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Nigeria World Fertility Survey 1981-1982


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Nigeria Fertility Survey
Nigeria (NGA)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
10/1981 - 08/1982
Series or system 
Data type
  • Community
  • De facto
  • De jure
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
  • Subnationally representative
  • Urban-rural representative

The purpose of this survey was to collect data on fertility, family planning, households demographics, and community environments to provide information for population policies. The data were collected with three questionnaires: household, individual, and community. The household and individual questionnaires canvassed 9,729 women from 8,624 households in rural and urban areas. The community questionnaire was only conducted in rural areas by interview with community leaders to gather information about availability of resources.