Volume 62 - Number 1 - Spring 1996

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.

62:10758 Laine, Heli. Population data on Finland, 1900-1994. Yearbook of Population Research in Finland, Vol. 32, 1994-1995. 144-53 pp. Helsinki, Finland. In Eng.
Tabular data for Finland are provided on population size, age structure, age-specific fertility rate, live births, maternal age, abortion, marriage, divorce, consensual union, family type and number of children, mortality, life expectancy, international and internal migration, economically active population by industry, and women in the labor force.
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.

62:10759 Bah, Sulaiman. The evaluation of the completeness of death registration in the presence of high net out-migration: the case example of Mauritius. IIVRS Technical Paper, No. 61, Aug 1995. 8 pp. International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics [IIVRS]: Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
The impact of high levels of out-migration on estimates of the completeness of death reporting is examined using the example of Mauritius; such estimates are generally calculated using indirect estimation techniques that assume a closed population.
Correspondence: International Institute for Vital Registration and Statistics, 9650 Rockville Pike, Bethesda, MD 20814-3998. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10760 Emery, George. Facts of life: the social construction of vital statistics, Ontario 1869-1952. ISBN 0-7735-1111-3. 1993. xv, 243 pp. McGill-Queen's University Press: Montreal, Canada. In Eng.
This study examines the social construction of the vital statistics system in the Canadian province of Ontario. In particular, it focuses on the social and cultural conditions that influence which kinds of data have been collected and how. The author examines "statutes, regulations, the content of registration forms, definitions of critical terms, and the like as an integral part of the social construction, not as technical background material....By showing the pertinence of details such as the content of the registration forms or contemporary definitions for life at birth, it is unique in the literature on civil registration. As a way of developing the theme of social construction, the book provides empirical illustrations of how incomplete registration and aspects of definition influence the data....As discussion of Ontario-Quebec differences in infant death statistics shows, the form of the problems encountered varies from place to place, but the problems are constant."
Correspondence: McGill-Queen's University Press, 849 Rue Sherbrooke Ouest, Montreal, Quebec H3A 2T5, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

62:10761 Gourbin, C.; Masuy-Stroobant, G. Registration of vital data: are live births and stillbirths comparable all over Europe? Bulletin of the World Health Organization/Bulletin de l'Organisation Mondiale de la Sante, Vol. 73, No. 4, 1995. 449-60 pp. Geneva, Switzerland. In Eng. with sum. in Fre.
"In this article we examine the legal and administrative definitions of vital events (live births and stillbirths) in the 27 European countries that participated in an in-depth survey conducted in 1991 by the Institute of Demography, University of Louvain, Belgium. The impact of the various definitions in use on the comparability of vital event data over time and in different countries is illustrated by discussing some of the anomalies exhibited by published data (e.g., age at death in different European countries and the trends in infant mortality or stillbirth rate in selected countries). Analysed is the potential for vital registration systems to produce standardized perinatal mortality data that satisfy WHO recommendations for international comparisons, taking into account the contents of the vital registration forms and the data processing (record linkage) methods used in different countries."
Correspondence: G. Masuy-Stroobant, Universite Catholique de Louvain, Institut de Demographie, 1 place Montesquieu, B.P. 17, 1348 Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgium. 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.

62:10762 Casimiro, Fernando S. The 1991 census--its methodological and organizational structure. [Censos 91--sua estrutura metodologica e organizativa.] Estudos Demograficos, No. 30, May 1991. 53-63 pp. Lisbon, Portugal. In Por.
The organization and methods used to carry out the 1991 census of Portugal are described.
Correspondence: F. S. Casimiro, Instituto Nacional de Estatistica, Departamento de Estatisticas Demograficas e Sociais, Avenida Antonio Jose de Almeida 5, 1078 Lisbon Codex, Portugal. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10763 Congressional Information Service (Bethesda, Maryland). Guide to 1990 U.S. decennial census publications. Detailed abstracts and indexes derived from the American Statistics Index. Publications issued through March 1995. ISBN 0-88692-335-2. 1995. xiii, 231 pp. Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
This guide to publications derived from the 1990 U.S. census replaces all previous guides issued by the same organization. It contains abstracts and indexes to all census publications and CD-ROM releases. It also covers key background reports on census planning, potential undercounts, and other methodological issues.
Correspondence: Congressional Information Service, 4520 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10764 Cresce, Arthur R.; Lapham, Susan J.; Rolark, Stanley J. Preliminary evaluation of data from the race and ethnic origin questions in the 1990 census. In: American Statistical Association, 1992 Proceedings of the Social Statistics Section. [1992]. 69-78 pp. American Statistical Association [ASA]: Alexandria, Virginia. In Eng.
"The purpose of this paper is to provide a preliminary evaluation of the race, Hispanic origin, and ancestry questions used in the 1990 [U.S.] Census of Population." The focus is on the strengths and weaknesses of the data, and on how improvements can be made in the next census.
Correspondence: A. R. Cresce, U.S. Bureau of the Census, Washington, D.C. 20233. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10765 Hoeffel, John. Shrinking the census. American Demographics, Vol. 17, No. 10, Oct 1995. 32-7 pp. Ithaca, New York. In Eng.
The author discusses legislative attempts to reduce the size and cost of the 2000 U.S. census. Differences of opinion between Congress and the Bureau of the Census regarding the scope and impact of the census are considered.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10766 India. Office of the Registrar General (New Delhi, India). Census of India 1991. Series--1: India. Report on post enumeration check, Paper 1 of 1994. 1994. v, 90 pp. New Delhi, India. In Eng.
"The main objective of the 1991 Post Enumeration Check was to quantify the level of omission and duplication in the [1991] census [of India] enumeration and to assess the errors in responses to certain selected questions asked in the census. This report presents a description of the Post Enumeration Check conducted after the 1991 census with a detailed anlaysis of the results."
Correspondence: Office of the Registrar General, Ministry of Home Affairs, 2/A Mansingh Road, New Delhi 110 011, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10767 Malawi. National Statistical Office (Zomba, Malawi). Malawi population and housing census, 1987. Volume VI, methodological report. Jun 1994. [18] pp. Zomba, Malawi. In Eng.
This report describes the methodology used in the 1987 census of Malawi.
Correspondence: National Statistical Office, P.O. Box 333, Zomba, Malawi. Location: Northwestern University Library, Evanston, IL. Source: APLIC Census Network List, No. 158, Aug 1995.

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 .

62:10768 Advani, Mohan; Nagda, B. L.; Gupta, Kamla; Nangia, Parveen; Roy, T. K.; Govindasamy, Pavalavalli. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning), Rajasthan, 1992-93. Jun 1995. 298 pp. Mohanlal Sukhadia University, Population Research Centre: Udaipur, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns the state of Rajasthan, and involves a representative sample of 5,211 ever-married women aged 13-49 from 5,014 households; also included are 2,919 of their children who were born during the four years preceding the survey. The results are given separately for rural and urban areas as well as for the state as a whole. Following chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, and infant and child nutrition.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10769 Becker, Stan; Feyisetan, Kale; Makinwa-Adebusoye, Paulina. The effect of the sex of interviewers on the quality of data in a Nigerian family planning questionnaire. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 26, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1995. 233-40 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"Traditionally, female interviewers have been preferred to men for conducting fertility and family planning surveys. However, in West Africa, evidence for their superiority over male interviewers is mixed. In Nigeria, as part of a four-state pretest of the national family planning questionnaire, an experimental design was incorporated to quantify effects of the sex of the interviewer. In one state, reinterviews were also performed to measure the reliability of responses. In the conservative northern state of Kano, the use of male interviewers was problematic. However, in the other three states, only weak evidence was found to mitigate against the use of male interviewers. In fact, in two states, the proportion of respondents reporting knowledge of several contraceptive methods was significantly higher when male interviewers conducted the survey. Respondents' reports of contraceptive use were very unreliable for interviewers of both sexes."
Correspondence: S. Becker, Johns Hopkins University, School of Hygiene and Public Health, Department of Population Dynamics, 615 North Wolfe Street, Baltimore, MD 21205-2179. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10770 Choudhury, Durga C.; Goswami, Bipin C.; Parasuraman, Sulabha; Ramesh, B. M.; Pandey, Arvind. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning), Assam, 1992-93. Jun 1995. xxvi, 298 pp. Gauhati University, Population Research Centre: Guwahati, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns the state of Assam, and involves a representative sample of 3,006 ever-married women aged 13-49 from 3,255 households, and 1,982 of their children born during the four years preceding the survey. The results are given separately for rural and urban areas as well as for the state as a whole. 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).

62:10771 Cushing, Jeanne; Loaiza, Edilberto. Computer aided field editing in the DHS context: the Turkey experiment. Nufusbilim Dergisi/Turkish Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 16, 1994. 3-14 pp. Ankara, Turkey. In Eng. with sum. in Tur.
"In this study two types of field editing used during the Turkey Demographic and Health Survey are compared. These two types of editing are computer aided field editing and manual editing. It is known that manual editing by field editors is a tedious job in which errors especially on skip questions can be missed; however, with the aid of computers field editors could quickly find all occasions on which an interviewer incorrectly followed a skip instruction. At the end of the experiment it has been found...that the field editing done with the aid of a notebook computer was consistently better than that done in the standard manual manner."
Correspondence: J. Cushing, Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10772 Ethiopia. Central Statistical Authority. Population Analysis and Studies Center (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). The 1990 National Family and Fertility Survey report. Jun 1993. xxiii, 316 pp. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Eng.
This report presents results from a 1990 survey of women aged 15-49 in Ethiopia. It claims to be the first survey of its kind ever undertaken in the country, and consists of 10 chapters, which deal with the history of data collection; data quality in this survey; the characteristics of the women surveyed; nuptiality and attitudes on age at marriage; fertility and fertility differentials; breast-feeding, postpartum amenorrhea, and abstinence; contraceptive knowledge and use; fertility and sex preferences; child health, child survival, and infant and child mortality; and a summary of survey findings and their policy implications. An appendix deals with the methodology for calculating sampling errors and presents estimates of those errors.
Correspondence: Central Statistical Authority, Population Analysis and Studies Center, P.O. Box 1143, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

62:10773 Ghana. Statistical Service (Accra, Ghana); Macro International. Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS] (Columbia, Maryland). Ghana Demographic and Health Survey, 1993: preliminary report. Apr 1994. v, 39 pp. Accra, Ghana; Columbia, Maryland. In Eng.
This preliminary report from the 1993 Ghana Demographic and Health Survey contains information on survey implementation and summary results concerning fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, maternity care, vaccination of children, childhood diarrhea, and infant feeding practices.
Correspondence: Statistical Service, P.O. Box 1098, Accra, Ghana. Location: New York Public Library, New York, NY.

62:10774 Goyal, R. P.; Tyagi, R. P.; Gotpagar, K. B.; Sinha, R. K.; Kumar, Sushil. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning), Delhi, 1993. Jun 1995. 254 pp. Population Research Centre, Institute of Economic Growth: Delhi, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns the National Capital Territory of Delhi and involves a representative sample of 3,457 ever-married women aged 13-49 from 3,677 households and 1,894 of their children who were born during the four years preceding the survey. The first two chapters are on survey methodology. They are followed by chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, and knowledge of AIDS.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10775 Lahiri, Subrata; Srivastava, Harish; Brown, Joseph W.; Nangia, Parveen; Roy, T. K. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning), West Bengal, 1992. Jul 1995. 318 pp. International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns the state of West Bengal, and involves a representative sample of 4,322 ever-married women aged 13-49 from 4,238 households, and 2,189 of their children born in the four years preceding the survey. The results are given separately for urban and rural areas, less-developed districts, and the state as a whole. Beginning chapters are on survey methodology; they are followed by 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).

62:10776 Nair, P. S.; Devi, V. Subhadra.; Devi, D. Radha; Nangia, Parveen; Roy, T. K.; Govindasamy, Pavalavalli. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning), Kerala, 1992-93. Jun 1995. 295 pp. University of Kerala, Population Research Centre: Kariavattom, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports from the 1992-1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns the state of Kerala, and involves a representative sample of 4,332 ever-married women aged 13-49 from 4,387 households, and 1,605 of their children born during the four years preceding the survey. The results are given separately for rural and urban areas as well as for the state as a whole. 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 international migration.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10777 Population Council (New York, New York). Bangladesh 1993-94: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 26, No. 5, Sep-Oct 1995. 299-303 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1993-94 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 9,174 households, 9,640 ever-married women aged 10-49, and 3,284 husbands. Tabular data are provided on population characteristics, fertility, fertility preferences, current contraceptive use, marital 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).

62:10778 Population Council (New York, New York). Ghana 1993: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 26, No. 4, Jul-Aug 1995. 245-9 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
"The Ghana Demographic and Health Survey (GDHS), was conducted by the Ghana Statistical Service, Accra, Ghana, within the framework of the DHS Program of Macro International Inc. Data for the GDHS were collected from 5,822 households and complete interviews were carried out among 4,562 women aged 15-49 and 1,302 men aged 15-59. The interviews took place from September 1993 to February 1994." Data are presented here on fertility, fertility preferences, current contraceptive use, contraception, marital and contraceptive status, postpartum variables, infant mortality, health, and nutritional status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10779 Population Council (New York, New York). Morocco 1992: results from the Demographic and Health Survey. Studies in Family Planning, Vol. 25, No. 1, Jan-Feb 1994. 59-63 pp. New York, New York. In Eng.
These are summary results from the 1992 Morocco Demographic and Health Survey, which covered 6,577 households and 9,256 women aged 15-49. Tabular data are provided on fertility trends and preferences, contraceptive usage, marital status, postpartum variables, infant mortality and child survival, disease prevention and treatment, and nutritional status.
Correspondence: Population Council, One Dag Hammarskjold Plaza, New York, NY 10017. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10780 Ram, Ram B.; Verma, R. K.; Sinha, R. K.; Kanitkar, Tara; Luther, Norman Y. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning), Bihar, 1993. Jul 1995. xxvi, 314 pp. Patna University, Population Research Centre: Patna, India; International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is one in a series of state-level reports from the 1993 National Family Health Survey of India. This report concerns the state of Bihar, and represents a sample of 5,949 ever-married women aged 13-49 from 4,748 households, and 3,600 of their children born during the four years preceding the survey. The results are given separately for the state as a whole, rural and urban areas, and government-designated, high-fertility 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).

62:10781 Ramesh, B. M.; Arnold, Fred; Roy, T. K.; Kanitkar, Tara; Govindasamy, Pavalavalli; Retherford, Robert D. National Family Health Survey (MCH and family planning), India, 1992-93. Aug 1995. xxx, 402 pp. International Institute for Population Sciences [IIPS]: Bombay, India. In Eng.
This is the national report from the National Family Health Survey of India, carried out in 1992-1993. The survey covered 24 states and the National Capital Territory of Delhi, and involved 89,777 ever-married women aged 13-49 and 88,562 households. The state-level reports are/will be cited separately in Population Index as they are published. In the national report, following chapters on survey methodology and design, there are chapters on nuptiality, fertility, family planning, fertility preferences, morbidity and mortality, maternal and child health, infant feeding and child nutrition, and knowledge of AIDS.
Correspondence: International Institute for Population Sciences, Govandi Station Road, Deonar, Bombay 400 088, India. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

62:10782 Ulusoy, Mahir. Sampling errors for some selected variables of 1993 survey: an alternative output. Nufusbilim Dergisi/Turkish Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 16, 1994. 75-106 pp. Ankara, Turkey. In Eng. with sum. in Tur.
"Sampling errors were calculated for some variables which are either not included or the base is defined differently in the main report of [the] Demographic and Health Survey 1993, Turkey. The list of variables and their base population in this study were also given."
Correspondence: M. Ulusoy, Hacettepe Universitesi, Nufus Etutleri Enstitusu, Arastirma Gorevlisi, Hacettepe Parki, Ankara, Turkey. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).


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