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South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 1987-1989

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1987 - 12/1989
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 1987-1989 was conducted by the Human Sciences Research Council to collect information on fertility, infant mortality, and maternal health.

The survey included two questionnaires: one for the household and one for women ages 12-49 who had given birth, were pregnant, or had ever been in a marriage or long-term relationship. Topics covered included: household characteristics, family planning, reproductive health, child health, and education. 

A total of 14,048 households were interviewed, including 21,842 women from each of the 10 former homeland areas.

Citation
Suggested citation 

Human Sciences Research Council. South African Demographic and Health Survey, 1987 [Computer file]. S0115. Pretoria: Human Sciences Research Council [producer], 1987. Pretoria: South African Data Archive, National Research Foundation [distributor], 1999.