The following description of this survey appeared in the 1991 edition of ``Dynamic Database: A Catalogue of Survey Data Files'', Voorburg: International Statistical Institute

Basic Information

  • Name of survey: In-Depth Fertility Survey (Phase II)
  • Executive agency: State Statistical Bureau
  • Date of fieldwork: 1987
  • Universe: Ever-married women, 15-49
  • Coverage: Province, 100%
  • Size: 5751
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: Complete pregnancy and marriage histories, fertility preferences and contraception, socio-economic background
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 32,280, self-weighting)


Situated at the upper reaches of the Yellow River and in the northwest part of the country, Gansu is the province where the Inner Mongolian Plateau and the Qinhai-Tibet Plateau meet. At the end of 1986, the population was 20.71 million. The level of economic development was low. In 1986, the gross output value in industry and agriculture was 20.04 billion yuan. Contribution to the national income was 11.71 billion yuan, and per capita income was 570 yuan.