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Malawi Family Formation Survey 1984


General Info
Malawi (MWI)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
05/1984 - 07/1984
Data type
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of the formation survey was to collect data for the planning of the Maternal and Child Health Programme.

A sample size of approximately 9,000 rural households and 3,000 urban households were selected to participate in a survey that collected data on births, deaths and household facilities. A sub-sample of 70 households were also chosen; women ages 15-49 were interviewed on marriage, fertility, birth history, last pregnancy, exposure to birth and family size attitudes, and men ages 20-54 were interviewed on marriage and family size attitudes.