Volume 61 - Number 3 - Fall 1995

O. The Production of Population Statistics

Studies concerned with the actual production of basic population data. Includes more than governmental publications.

O.1. Population Statistics, General Aspects

Studies on the collection of general demographic statistics and related problems such as studies on data processing.

61:30774 Bender, Rosemary. Impact of new population estimates on health and vital statistics. [Impact des nouvelles estimations de la population sur la statistique de la sante et de l'etat civil.] Health Reports/Rapports sur la Sante, Vol. 7, No. 1, Jul 1995. 7-18, 7-20 pp. Ottawa, Canada. In Eng; Fre.
Changes in the official population estimates for Canada introduced in 1993 are described, and their impact on health and vital statistics rates assessed. The author notes that rates decrease as the denominators are adjusted upward, and that analysts working with special subgroups of the population, such as young adult men, need to pay close attention to these changes.
Correspondence: R. Bender, Statistics Canada, Demography Division, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30775 Bryant, Barbara E.; Dunn, William. The census and privacy. American Demographics, Vol. 17, No. 5, May 1995. 48-54 pp. Ithaca, New York. In Eng.
The authors discuss "how Americans' anger and suspicion toward government could hurt the quality of federal statistics....Research shows rising public alarm over threats to privacy and confidentiality. These fears adversely affect people's perceptions of the Census Bureau....Without the help of strong privacy legislation in other arenas, their fears are likely to affect the accuracy and ultimate cost of the next census."
Correspondence: B. E. Bryant, University of Michigan, School of Business Administration, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-1234. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30776 Horm, John W.; Wright, Robert A. A new national source of health and mortality information in the United States. In: American Statistical Association, 1993 Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. [1993]. 256-61 pp. American Statistical Association: Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
The authors describe how the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) is being linked to the National Death Index (NDI) and how this will create a new resource for epidemiological research. "The NDI contains records for virtually 100 percent of persons who die in the United States....The linked NHIS-NDI file will contain, for persons aged 18 and over, vital status, cause of death, date of death, and the last date presumed alive if not matched to the NDI."
Correspondence: J. W. Horm, U.S. National Center for Health Statistics, 6525 Belcrest Road, Room 850, Hyattsville, MD 20782. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30777 Kearns, Robin; Reinken, Judith. Out for the count? Questions concerning the population of the Hokianga. New Zealand Population Review, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, May-Nov 1994. 19-30 pp. Wellington, New Zealand. In Eng.
"Recent developments in the organisation of health services in the Hokianga ward of the Far North District [New Zealand] have led to the compilation of a register of all patients in the area. Discrepancies between the numbers revealed by the Hokianga Health Enterprise Trust and the 1991 Census of Population and Dwellings are presented and discussed in this paper. We speculate that high mobility and an aversion to cooperating with state-sponsored activities, among other things, may underlie the discrepancies between the two counts. We conclude that greater community involvement in the census process may be a useful consideration for the future."
Correspondence: R. Kearns, University of Auckland, Department of Geography, Private Bag 92019, Auckland, New Zealand. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30778 Schmitt, Robert C.; Zane, Lynn Y. S. Military personnel and dependents in population analysis and projection. Applied Demography, Vol. 9, No. 3, Winter 1995. 3-5 pp. Washington, D.C. In Eng.
"Concentrations of [U.S.] armed forces and their dependents create some unusual (and little recognized) problems for applied demographers, both in analysis and projection....Their presence complicates both the collection and interpretation of data, and has special impact on the preparation of projections." The authors discuss possible ways of resolving these problems.
Correspondence: L. Y. S. Zane, Hawaii State Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism, Honolulu, HI. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30779 Vallin, Jacques. Glimpses from demographers on Africa and on the work of Michel Francois. [Clins d'oeil de demographes a l'Afrique et a'Michel Francois.] Documents et Manuels du CEPED, No. 2, ISBN 2-87762-074-3. May 1995. 244 pp. Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement [CEPED]: Paris, France. In Fre.
This is a collection of studies on various aspects of African demography prepared in honor of Michel Francois on the occasion of his retirement. The focus is on the collection of demographic data in general and the development of vital statistics systems in particular. The geographical focus is on French-speaking countries.
Correspondence: Centre Francais sur la Population et le Developpement, 15 rue de l'Ecole de Medecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30780 Wallace, Merryl; Charlton, John; Denham, Chris. The new OPCS area classifications. Population Trends, No. 79, Spring 1995. 15-30 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"This article introduces the OPCS area classifications based on the 1991 [U.K.] Census. It illustrates the methodology and results in terms of local authority districts. It follows earlier articles in Population Trends that described the production of similar classifications after the 1971 and 1981 Censuses. Each district in Great Britain is classified as both the centre of a small cluster of districts which correspond closely to it and as a member of a cluster within a division of all districts. The list of corresponding districts is set out in full. Information is also given on how to obtain further details of the classification."
Correspondence: M. Wallace, Office of Population Censuses and Surveys, Population Statistics Division, St. Catherine's House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.2. Registration of Vital Statistics

Studies of the organization and operation of vital statistics at local and national levels, of international comparability, and of special problems.

61:30781 International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh [ICDDR,B] (Dhaka, Bangladesh). Demographic Surveillance system--Matlab. Volume twenty three: registration of demographic events--1992. ICDDR,B Scientific Report, No. 75, ISBN 984-551-034-5. Mar 1995. vi, 87 pp. Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Eng.
"This report presents the vital registration data for events taking place in 1992 in Matlab, Bangladesh. These data were collected by the Demographic Surveillance System of the International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh." A special supplement is included analyzing trends in infant and child mortality by sex and cause of death from 1981 to 1992.
Correspondence: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, G.P.O. Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30782 Marconi, Elida. Use of vital statistics in maternal mortality prevention programs. [Uso de las estadisticas vitales en programas de prevencion de las muertes maternas.] Notas de Poblacion, Vol. 22, No. 60, Dec 1994. 229-54 pp. Santiago, Chile. In Spa. with sum. in Eng.
"In the first part of the article the vital statistics system of the Republic of Argentina is presented, highlighting its characteristics as a data source, the integrity of its death records, the quality of the medical certification as to the cause of death by means of indirect indicators and the under registration of maternal causes. In the second part, the results of a research on maternal mortality carried out in the Federal Capital from 1987 to 1989, which was later extended to other jurisdictions of the country (Cordoba, Tucuman and Corrientes), is synthesized....The principal objectives were...to know the real structure of maternal mortality in the Federal Capital and to identify the factors associated with it, in order to orient the activity of the health services and reduce these deaths."
Correspondence: E. Marconi, Ministerio de Salud Publica, Direccion de Estadisticas de Salud, Buenos Aires, Argentina. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30783 Wegman, Myron E. Annual summary of vital statistics--1993. Pediatrics, Vol. 94, No. 6, Dec 1994. 792-803 pp. Elk Grove Village, Illinois. In Eng.
The author summarizes vital statistics for the United States in 1993. Data are provided on births, natural increase, marriages and divorces, deaths, and infant mortality. Some international comparisons are included. "A new low in the infant mortality rate was reached again in 1993, at 828.8 deaths per 100,000 live births, a decline of 2% from 848.7 in 1992. Births, marriages, and divorces were all lower, both in number and rate. Deaths and the death rate, however, both increased and, more significantly, the age-adjusted death rate increased. A likely explanation is the occurrence of influenza epidemics in early and late 1993."
For a previous summary for 1992, see 60:30775.
Correspondence: M. E. Wegman, University of Michigan, School of Public Health, 109 South Observatory Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-2029. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.3. Population Censuses and Registers

Studies of the organization and operation of population censuses and registers at local and national levels, of international comparability, and of special problems.

61:30784 Champion, Tony; Rees, Philip. Research on the 1991 census. School of Geography Working Paper, No. 93/21, Oct 1993. iii, 58 pp. University of Leeds, School of Geography: Leeds, England. In Eng.
This is a report on a conference on the 1991 census of the United Kingdom, held at the University of Newcastle upon Tyne, England, September 13-15, 1993. It includes reports on the various conference sessions held, abstracts of the papers presented, and addresses of conference participants.
Correspondence: University of Leeds, School of Geography, Leeds LS2 9JT, England. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30785 Congressional Information Service [CIS] (Bethesda, Maryland). Guide to 1990 U.S. decennial census publications. Detailed abstracts and indexes derived from the American Statistics Index: publications issued through 1993. ISBN 0-88692-303-4. 1994. xiii, 175 pp. Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
"To improve access to [the] wealth of census material, Congressional Information Service, Inc. (CIS) is issuing this Guide to 1990 U.S. Decennial Census Publications, containing abstracts and indexing for all 1990 Decennial Census publications issued from 1990 through 1993 as well as key background reports on census planning, potential undercounts, and other methodological issues."
For a previous guide, to publications issued up to 1992, see 59:30702.
Correspondence: Congressional Information Service, 4520 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30786 Dekker, Arij L. Computer methods in population census data processing. International Statistical Review/Revue Internationale de Statistique, Vol. 62, No. 1, Apr 1994. 55-70 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"The paper summarises the findings of an international survey of census processing methods used in the 1990 round. Extensive use is made of computers, although the technologies involved vary considerably from country to country. There is more extensive discussion of the use made of computer-assisted and automatic coding, non-keyboard data entry methods and the establishment of population databases." The geographical scope is worldwide.
Correspondence: A. L. Dekker, 2995 BW Heerjansdam, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:30787 Mauritius. Central Statistical Office (Port Louis, Mauritius). 1990 housing and population census of Mauritius. Analysis report. Volume 1--census methodology. Apr 1994. [55] pp. Port Louis, Mauritius. In Eng.
This report describes the methodology employed in the 1990 census of Mauritius.
Correspondence: Central Statistical Office, Ministry of Economic Planning and Development, Toorawa Centre, Corner Sir S. Ramgoolam and Jummah Mosques Streets, Port Louis, Mauritius. Location: Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL.

61:30788 Perkins, R. Colby. Evaluating the Passel-Word Spanish surname list. In: American Statistical Association, 1993 Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. [1993]. 65-70 pp. American Statistical Association: Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
"This report evaluates the performance of the Passel-Word Spanish surname list in determining the Hispanic origin of respondents found in a sample of the 1990 [U.S.] Decennial Census Post Enumeration Survey data."
Correspondence: R. C. Perkins, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Suitland Federal Center, Room 2351, FOB 3, Suitland, MD 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30789 Young, Jim. The quality of family and household coding in the 1991 Census of Population and Dwellings. New Zealand Population Review, Vol. 20, No. 1-2, May-Nov 1994. 1-18 pp. Wellington, New Zealand. In Eng.
"In the 1991 census of population and dwellings, Statistics New Zealand used computer programmes to assign family and household composition codes. Family codes describe each individual's place in a family. Household composition codes describe the number and characteristics of the families in each dwelling. The quality of these codes was measured in a study in which codes assigned by clerical staff were compared to the codes assigned by computer. In the next census, Statistics New Zealand can best improve the quality of family and household composition codes by identifying dwellings with imperfect data and giving these dwellings to specialist staff to code."
Correspondence: J. Young, Statistics New Zealand, Private Bag 4741, Christchurch, New Zealand. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

O.4. Surveys

Studies of periodic or special surveys relevant to population studies, excluding KAP (knowledge, attitudes, and practice of family planning) studies, which are coded under F.4.4. Attitudes Toward Fertility and Fertility Control .

61:30790 Bhati, J. P.; Sharma, L. R.; Prakasam, C. P.; Arnold, Fred; Ramesh, B. M. National Family Health Survey (MCH and Family Planning), Himachal Pradesh, 1992. May 1995. xxv, 286 pp. Himachal Pradesh University, Department of Economics, Population Research Centre: Shimla, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is a report on one in a series of state-level surveys carried out in India as part of the National Family Health Survey of 1992. The Himachal Pradesh survey included a representative sample of 2,962 ever-married women ages 13-49 from 3,119 households, as well as 1,560 of their children born during the four years prior to the survey. In addition to chapters on survey methodology, the report contains chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, and village profiles.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30791 Fricke, Werner; Malchau, Gilbert. The population census of Nigeria, 1991--geographic aspects of a political poker game. [Die Volkszahlung in Nigeria 1991--geographische Aspekte eines politischen Pokers.] Zeitschrift fur Wirtschaftsgeographie, Vol. 38, No. 3, 1994. 163-78 pp. Frankfurt am Main, Germany. In Ger.
This article focuses on the discrepancy between population estimates for Nigeria and the results of the 1991 census. They note that the census figure of 88.5 million inhabitants was 30 million less than expected. Geographic aspects of the discrepancy and possibilities for evaluating the census are discussed.
Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

61:30792 Gandotra, M. M.; Das, N. P.; Mukherji, Shekhar; Kanitkar, Tara; Govindasamy, Pavalavalli. National Family Health Survey (MCH and Family Planning): Gujarat, 1993. Mar 1995. xxviii, 308 pp. M. S. University of Baroda, Population Research Centre: Vadodara, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
"This is one in a series of state-level reports presenting results from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns Gujarat, and involves a representative sample of 3,832 ever-married women age 13-49 from 3,875 households, and 1,477 of their children born in the four years preceding the survey. The results are presented separately for rural and urban areas, as well as for the whole state. Following chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, village profiles, and knowledge of AIDS.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30793 Hemnani, P. K.; Hiraram; Pandey, Arvind; Kumar, Sushil; Retherford, Robert D.; Ramesh, B. M. National Family Health Survey (MCH and Family Planning): Madhya Pradesh, 1992. Apr 1995. xxvi, 308 pp. Directorate of Economics and Statistics, Population Research Centre: Bhopal, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports presenting results from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns Madhya Pradesh, and involves a representative sample of 6,254 ever-married women aged 13-49 from 5,857 households, and 3,735 of their children born in the four years preceding the survey. The results are presented for the whole state, and separately for urban and rural areas and areas designated as high-fertility, underdeveloped districts. Following chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition and village profiles.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30794 Hota, Bipin B.; Rath, Basantilata; Guruswamy, M.; Mason, Karen O.; Ramesh, B. M. National Family Health Survey (MCH and Family Planning): Orissa, 1993. Mar 1995. xxvi, 292 pp. Utkal University, Population Research Centre: Bhubaneswar, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports presenting results from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report presents results from Orissa, involving a representative sample of 4,257 ever-married women age 13-49 from 4,602 households, and 2,262 of their children born in the four years preceding the survey. The results are presented separately for rural and urban areas as well as for the state as a whole. Following introductory chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, and village profiles.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30795 Kish, Leslie. Multipopulation survey designs: five types with seven shared aspects. International Statistical Review/Revue Internationale de Statistique, Vol. 62, No. 2, Aug 1994. 167-86 pp. Voorburg, Netherlands. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"Five types of multipopulation surveys are defined and described: periodic surveys; multidomain designs; multinational survey designs; cumulated and combined samples; and controlled observations or quasi- experimental designs. I emphasize the deliberate designs of these surveys, not the mere post hoc or ad hoc utilization of survey results. Most importantly, I emphasize a sharp distinction between seven listed aspects. Similarity and standardization of the survey aspects (definitions, methods, measurements) are essential to avoid biases in comparisons, though admittedly difficult. In contrast, flexibility in sampling designs and sizes, to reduce variances, is permissible, also desirable to reduce variances and costs."
Correspondence: L. Kish, University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Ann Arbor, MI 48106-1248. Location: Princeton University Library (PF).

61:30796 Pahl, Katharina. Family formation and the desire for children in Germany: design and structure of the German FFS. [Familienbildung und Kinderwunsch in Deutschland: Design und Struktur des deutschen FFS.] Materialien zur Bevolkerungswissenschaft, No. 82a, 1995. 10, [102], 17, 72 pp. Bundesinstitut fur Bevolkerungsforschung: Wiesbaden, Germany. In Ger.
This is the first in a series of publications dealing with the Survey of Family Formation and the Desire for Children in Germany. The survey, which included a sample of over 10,000 persons, was conducted in 1992 as part of the Fertility and Family Survey (FFS) project being carried out in the European Community. The present publication describes the concepts and implementation of the survey. Appendixes contain the survey questionnaires.
Correspondence: Bundesinstitut fur Bevolkerungsforschung, Gustav-Stresemann-Ring 6, Postfach 5528, 6200 Wiesbaden, Germany. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30797 Population Council (New York, New York). Sudan 1992/93: results from the PAPCHILD survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 26, No. 2, Mar-Apr 1995. 116-20 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Summary statistics are presented from the Sudan Maternal and Child Health Survey, which "was conducted...within the framework of the Pan Arab Project for Child Development (PAPCHILD), League of Arab States....Complete interviews were collected from 5,320 households, 4,528 ever-married women aged 15-49 (4,869 including women aged 15-54), and 4,585 children under the age of five." Tabular data are provided on population characteristics; fertility; fertility preferences; contraception and contraceptive use; marital and contraceptive status; postpartum variables; infant mortality; and disease prevention and treatment.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30798 Population Council (New York, New York). Turkey 1993: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 26, No. 3, May-Jun 1995. 180-4 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
Summary statistics are presented from the 1993 Turkey Demographic and Health Survey. "Data...were collected from 8,619 households and complete interviews were carried out among 6,519 ever-married women of reproductive age." Tabular data are included on population characteristics; fertility; fertility preferences; contraceptive use; contraception; marital and contraceptive status; postpartum variables; infant mortality; and disease, prevention, and treatment.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30799 Ramachandrudu, G.; Rao, M. L.; Rao, G. Rama; Ramesh, B. M.; Kumar, Sushil; Sommerfelt, A. Elisabeth. National Family Health Survey (MCH and Family Planning), Andhra Pradesh, 1992. May 1995. xxvi, 288 pp. Andhra University, Population Research Centre: Visakhapatnam, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is a report on one in a series of state-level surveys carried out in India as part of the National Family Health Survey of 1992. The Andhra Pradesh survey included 4,276 ever-married women ages 13-49 from 4,208 households, and 1,868 of their children born during the four years prior to the survey. The results are presented separately for urban and rural areas. Following chapters on survey design and methodology, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, and village profiles.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

61:30800 Thailand. National Statistical Office (Bangkok, Thailand). Report of the Children and Youth Survey 1992. ISBN 974-8095-31-2. [1994?]. [ix], 137 pp. Bangkok, Thailand. In Tha.
Data are presented from a 1992 survey on children and youth in Thailand. There is no English abstract, but the tables have headings in English as well as Thai. The data concern the population age 3-24 with regard to literacy, educational status, employment, and recreation, and are presented by sex, area, and region.
Correspondence: National Statistical Office, Larn Luang Road, Bangkok 10100, Thailand. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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