525 characters). The first four files have accompanying documentation, codebooks, and questionnaires. "The household schedule collected demographic characteristics (age, sex, residence, marital status) of each member, together with a few economic and other characteristics of the household. The individual questionnaire contains a complete pregnancy history, with birth weight, length of full and partial breastfeeding, and length of post-partum amenorrhoea for each live birth. Additional health data were elicited for the last live birth and pregnancy. A complete history of contraceptive use was collected, including reason for stopping the last method used in each pregnancy interval. Attitudes towards marriage, family size and the one-child certificate were asked....The [community] questionnaire contains 23 questions on conditions of production, income, public facilities, transportation, education, health care and family planning services." Access to these files requires the specific permission of the originating country.
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20828 China. State Statistical Bureau (Beijing, China). China--Shanghai: In-Depth Fertility Survey (Phase 1) [MRDF]. Sep-Nov 1986. State Statistical Bureau [producer]: Beijing, China; International Statistical Institute [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
These five files contain data collected in a survey conducted in Shanghai, China, in 1985. The individual raw data file contains 49,721 records (with a record length of 80 characters); the recoded data file has 4,143 records (with a record length of 1,190 characters); the household members file contains 21,558 records (with a record length of 323 characters); the community data file has 192 records (with a record length of 128 characters); and the events data file has 15,176 records (with a record length of 525 characters). The first four files have accompanying questionnaires and codebooks. The files contain "complete pregnancy, marriage and contraceptive histories [as well as] socio-economic background and attitudinal data....A recode file...contains matched data from the household and community surveys. In addition, a special event file, containing data on pregnancy intervals and contraceptive use episodes, has been constructed to facilitate the retrospective event history analysis." Access to these files requires the specific permission of the originating country.
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20829 Hong Kong. Census and Statistics Department (Hong Kong). Hong Kong By-Census [MRDF]. Mar 1986. Census and Statistics Department [producer]: Hong Kong; International Statistical Institute [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
This file contains 59,984 records (with a record length of 120 characters) and has an accompanying coding manual. It contains fertility data for 59,984 ever-married women aged 15-49 who were interviewed in the 1976 Hong Kong By-Census. "In addition to the maternity history it contains for each woman the following: type of place of residence, month and year of birth, number of children ever born, marital status, year of first marriage, educational attainment, activity status, occupation, work place, husband's education and occupation."
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20830 Indonesia. Biro Pusat Statistik (Jakarta, Indonesia). Intercensal Population Survey Phase II (SUPAS II) [MRDF]. Aug 1986. Biro Pusat Statistik [producer]: Jakarta, Indonesia; International Statistical Institute [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
This file contains 340,176 records (with a record length of 160 characters) and has an accompanying codebook. The file contains data for 281,159 individuals in Indonesia who were interviewed in a 1976 national survey of households. "For all (adult) household members, the following details are recorded: age, sex, religion, education, orphanhood, birthplace, residence five years ago and reason for migration, details of economic activity in last week, usual occupation, monthly income and work status in last year. Ever-married women were asked: number of marriages, date (age) of first marriage, children ever born and dead, date and survival of last birth. Additional questions were asked for currently married women aged 50 years or less concerning desire for more children, method-specific knowledge, ever-use and current use of contraception."
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20831 Kenya. Central Bureau of Statistics (Nairobi, Kenya). Kenya Contraceptive Prevalence Survey [MRDF]. Nov 1986. Central Bureau of Statistics [producer]: Nairobi, Kenya; International Statistical Institute [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng.
This file contains 26,448 records (with a record length of 80 characters) and has an accompanying hard-copy questionnaire and codebook. The file provides data from the 1984 Kenya Contraceptive Prevalence Survey, in which 6,581 women aged 15-49 were questioned concerning fertility, fertility regulation, contraceptive availability, and marital status. Information concerning "last live birth, length of breastfeeding, amenorrhoea and abstinence is ascertained, as well as receipt of pre-natal care and place of delivery. Currently married women were asked about the number of co-wives." Access to this file requires specific permission from the originating country.
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20832 Peru. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica (Lima, Peru). First National Contraceptive Prevalence Survey [MRDF]. [Primera Encuesta Nacional de Prevalencia de Anticonceptivos.] Apr 1986. Instituto Nacional de Estadistica [producer]: Lima, Peru; International Statistical Institute [distributor]: Voorburg, Netherlands. In Spa.
This file contains 6,437 records (with a record length of 373 characters) and has an accompanying questionnaire and codebook. It provides data for 6,437 women aged 15-49 who were interviewed in the 1981 Peru Contraceptive Prevalence Survey. In addition to the core data concerning fertility, family planning, and marital status, information concerning health care and mortality is included. "For the last pregnancy (whether terminated in a live birth or not), the number of ante-natal visits and type of health facility visited were ascertained. For last born children whose birth occurred within the previous three years, registration of birth, survival status and age at death, cause of death and whether medical attention was received were asked. The total numbers of dead sons and daughters were recorded."
Source: International Statistical Institute [ISI], Dynamic Data Base, Catalogue of Survey Data Files, Jan 1987.

53:20833 United Nations. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs. Population Division (New York, New York). Urbanization Estimates and Projections: Revised as of 1984-1985 [MRDF]. 1985. U.N. Department of International Economic and Social Affairs, Population Division [producer and distributor]: New York, New York. In Eng.
This tape contains two files: the first file has 1,895 logical records (with a logical record length of 232 characters), and the second file has 376 logical records (with a record length of 232 characters). "It includes the estimates and projections of the aggregate urban and rural populations for all countries and areas of the world and of the individual urban agglomerations [that have] two million or more population in 1985....For urban and rural population the estimates and projections cover a 75 year span from 1950 to 2025, while the coverage is a 50 year span from 1950 to 2000 for urban agglomeration."
Source: Publisher's announcement.

53:20834 United States. National Bureau of Standards [NBS] (Washington, D.C.). Codes for Named Populated Places, Primary County Divisions, and Other Locational Entities of the United States (9th Update) [MRDF]. Pub. Order No. PB87-142436. 1987. U.S. National Bureau of Standards [NBS] [producer]: Washington, D.C.; U.S. National Technical Information Service [NTIS] [distributor]: Springfield, VA. In Eng.
"This ninth update of the Federal Information Processing Standard (FIPS) 55 data file provides a two-character State code and five-character numeric place code to uniquely identify each populated place, primary county division, and other locational entity within the areas of the United States. The file contains over 190,000 individual entries....Each entity is identified by the county(ies) and metropolitan statistical area in which it is located. Incorporated places, CDP's [census designated places], and Indian and Alaskan native areas are cross referenced to U.S. Bureau of the Census files."
Source: U.S. National Technical Information Service, NTIS Trade Announcement, No. TA/278, Mar 1987.


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