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BIRTHSURV
Children surviving from births last year

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Description

BIRTHSURV indicates the number of children born in the past twelve months who were still living at the time of the census.

Comparability — Index

GENERAL
Botswana
Iran
Jamaica
Liberia
Malawi
Morocco
Mozambique
Palestine
Rwanda
Sierra Leone
South Sudan
Sudan
Tanzania
Togo
Trinidad and Tobago
Zambia

Comparability — General

The universe of persons subject to the census question varies across samples. The reference period may be the previous calendar year, not the previous 12 months, as noted in the country comparability text.

The top-code varies across samples.

It is possible to calculate the number of surviving births for additional samples beyond those included in BIRTHSURV.

Comparability — Botswana [top]

For 2001, BIRTHSURV is calculated from separate input variables for male and female births. The 2011 sample is top-coded at 2 or more children surviving.

Comparability — Iran [top]

Only ever-married females were asked the census question. For both 2006 and 2011, BIRTHSURV is calculated from separate input variables for male and female births.

Comparability — Jamaica [top]

The data only report survival with a yes or no response, without regard for multiple births.

Comparability — Liberia [top]

The data only report information on one birth in the past year, which appears to be the last birth if there was more than one in the time period.

Comparability — Malawi [top]

The universe changes marginally between samples. In the 1987 sample, the question is asked of women age 10 and older who had a birth last year. In the 1998 sample, the question is asked of women age 12 and older who had a birth last year. In the 2008 sample, the universe is restricted to non-visitor females age 12 and older who had a birth last year.

The data for 1987 and 1998 are calculated from separate input variables for male and female children.

Comparability — Morocco [top]

The 1982 and 2004 samples are top-coded at 2 or more.

The universe differs marginally between samples. In the 1982 and 2004 sample, the question is asked of ever-married women age 50 or younger who had a birth last year. In the 1994 sample, the universe is restricted to ever-married women between 10 and 50 years of age who had a birth last year.

Comparability — Mozambique [top]

The universe varies significantly across samples: the 1997 census addressed the question only to women age 12 to 50, while the 2007 sample includes all female residents age 12 and older.

For both samples the data are constructed from separate variables for boys and girls.

Comparability — Palestine [top]

Only ever-married females were asked the census question. The universe changes slightly over time. In the 1997 sample, the question is asked of ever-married women age 12 and older who had a birth last year. In the 2007 sample, the universe consists of ever-married women between 12 and 59 years old who had a birth last year, except those in Jerusalem annexed by Israel in 1967.

Comparability — Rwanda [top]

Data for Rwanda were calculated from multiple input variables in each census year.

The 2002 and 2012 data are top-coded at 3 or more children: the top-code of the two input variables.

Comparability — Sierra Leone [top]

Only ever-married females were asked the census question. The data only report survival of the most recent birth in the last year, without regard for multiple births.

Comparability — South Sudan [top]

The question is asked of women age 12 to 54 and is top-coded at 2 children or more.

Comparability — Sudan [top]

Only ever-married females were asked the census question.

Comparability — Tanzania [top]

The 2012 samples are top-coded at 5 and above. The sample aimed to get the fertility rate in the country by asking about the number of children born alive in the last 12 months and who are still alive.

Comparability — Togo [top]

The number of births is top-coded at two or more.

Comparability — Trinidad and Tobago [top]

BIRTHSURV is available for 2011 only. The variable is constructed from separate variables measuring births last year and children born last year who died. Births last year is top-coded at two or more, and children born last year who have died is top-coded at one or more. As a result, a small number of cases with code 1 for BIRTHSURV may have more than one child born in the last year who is surviving.

Comparability — Zambia [top]

The universe varies slightly across samples. In 1990 and 2000, the question was asked of women age 12-49 regardless of household membership status. In 2010, the question was asked of women age 12-49 who were present residents or visitors only (i.e. absent members were not in the universe). The 1990 and 2000 enumeration instructions indicate that this question should have been asked only of present household members and visitors, but BIRTHSURV is reported for almost all absent household members; they are included in the universe.

This variable is calculated from several input variables. In the 2000 sample, a small number of cases (less than 25) were top-coded at 1 for two of the input variables for confidentiality reasons. In these cases, the values in BIRTHSURV will be incorrect.

Universe

  • Benin 2002: Female residents age 10+ with a birth last year
  • Benin 2013: Female residents age 10+ with a birth last year
  • Botswana 2001: Females age 12 to 49 with a birth last year except institutionalized non-residents
  • Botswana 2011: Females age 12 to 49 with a birth last year except institutionalized non-residents
  • Brazil 2010: Females age 10+ with a birth last year
  • Ecuador 2010: Females age 12+ with a birth last year
  • Ethiopia 1984: Resident females age 10+
  • Iran 2006: Ever-married females age 10 to 54 with a birth last year
  • Iran 2011: Ever-married females age 10 to 54 with a birth last year
  • Jamaica 1991: Females age 14 to 64 not attending school fulltime with a birth last year
  • Liberia 2008: Females age 12 to 54 with a birth last year
  • Malawi 1987: Females age 10+ with a birth last year
  • Malawi 1998: Females age 12+ with a birth last year
  • Malawi 2008: Non-visitor females age 12+ with a birth last year
  • Morocco 1982: Ever-married females age 50 or younger with a birth last year
  • Morocco 1994: Ever-married females age 10 to 50 with a birth last year
  • Morocco 2004: Ever-married females age 50 or younger with a birth last year
  • Mozambique 1997: Female residents age 12 to 50 with a birth last year
  • Mozambique 2007: Female residents age 12+
  • Nicaragua 1971: Females age 15 to 49 with a birth last year
  • Palestine 1997: Ever-married females age 12+ with a birth last year
  • Palestine 2007: Ever-married females age 12 to 59, not in Jerusalem annexed by Israel in 1967, with a birth last year
  • Panama 2010: Females age 12 to 49 with a birth last year
  • Paraguay 1972: Females age 15+ who ever gave birth
  • Rwanda 1991: Non-visitor females age 12+ with a birth last year
  • Rwanda 2002: Non-visitor females age 12+ with a birth last year
  • Rwanda 2012: Females age 12+ with a birth last year
  • Sierra Leone 2004: Females age 10 to 54 with a birth last year
  • South Sudan 2008: Females age 12 to 54
  • Sudan 2008: Ever-married females age 12 to 54 with a birth last year
  • Tanzania 2012: Females age 12 to 49 with a birth last year
  • Togo 2010: Female residents age 12+ with a birth last year
  • Trinidad and Tobago 2011: Females age 14 to 54 in private households living in Trinidad and Tobago who gave birth last year
  • Turkey 1985: Ever-married females age 12 to 49 with a birth last year
  • Zambia 1990: Females age 12 to 49 with a birth last year
  • Zambia 2000: Females age 12 to 49 with a birth last year
  • Zambia 2010: Present resident and visitor females age 12 to 49 with a birth last year

Availability

  • Benin: 2002, 2013
  • Botswana: 2001, 2011
  • Brazil: 2010
  • Ecuador: 2010
  • Ethiopia: 1984
  • Iran: 2006, 2011
  • Jamaica: 1991
  • Liberia: 2008
  • Malawi: 1987, 1998, 2008
  • Morocco: 1982, 1994, 2004
  • Mozambique: 1997, 2007
  • Nicaragua: 1971
  • Palestine: 1997, 2007
  • Panama: 2010
  • Paraguay: 1972
  • Rwanda: 1991, 2002, 2012
  • Sierra Leone: 2004
  • South Sudan: 2008
  • Sudan: 2008
  • Tanzania: 2012
  • Togo: 2010
  • Trinidad and Tobago: 2011
  • Turkey: 1985
  • Zambia: 1990, 2000, 2010