The Bolivia Demographic and Health Survey (Encuesta Nacional de Demografía y Salud 1989 - ENDSA) was carried out by the Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) with technical assistance from the Institute for Resource Development (IRD). The survey was part of the worldwide Demographic and Health Surveys Program supported by the United States Agency for lntemational Development. The purpose of the survey was to collect data on a national sample of women (and their children under five), from which estimates could be made regarding fertility levels and trends, fertility preferences, knowledge and use of family planning, indicators of maternal and child health, and infant and child mortality levels.
A nationally representative sample of 7923 women 15-49 years of age were interviewed in the Bolivia DHS survey (ENDSA) between February and July 1989. The information about child health is based on live births to these women during the preceding five years. For purposes of the survey, the sample was designed to provide representative estimates for the nine departments, with the exception of Beni and Pando which, due to their low population density, were treated as one entity. For this report, the departments were grouped according to region: La Paz, Oruro and Potosf in the Altiplano; Cochabamba, Tarija and Chuquisaca in the Valle; and Santa Cruz, Beni and Pando in the Llanos.
Kind of data
Sample survey data
Unit of analysis
- Children under five years
- Women age 15-49
Producers and sponsors
Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE)
Ministry of Planning and Coordination
Institute for Resource Development/Macro Systems, Inc
United State Agency for International Development
United Nations Children's Fund, Bolivia
Dates of collection
Mode of data collection
Other forms of data appraisal
Data Quality Tables
- Heaping of responses
- Under-reporting of Diarrhea
Note: See detailed tables in APPENDIX A of the survey report.
Use of the dataset must be acknowledged using a citation which would include:
- the Identification of the Primary Investigator
- the title of the survey (including acronym and year of implementation)
- the survey reference number
- the source and date of download
Bolivia Instituto Nacional de Estadística (INE) and Institute for Resource Development/Macro Systems, Inc.. Bolivia Demographic and Health Survey (DHS) 1989. Dataset downloaded from www.measuredhs.com on [date].
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