Volume 63 - Number 3 - Fall 1997

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.

63:30777 Marindo-Ranganai, Ravai. The population dynamics of the Tembomvura people of Zambezi Valley, northern Zimbabwe: some methods of collecting and analysing birth history data. Zambezia, Vol. 22, No. 2, 1995. 177-95 pp. Harare, Zimbabwe. In Eng.
"This article describes a method of collecting quantitative data using simple techniques of drawing and modelling. Using a small semi-nomadic population of the Tembomvura people of Zambezi Valley, northern Zimbabwe, the study concludes that it is possible to collect birth history data from illiterate populations. A combination of the traditional questionnaire approach and the `participatory' methods proposed in this article provide a more reliable method for collecting birth history data. With large populations aiming for nationally representative samples, the method would be very time consuming and costly. The approach is more useful for studying small populations or small samples. The major strength is that it gives the respondents a chance to express their knowledge in simple numeric form."
Correspondence: R. Marindo-Ranganai, University of Zimbabwe, Department of Sociology, Mt. Pleasant, Harare, Zimbabwe. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

63:30778 Rogers, Richard G.; Carrigan, Jacqueline A.; Kovar, Mary G. Comparing mortality estimates based on different administrative records. Population Research and Policy Review, Vol. 16, No. 3, Jun 1997. 213-23 pp. Dordrecht, Netherlands. In Eng.
"This study investigates how age and race are reported in interviews and on death certificates and how these demographic assignments affect life expectancy estimates for the total population, for males and females, and for blacks and whites. Differential reporting of demographic characteristics can produce different estimated life expectancies and thus differential assessments of the sex and race gaps in life expectancy. This difference underscores the need to define demographic characteristics carefully and to examine multivariate models and projections cautiously."
Correspondence: R. G. Rogers, University of Colorado, Institute of Behavioral Science, Population Program, Campus Box 484, Boulder, CO 80309-0484. 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.

No citations in this issue.

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.

63:30779 Belgium. Institut National de Statistique (Brussels, Belgium). Population and housing census of March 1, 1991. Volume 1C: trends in the number of Belgian communes and summary of the laws resulting in changes to their boundaries, 1831-1991. [Recensement de la population et des logements au 1er mars 1991. Tome 1C: évolution du nombre de communes belges et relève des lois impliquant une modification de leur territoire, 1831-1991.] 1997. 163 pp. Brussels, Belgium. In Fre.
This volume describes the changes made to the boundaries of communes in Belgium since 1831. The information is given by arrondissement and by date of the law or decree ordering the change.
Correspondence: Institut National de Statistique, 44 rue de Louvain, Centre Albert, 8è étage, 1000 Brussels, Belgium. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30780 Büschenfeld, Herbert. The 1994 census of Macedonia: first results. [Die Volkszählung 1994 in Makedonien: erste Ergebnisse.] Osteuropa, Vol. 45, No. 8, Aug 1995. 769-76 pp. Stuttgart, Germany. In Ger.
Although there had been a Yugoslavian census in 1991, shortly before the dissolution of the country, the newly reconstituted Republic of Macedonia undertook another census in June of 1994; the results were not published until after the parliamentary elections in November 1994. While most of the Albanian population had boycotted the 1991 census, it largely cooperated with the 1994 census, making possible a more realistic assessment of the demographic situation in Macedonia. The 1994 census also benefited from the supervision and approval of an expert commission of the European Council and the European Union, which declared it compliant with international standards. The data include information on demographic characteristics and population distribution, households and housing, ethnic composition, and statistics concerning the private agricultural sector. Additional data were collected on long-term guest workers and legal refugees.
Location: Princeton University Library (FST).

63:30781 Congressional Information Service (Bethesda, Maryland). Guide to 1990 U.S. decennial census publications. ISBN 0-88692-370-0. LC 96-209141. 1996. xiii, 243 pp. Bethesda, Maryland. In Eng.
This is the fifth and final edition of the guide presenting detailed abstracts and indexes to publications emanating from the 1990 U.S. census. It provides full coverage of all census reports, background material, and CD-ROM releases through March 1996. A supplement will be issued when the publication program from the 1990 census is completed. "The abstracts in this Guide provide detailed descriptions of the purpose and data content of each publication, while the indexing provides access by subject, geographic area, report number, title, and type of data breakdown. The abstracts and indexing have been substantially reprinted from the American Statistics Index (ASI), a comprehensive reference source of statistical reports issued by the Federal Government since the early 1960s."
Correspondence: Congressional Information Service, 4520 East-West Highway, Bethesda, MD 20814. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30782 Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute [NIDI] (The Hague, Netherlands); United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA] (New York, New York). Proceedings of the Expert Group Meeting on Innovative Techniques for Population Censuses and Large-Scale Demographic Surveys, The Hague, 22-26 April 1996. ISBN 90-70990-63-6. [1997]. vi, 278 pp. The Hague, Netherlands. In Eng.
"In recent years, important progress has been made in census and survey technology, such as the use of portable PC's in data collection, computerized mapping, and use of Geographic Information Systems, non-keyboard data-entry methods, computer-assisted coding, dynamic population databases, new possibilities in the publication and dissemination of data, et cetera. In order to be able to include these and other new techniques in the 2000 Round of Censuses an Expert Meeting on Innovative Techniques in Population Censuses and Large-Scale Demographic Surveys (INNOTEC) was organized in April 1996 in The Hague, the Netherlands. The meeting covered three main areas of interest: Population Censuses and Surveys in the Next Century; Innovative Computer Methods in Population Census and Survey Data Processing and Dissemination; and New Topics to be Included in Future Censuses and Surveys."
Correspondence: Netherlands Interdisciplinary Demographic Institute, Postbus 11650, 2511 CV The Hague, Netherlands. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30783 Owen, Roger. The population census of 1917 and its relationship to Egypt's three 19th century statistical regimes. Journal of Historical Sociology, Vol. 9, No. 4, Dec 1996. 457-72 pp. Oxford, England. In Eng.
"This essay is a comparison of Egypt's three 19th century statistical regimes, with particular emphasis on the third established by the British before [World War I], and culminating in the holding of the 1917 census. It is argued that the organizer of this census used it self-consciously to encourage the production of statistical data as an essential tool of modern government. He also provided officials with a method of integrating their findings through the use of a national model based on the balance between population and resources. Foucault's notion of governmentality is deployed to provide a framework within which to understand the central processes at work."
Correspondence: R. Owen, Harvard University, Center for Middle East Studies, Cambridge, MA 02138. Location: Princeton University Library (PR).

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.

63:30784 Bairagi, Radheshyam; Becker, Stan; Kantner, Andrew; Allen, Karen B.; Datta, Ashish; Purvis, Keith. An evaluation of the 1993-94 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey within the Matlab area. Asia-Pacific Population Research Report, No. 11, May 1997. 12 pp. East-West Center, Program on Population [POP]: Honolulu, Hawaii. In Eng.
The authors evaluate the findings of a special demographic and health survey undertaken in the Matlab area in order to validate the findings of the 1993-1994 Bangladesh Demographic and Health Survey (DHS). "The results suggest that the Matlab DHS accurately estimated fertility in both the treatment and comparison areas, lending confidence to the reliability of fertility estimates obtained from the national DHS. The results also indicate that Matlab DHS infant mortality rates for the five years prior to the survey are reasonably consistent with estimates derived from the Demographic Surveillance System. For periods more than five years before the survey, however, the Matlab DHS underreported infant deaths. The Matlab DHS also appears to have underestimated current contraceptive use, especially of modern temporary methods."
Correspondence: East-West Center, Program on Population, 1601 East-West Road, Honolulu, HI 96848-1601. Author's E-mail: kantnera@ewc.hawaii.edu. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30785 Dominican Republic. Centro de Estudios Sociales y Demográficos [CESDEM] (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic); Asociación Dominicana Pro Bienestar de la Familia [PROFAMILIA] (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic); Dominican Republic. Oficina Nacional de Planificación [ONAPLAN] (Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic); Macro International. Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS] (Calverton, Maryland). Demographic and Health Survey, 1996. [Encuesta Demográfica y de Salud, 1996.] Jun 1997. xxxiv, 314 pp. Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic. In Spa.
This is the final report from the 1996 Demographic and Health Survey carried out in the Dominican Republic. The survey consisted of 8,831 households, from which 8,422 women aged 15-49 and 2,309 men were interviewed. Following chapters on survey methodology, there are chapters on fertility, knowledge and use of contraception, other proximate determinants of fertility, fertility preferences, maternal and infant mortality, maternal and infant health, lactation and nutrition, knowledge about and preventive methods for avoiding sexually transmitted diseases, and use of health services.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30786 Kodjogbé, Nicaise; Mboup, Gora; Tossou, Justin; de Souza, Léopoldine; Gandaho, Timothée; Guédémé, Alphonse; Houedokoho, Thomas; Houndékon, Rafatou; Tohouegnon, Thomas; Zomahoun, Suzanne; Capo-Chichi, Virgile; Cossi, Andrée. The Republic of Benin: Demographic and Health Survey, 1996. [République du Bénin: Enquête Démographique et de Santé, 1996.] Apr 1997. xxiv, 318 pp. Institut National de la Statistique et de l'Analyse Economique: Cotonou, Benin; Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS]: Calverton, Maryland. In Fre.
The results of the Demographic and Health Survey carried out in Benin in 1996 are presented. The survey included 5,491 women aged 15-49 and 1,535 men aged 20-64. There are chapters on the characteristics of those surveyed, fertility, family planning, nuptiality and exposure to risk of pregnancy, fertility preferences, mortality of children under five years of age, maternal mortality, maternal and child health, lactation and the nutritional status of mothers and children, sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS, and the availability of community services.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30787 Lê, Thanh N.; Verma, Vijay K. An analysis of sample designs and sampling errors of the Demographic and Health Surveys. DHS Analytical Report, No. 3, May 1997. ix, 273 pp. Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS]: Calverton, Maryland. In Eng.
"The first part of this report describes the general features of the sample designs of 48 nationally representative household surveys conducted under the DHS program....In the second part of the report, sampling errors and design effects from the same 48 surveys are analyzed for the total sample, and for urban-rural domains, sub-national regions and various demographic and socioeconomic subclasses. A large number of identically defined survey estimates is considered in the analysis: 37 in total, covering fertility, family planning, fertility intentions, and child health and child mortality. The effect of sample weights on sampling errors, and of clustering of children in a sample of women is also examined. Modeling of design effect for geographic domains, for subclasses, and for differences between subclasses is offered."
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30788 Sociedade Civil Bem-Estar Familiar no Brasil [BEMFAM] (Rio de Janeiro, Brazil); Macro International. Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS] (Calverton, Maryland). Brazil: National Survey on Demography and Health, 1996. [Brasil: Pesquisa Nacional sobre Demografia e Saúde, 1996.] Mar 1997. xxxvi, 182, [66] pp. Rio de Janeiro, Brazil. In Por.
Results are presented from the 1996 survey carried out in Brazil as part of the DHS program. It covered a sample of 13,283 households, including 12,612 women aged 15-49 and a subsample of 2,949 men. Along with chapters describing survey methodology, there are chapters on household and population characteristics, fertility, contraception, proximate determinants of fertility, reproductive intentions and family planning, infant mortality and mortality risks associated with reproductive behavior, maternal and child health, maternal and child nutrition, and maternal mortality.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30789 Tanzania. Bureau of Statistics (Dar es Salaam, Tanzania); Macro International. Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS] (Calverton, Maryland). Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey, 1996. Aug 1997. xxii, 312 pp. Dar es Salaam, Tanzania. In Eng.
This report summarizes the findings of the 1996 Tanzania Demographic and Health Survey, a nationally representative survey of 8,120 women aged 15-49 and 2,256 men aged 15-59. "This report summarises basic information on fertility, mortality (infant, child, and maternal), contraceptive knowledge and use, and child bearing. It also looks at key maternal and child health indicators including the extent to which mothers utilise the available medical care during pregnancy and at the time of delivery, and for the young children, the immunisation coverage and the prevalence and treatment of malaria. Compared to the 1991-92 survey, the present survey was significantly expanded to cover areas on the sexual behaviour and awareness regarding AIDS. For the first time, data on maternal mortality and prevalence of female circumcision were collected and national estimates are presented...."
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Suite 300, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

63:30790 University of Puerto Rico. School of Public Health (San Juan, Puerto Rico); Puerto Rico. Department of Health (San Juan, Puerto Rico); United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (Atlanta, Georgia). Puerto Rico Reproductive Health Survey, 1995-1996. English language preliminary report, April 1997. 1997. 12, [16] pp. San Juan, Puerto Rico; Atlanta, Georgia. In Eng.
"The purpose of this report is to present an overview of results from the Puerto Rico Reproductive Health Survey (PRRHS), 1995-96. The PRRHS was carried out from November 1995 to July 1996, and is the eighth survey of women of reproductive age conducted in Puerto Rico." Information is provided on sample characteristics, characteristics of respondents, knowledge and use of contraceptive methods, maternal and child health, health care, and young adults.
Correspondence: U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, 1600 Clifton Road NE, Atlanta, GA 30333. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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