Global Health Data Exchange - Discover the World's Health Data

Ecuador National Survey of Maternal and Child Health and Demographic Variables 1982-1983


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Encuesta Nacional de Salud Materno Infantil y Variables Demografica-ESMIVD 1982
Ecuador (ECU)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/1982 - 05/1983
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to gather information on fertility, contraceptive use, and other demographic factors related to population growth in Ecuador.

Data were collected through in-home in-person interviews in urban and rural areas. The interviews featured a questionnaire about the household and a questionnaire for women ages 15-49 years.
The household questionnaire asked about conditions in the home and member demographics. The individual questionnaire covered the topics of basic characteristics, fertility, maternal health, use of contraceptives, availability of contraceptives, and marital status.

The sample size was 7,800 households. Within those households, 8,719 women were individually interviewed.

Reports for this survey may be available through library systems.