Volume 64 - Number 3 - Fall 1998

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.

64:30810 Bah, Sulaiman M.; Mahibur-Rahman, Mohammed. Indirect estimation of pre-census baseline in the aftermath of a war. Population Studies Centre Discussion Paper, No. 98-4, ISBN 0-7714-2099-4. Nov 1995. 13 pp. University of Western Ontario, Population Studies Centre: London, Canada. In Eng.
"The paper proposes how pre-censal estimates can be obtained in the aftermath of a war using indirect estimation techniques. This involves the estimation of probabilities of mortality and of emigration obtained from survival models and multiple decrement life tables."
Correspondence: University of Western Ontario, Population Studies Centre, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, Canada. E-mail: sulaimanb@pwv.gov.za. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30811 Faragó, Tamás. Official statistics and research in historical demography. [A hivatalos statisztika és a történeti demográfiai kutatás.] Statisztikai Szemle, Vol. 74, No. 10, Oct 1996. 855-63 pp. Budapest, Hungary. In Hun. with sum. in Eng.
"The study is an enlarged and annotated version of the lecture delivered at the 29th Itinerary Session on the History of Statistics, held in honour of the 125 year anniversary of the official statistical service (Balatonalmádi, 24 September 1992). The author analyses the history of the correlations of historical demography and official statistics from their beginnings up to our days. Then he touches upon the relationship of statistical, historical etc. education [in] universities and of historical demography. Practical aspects of the organization of science are also discussed through analysing the situation of various related institutions and scientific magazines. Finally the socio-political environment of historical demography is analysed." The focus is on Hungary.
Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30812 Liverman, Diana; Moran, Emilio F.; Rindfuss, Ronald R.; Stern, Paul C. People and pixels: linking remote sensing and social science. ISBN 0-309-06408-2. 1998. viii, 244 pp. National Academy Press: Washington, D.C. In Eng.
This volume is concerned with the use of remote sensing in social science research. "It offers some guidance for researchers and research sponsors in the form of reports of promising research, information on the state of the technology, and reflections on the challenges of linking social science and remotely sensed data." Chapters are included on land use and population dynamics, modeling urban attributes, famine early warning, and health applications.
Selected items will be cited in this or subsequent issues of Population Index.
Correspondence: National Academy Press, 2101 Constitution Avenue NW, Box 285, Washington, D.C. 20418. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30813 van Ginneken, Jeroen; Bairagi, Radheshyam; de Francisco, Andres; Sarder, Abdul M.; Vaughan, Patrick. Health and demographic surveillance in Matlab: past, present and future. ICDDR, B Special Publication, No. 72, ISBN 984-551-142-2. Mar 1998. viii, 44 pp. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh [ICDDR, B]: Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Eng.
"During the past 30 years ICDDR, B has carried out a number of its research activities in part of Matlab thana [Bangladesh].... Two important components of the Matlab Programme are the Demographic Surveillance System (DSS) and the Record Keeping System (RKS) and this report renders an account of the use of the information generated by these two data gathering systems during the past 20 years." Chapters are included on population dynamics and policy implications; impact and policy implications of health interventions; examples of current studies; and plans for the future.
Correspondence: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, G.P.O. Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. 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.

64:30814 Bah, Sulaiman M. The making, unmaking and remaking of a national but stratified vital statistics system in the Republic of South Africa. Population Studies Centre Discussion Paper, No. 98-3, ISBN 0-7714-2098-6. Mar 1998. 9 pp. University of Western Ontario, Population Studies Centre: London, Canada. In Eng.
"The paper looks at the dynamics of the making, unmaking and remaking of a national but stratified vital statistics system in South Africa. The paper also outlines the crucial roles played by key players in the process."
Correspondence: University of Western Ontario, Population Studies Centre, London, Ontario N6A 5C2, Canada. Author's E-mail: sulaimanb@pwv.gov.za. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30815 Ethiopia. Central Statistical Authority. Population Analysis and Studies Center (Addis Ababa, Ethiopia). Report on experimental sample vital registration system in rural Ethiopia 1986/87. Statistical Bulletin, No. 139, LC 96-981607. 1995. xvi, 221 pp. Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. In Eng.
This volume provides information on the objectives, methods of data collection, coverage, and results of the 1986-1987 experimental sample vital registration system in rural Ethiopia. Chapters are included on the vital registration system; the age and sex composition of the population; levels, patterns, and regional differentials in fertility; number of deaths, causes of death, and seasonality; marriages, divorces, and regional and sex differentials in nuptiality; and volume, rate, and age-sex distribution of internal migration.
Correspondence: Central Statistical Authority, P.O. Box 1143, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

64:30816 Garenne, Michel; Cantrelle, Pierre. Three decades of research on population and health: the ORSTOM experience in rural Senegal, 1962-1991. In: Prospective community studies in developing countries, edited by Monica Das Gupta et al. 1997. 233-52 pp. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England; International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liège, Belgium. In Eng.
The authors describe the development of prospective community studies in rural Senegal in the 1960s in the context of research on vital registration, population dynamics, and measles prevention. Three main phases of the studies are identified: the first, undertaken in Sine-Saloum from 1963 to 1966, focused on demographic data collection; the second, carried out in Ndemene-Ngayokheme from 1967 to 1982, involved long-term population dynamics; the third, which is ongoing and was begun in Niakhar in 1983, focuses on infant mortality, particularly on measles prevention. Some methodological issues concerning these studies are reviewed.
Correspondence: M. Garenne, Harvard University, Center of Population and Development Studies, 9 Bow Street, Cambridge, MA 02138. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30817 Hussey, Jon M.; Elo, Irma T. Cause-specific mortality among older African-Americans: correlates and consequences of age misreporting. Social Biology, Vol. 44, No. 3-4, Fall-Winter 1997. 227-46 pp. Port Angeles, Washington. In Eng.
"This paper examines the quality of age reporting on death certificates of elderly African-Americans by major causes of death. We utilize a sample of death certificates linked to early census records and to Social Security Administration records to establish a `true' age at death. We then examine the patterns, predictors, and consequences of age misreporting for major causes of death. We find a pattern of greater age misreporting among females, identify educational background as a key predictor of accurate age reporting, and show that mortality crossovers are eliminated for most causes of death when more accurate age data are used."
Correspondence: J. M. Hussey, University of Pennsylvania, Population Studies Center, 3718 Locust Walk, Philadelphia, PA 19104-6298. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30818 Katus, Kalev; Puur, Allan; Põldma, Asta; Sakkeus, Luule. Reviewed population vital and census statistics. Jõgevamaa, 1965-1990. [Rahvastiku ühtlusarvutatud sündmus- ja loendusstatistika. Jõgevamaa 1965-1990.] Eesti Rahvastikustatistika/Population Statistics of Estonia, RU Seeria C, No. 11, 1998. lxxxiii, 228 pp. Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre: Tallinn, Estonia. In Est. with sum. in Eng.
This is one in a series of publications that provide revised census and vital statistics data for the provinces of Estonia to replace the flawed data that were a product of the Soviet era. "The volume presents vital and census statistics for Jõgeva county 1965-1990. Vital statistics include those indicators which could be subjected to recalculation resulting in consistent time series covering the whole period. All data are consistent with the previously recalculated Estonian county population age structures. Regarding census statistics, the 1989 microdata is newly processed to produce a set of regional standard tabulations, covering all municipalities in an equal amount. The data for earlier censuses follows the same standard set, providing all the comparable data and discarding non-comparable tabulations.... In addition to tables, the volume discusses the relevant statistical concepts and definitions, administrative transfers as well as presents a short review on Jõgevamaa population development. The volume is accompanied with the diskette including a series of computerised graphs to illustrate the main features of the county population."
Correspondence: Estonian Interuniversity Population Research Centre, P.O. Box 3012, 0090 Tallinn, Estonia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30819 Mostafa, Golam; Shaikh, M. A. Kashem; van Ginneken, Jeroen K.; Sarder, A. M. Demographic Surveillance System--Matlab. Volume twenty eight: registration of demographic events 1996. ICDDR, B Scientific Report, No. 82, ISBN 984-551-138-4. Jan 1998. viii, 92 pp. International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh [ICDDR, B]: Dhaka, Bangladesh. In Eng.
"This report presents the vital registration data for events taking place in 1996 in Matlab, Bangladesh. These data were collected by the Demographic Surveillance System of the International Center for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh." Chapters are included on population changes, mortality, fertility, marriage and divorce, and migration. A special supplement includes data on changes in nuptiality patterns during the period 1975-1996.
Correspondence: International Centre for Diarrhoeal Disease Research, Bangladesh, G.P.O. Box 128, Dhaka 1000, Bangladesh. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30820 Pison, Gilles; Desgrées du Loû, Annabel; Langaney, André. Bandafassi: a 25-year prospective community study in rural Senegal, 1970-1995. In: Prospective community studies in developing countries, edited by Monica Das Gupta et al. 1997. 253-75 pp. Clarendon Press: Oxford, England; International Union for the Scientific Study of Population [IUSSP]: Liège, Belgium. In Eng.
The authors describe the Bandafassi Study, an ongoing demographic surveillance project that began in the Kedougou department in eastern Senegal in 1970 as a research project on population genetics. The study now covers a population of about 7,000. The project involved an initial baseline survey of the population of the Bandafassi area and annual surveys of each village and hamlet. Information is included on the definition of the study population, the organization of data, and data utilization and resulting publications. The authors conclude that "the methods of data collection used in the Bandafassi Study were influenced by the objectives at the beginning of the project, which were mostly genetic. The data have, however, provided accurate demographic information on a population with very high mortality levels over a long period. Based on this study, it was possible to generate important insights on factors of child mortality in rural Africa, especially relating to the effects of measles infection and immunization."
Correspondence: G. Pison, Musée de l'Homme, Laboratoire d'Anthropologie, Place du Trocodéro, Paris, France. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30821 Waltisperger, Dominique; Cantrelle, Pierre; Ralijaona, Osée. Mortality of Antananarivo from 1984 to 1995. [La mortalité à Antananarivo de 1984 à 1995.] Les Documents et Manuels du CEPED, No. 7, ISBN 2-87762-110-3. May 1998. 117 pp. Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement [CEPED]: Paris, France. In Fre. with sum. in Eng.
"The aim of the study is to test the reliability of time series data of death registration from the capital city of Madagascar. The vital registration system is described, and the accuracy of death registrations is verified. The internal consistency of the data is checked via several methods, most notably by comparison with model life tables. The data are found to be of excellent quality. They allow us to carry out analyses of the age structure of mortality, of the changes in overall and cause-specific mortality during the twelve years of the series (1984-1995), of the seasonal variation of mortality, and of the impact of the main causes of the overall level of mortality."
Correspondence: Centre Français sur la Population et le Développement, 15 rue de l'Ecole de Médecine, 75270 Paris Cedex 06, France. E-mail: cep@ceped.ined.fr. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30822 Wong, Laura; Giraldelli, Bernadetti. Delayed birth registration (DBR) in São Paulo State: an attempt at correcting underregistration. Brazilian Journal of Population Studies, Vol. 1, 1997-1998. 85-104 pp. São Paulo, Brazil. In Eng.
"The aim of this paper is to analyze the pattern of delayed birth registration [in Brazil] and to establish a relationship with the total and registered births in order to estimate a mathematical function that quantifies birth underregistration."
Correspondence: L. Wong, Federal University of Minas Gerais, CEDEPLAR, Rua Curitiba 832, Belo Horizonte, Minas Gerais, Brazil. 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.

64:30823 Akademiya Nauk SSSR. Ordena Trudovogo Krasnogo Znameni. Institut Istorii SSSR (Moscow, Russia). The 1937 census of the Soviet Union. Summary results. [Vsesoyuznaya perepis' naseleniya 1937 g. Kratkie itogi.] ISBN 5-201-00557-8. 1991. 239 pp. Moscow, Russia. In Rus.
This book is about the 1937 Soviet census, the results of which had been hidden in the archives and were only recently rediscovered. It introduces the history of this census, considers the trustworthiness of the data now available, and describes the fate of those who organized and carried out the census, as well as that of the material produced. The first part presents some results from the census, including total population size in rural and urban areas, age and sex distribution, marital status, nationality, religion, and socioeconomic status. Data are also given for individual republics and regions and for the armed forces and the NKVD. The second part has information on the organization and methods used in this census.
Location: U.S. Library of Congress, Washington, D.C.

64:30824 Canada. Statistics Canada (Ottawa, Canada). 1996 census dictionary. Pub. Order No. 92-351-XPE. ISBN 0-660-16686-0. Feb 1997. xvii, 457 pp. Ottawa, Canada. In Eng.
"The Dictionary provides concise definitions of all the concepts, terms, variables and geographic elements of the 1996 Census [of Canada]. It also includes easy-to-understand graphical information." It is also available in French.
Correspondence: Statistics Canada, Ottawa, Ontario K1A 0T6, Canada. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30825 Charlton, J. Use of the census samples of anonymised records (SARs) and survey data in combination to obtain estimates at local authority level. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 1998. 775-84 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The Samples of Anonymised Records (SARs) provide large representative samples of 278 small areas of Britain and are thus of great value to planners. This paper describes an approach which takes advantage of the fact that the SARs comprise individual records. Estimates of the proportions of local authority populations suffering serious illness were produced by use of data from the 4th National General Practitioner Morbidity survey and the 2% anonymised sample of individual 1991 Census records. These estimates were compared with external validation criterion, all-cause mortality. The correlation was high, providing some evidence of the validity of the approach."
Correspondence: J. Charlton, Office for National Statistics, St. Catherine's House, 10 Kingsway, London WC2B 6JP, England. E-mail: John_Charlton@ons.gov.uk. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30826 Fuchs, Lawrence H. What we should count and why. Society, Vol. 34, No. 6, Sep-Oct 1997. 24-7 pp. New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
The data on race and ethnic group collected in the U.S. census are examined. The author describes the changes that have been implemented over time in the information collected, the problems involved in collecting this kind of information, the reasons for collecting it, and the utility of the data collected.
Correspondence: L. H. Fuchs, Brandeis University, Waltham, MA 02254-9110. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30827 Jupp, James; York, Barry. Birthplaces of the Australian people: colonial and commonwealth censuses, 1828-1991. Studies in Australian Ethnic History, No. 8, ISBN 0-7315-2110-2. 1995. 82 pp. Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies: Canberra, Australia. In Eng.
Data are provided on the places of birth of the Australian population for the period 1828-1991. The data are taken from the censuses carried out over this period.
Correspondence: Australian National University, Research School of Social Sciences, Centre for Immigration and Multicultural Studies, Canberra, ACT 0200, Australia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30828 Nguyen, Phung. Census undercount and the undercount of the Black population. Western Journal of Black Studies, Vol. 20, No. 2, Summer 1996. 96-103 pp. Pullman, Washington. In Eng.
"Despite the [U.S.] Census Bureau's great efforts in various accuracy-improvement and outreach programs, census undercount still persists.... This paper focuses on the undercount of the Black population and its impacts in the form of such biased statistics on Blacks as inflated proportions of Black female-headed households, deflated victimization rates of Black males, or crude death rates of Blacks. The paper concludes with suggestions on how to deal with the undercount problems."
Correspondence: P. Nguyen, North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, Department of Political Science, Greensboro, NC 27411. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30829 Sutton, Gordon F. Is the undercount a demographic problem? Society, Vol. 34, No. 3, Mar-Apr 1997. 31-5 pp. New Brunswick, New Jersey. In Eng.
The author discusses the undercount problem and considers whether and how the U.S. census can compensate for data shortcomings. Various questions about data collection, data quality, political considerations, and public opinion are considered.
Correspondence: G. F. Sutton, University of Massachusetts, Institute of Social and Economic Research, 616 Thomson Hall, Amherst, MA 01003-7515. E-mail: sutton@soc.umass.edu. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30830 Tranmer, M.; Steel, D. G. Using census data to investigate the causes of the ecological fallacy. Environment and Planning A, Vol. 30, No. 5, May 1998. 817-31 pp. London, England. In Eng.
"The authors show how data from the 2% Sample of Anonymised Records (SAR) can be combined with data from the Small Area Statistics (SAS) database to investigate the causes of the ecological fallacy in an Enumeration District (ED) level analysis. A range of census variables are examined in three `SAR districts'...in England. Results of comparable analyses from the 1986 Australian census are also given. The ecological fallacy arises when results from an analysis based on area-level aggregate statistics are incorrectly assumed to apply at the individual level.... A methodology is introduced which allows aggregate-level statistics to be adjusted by using individual-level information on those variables that explain much of the within-area homogeneity."
Correspondence: M. Tranmer, University of Southampton, Department of Social Statistics, Southampton SO17 1BJ, England. E-mail: mdt@alcd.soton.ac.uk. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30831 Wilk, Richard; Miller, Stephen. Some methodological issues in counting communities and households. Human Organization, Vol. 56, No. 1, Spring 1997. 64-70 pp. Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. In Eng.
"In this article we discuss some of the limitations of conventional census techniques that assign all individuals to a single household in a single community. In areas with high rates of mobility and where people may belong to several households, traditional census methods can lead to very deceptive results that are poor guides for policy making and the delivery of services. The article suggests some ways census methods could be improved, so they can yield more informative and useful results." Belize is used as an example.
Correspondence: R. Wilk, Indiana University, Department of Anthropology, SB 130, Bloomington, IN 47405. 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.

64:30832 All-Russian Centre for Public Opinion and Market Research (Moscow, Russia); United States. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC] (Atlanta, Georgia); United States. Agency for International Development [USAID] (Washington, D.C.). 1996 Russia women's reproductive health survey: a study of three sites. Final report. May 1998. xv, 189, 43 pp. Moscow, Russia. In Eng.
This report presents results from the 1996 Russia Women's Reproductive Health Survey, involving some 2,000 women of childbearing age. There are chapters on survey methodology; demographic, social, and economic characteristics of respondents; childbearing and induced abortion; maternal and child health; contraception; contraceptive counseling; information, education, and communication; sexual experience; and sexually transmitted diseases.
Correspondence: All-Russian Centre for Public Opinion and Market Research, Moscow, Russia. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30833 Azelmat, Mustapha; Housni, El Arbi; Ayad, Mohamed. Population and maternal and child health in Morocco. Preliminary results from the national survey on population and health, PANEL 1995. [Population et santé de la mère et de l'enfant au Maroc. Résultats préliminaires de l'enquête nationale sur la population et la santé, PANEL 1995.] Jun 1995. iii, 8 pp. Ministère de la Santé Publique, Direction de la Planification et des Ressources Financières, Service des Etudes et de l'Information Sanitaire: Rabat, Morocco; Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS]: Calverton, Maryland. In Fre.
Preliminary results are presented from a survey carried out in Morocco in 1995. The survey is based on reinterviews with 4,750 women aged 15-49 who had participated in a 1992 DHS survey. The focus is on changes in fertility, family planning, and maternal and child health.
Correspondence: Ministère de la Santé Publique, Direction de la Planification et des Ressources Financières, Service des Etudes et de l'Information Sanitaire, Rabat, Morocco. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30834 Honduras. Ministerio de Salud (Tegucigalpa, Honduras). National Survey of Epidemiology and Family Health, ENESF-96. Final results. [Encuesta Nacional de Epidemiología y Salud Familiar, ENESF-96. Informe final.] Nov 1997. xlix, 561 pp. Tegucigalpa, Honduras. In Spa.
Final results are presented from a survey on health and family planning carried out in Honduras in 1996, involving a scientifically selected sample of 7,505 women aged 15-49. Chapters are included on survey methodology, fertility, family planning, nonusers of contraception, surgical contraception, young adults, women's health care, infant and child mortality, child health, maternal lactation, and sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.
Correspondence: Ministerio de Salud, Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30835 MaCurdy, Thomas; Mroz, Thomas; Gritz, R. Mark. An evaluation of the National Longitudinal Survey on Youth. Journal of Human Resources, Vol. 33, No. 2, Spring 1998. 345-436 pp. Madison, Wisconsin. In Eng.
"To investigate the nature and potential consequences of attrition in the NLSY [U.S. National Longitudinal Survey on Youth], this paper studies the reliability of these data by focusing on three issues." These are attrition patterns, characteristics of attriters and returnees, and comparability. "We begin in Section II by describing the structure of the NLSY sample. We then summarize the patterns of attrition and returning found in the NLSY.... In Section III, we explore how attrition might corrupt the picture of labor market experiences portrayed in the NLSY by developing a characterization of [attriters and returnees].... In Section IV we carry out an extensive comparison of the NLSY with the CPS.... Finally, Section V summarizes and interprets our findings."
Correspondence: T. MaCurdy, Stanford University, Department of Economics, Stanford, CA 94305. Location: Princeton University Library (SPIA).

64:30836 Ouagadjio, Bandoumal; Nodjimadji, Kostelngar; Ngoniri, Joël N.; Ngakoutou, Ningam; Ignégongba, Keumaye; Tokindang, Joël S.; Kouo, Oumdagué; Barrère, Bernard; Barrère, Monique. Demographic and Health Survey, Chad, 1996-1997. [Enquête Démographique et de Santé, Tchad, 1996-1997.] May 1998. xxviii, 366 pp. Bureau Central du Recensement, Direction de la Statistique, des Etudes Economiques et Démographiques: N'Djamena, Chad; Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys [DHS]: Calverton, Maryland. In Fre.
This report gives results from the Chad DHS survey, which involved a national sample of 6,840 households, including 7,454 women aged 15-49 and 2,320 men aged 15-59. Chapters are included on the characteristics of the country, survey methodology, characteristics of the households surveyed, fertility, family planning, nuptiality and exposure to the risk of pregnancy, fertility preferences, maternal and child health, lactation and the nutritional status of women and children, infant mortality, causes of infant and child mortality, maternal mortality, and sexually transmitted diseases and AIDS.
Correspondence: Macro International, Demographic and Health Surveys, 11785 Beltsville Drive, Calverton, MD 20705-3119. E-mail: reports@macroint.com. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

64:30837 Serbanescu, Florina; Morris, Leo. Reproductive Health Survey, Moldova, 1997: preliminary report. May 1998. ii, 81 pp. Moldovan Ministry of Health, Institute for Scientific Research of Mother and Child Care [ISRMC]: Chisinau, Moldova; U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [CDC], Division of Reproductive Health, Behavioral Epidemiology and Demographic Research Branch: Atlanta, Georgia; United Nations Population Fund [UNFPA]: New York, New York; United States Agency for International Development [USAID]: Washington, D.C.; United Nations Children's Fund [UNICEF]: New York, New York. In Eng.
The authors report some preliminary findings of the 1997 Moldovan Reproductive Health Survey, which involved 5,412 women of childbearing age. Sections are included on methodology; sample characteristics; fertility and pregnancy experience, including fertility levels and differentials, induced abortion, nuptiality, recent sexual activity, planning status of last pregnancy, and future fertility preferences; knowledge and use of contraception, including contraceptive sources, method preference, prevalence, reasons for nonuse, potential demand and unmet need; and sexual and contraceptive behavior among young adults.
Correspondence: Moldovan Ministry of Health, Institute for Scientific Research of Mother and Child Care, Chisinau, Moldova. Location: Princeton University Library (SPR).

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