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: 6489
  • Weights: Self-weighting
  • Contents: Complete pregnancy and marriage histories, fertility preferences and contraception, socio-economic background
  • Supplementary surveys: Household members (n = 42,510, self-weighting)


Guizhou Province belongs to the Yunnan-Guizhou Plateau. It has many minority people in the mountain areas of the southwest part of the country. At the end of 1986, the population was 30.08 million. Having pleasant weather and abundant resources such as coal, timber, water supply, aluminum, mercury, etc., Guizhou produces some light industrial products such as cigarettes and liquor, etc., that are famous domestically and abroad. However, transportation is not convenient and the production level is relatively low. In 1986, the gross output value in industry and agriculture was 18.74 billion yuan. Contribution to the national income was 12.12 billion yuan, and per capita income was 406 yuan.