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South Africa Demographic and Health Survey 1987-1989


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

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.