PAKISTAN DEMOGRAPHIC SURVEY - 2007

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Introduction

Traditional sources for vital statistics are the Civil Registration System (birth and death registration system) and population census. The Civil Registration System in Pakistan, as in several other developing countries appears to be highly deficient and inadequate to provide reliable birth and death statistics.

In the absence of efficient civil registration system and inability of decennial census to provide birth and death statistics, during the interregnal periods, several demographic surveys have been undertaken by the Federal Bureau of Statistics in the country since, early sixties either independently or in collaboration with other organizations. The current series of demographic surveys, known as Pakistan Demographic Survey (PDS) was launched in 1984. This report pertains to the data collected through PDS during 2006.

Objectives

The main objectives of the PDS survey are: - 

  1. to collect statistics of births and deaths in order to arrive at various measures of fertility and mortality for     Pakistan and its rural and urban areas;
  2. to estimate current rate of natural increase of population at national level.
  3. to collect information on other selected characteristics of population to asses the impact of family planning and other Socio-Economic development programs.

Sample Design

Universe: The Universe consists of all urban and rural areas of all four provinces of Pakistan defined as such by Population Census 1998, excluding FATA & Military restricted areas. The population of excluded areas constitutes about 3% of the total population.

Sampling Frame: Federal Bureau of Statistics has developed its own sampling frame for urban areas. Each city / town has been divided into a number of enumeration blocks (EBs). Each enumeration block consists of 200-250 households on the average with well-defined boundaries and maps. The lists of enumeration blocks was updated during 2003 and the list of villages/mouzas/dehs published /prepared by Population Census Organization (Population Census 1998) have been undertaken as sampling frame. Enumeration blocks and villages have been considered as primary sampling units (PSUs) for urban and rural domain respectively.

PDS 2007 Reports

Sr.No. Table Subject Page No.
Table 1 Population by age, sex and urban-rural residence 39
Table 2 Population by age, sex, marital status and urban-rural residence 44
Table 3 Number of households by size and urban-rural residence 59
Table 4 Live births by sex, age of mother and urban-rural residence 60
Table 5 Live births by sex, duration of marriage of mother and urban-rural residence 65
Table 6 Live births by birth order and age of mother 71
Table 7 Live births by birth order and age of mother at first marriage 76
Table 8 Live births by age of mother and birth interval 81
Table 9 Live births by month of occurrence, sex and urban-rural residence 86
Table 10 Live births by sex, age of mother, literacy and urban-rural residence 91
Table 11 Live births by sex, educational level of mother and urban-rural residence 96
Table 12 Infant deaths by sex, age and urban-rural residence. 101
Table 13 Infant deaths by age and month of occurrence 102
Table 14 Deaths by age, sex and urban-rural residence 103
Table 15 Deaths (10 years & above) by age, sex and marital status 108
Table 16 Deaths by age, sex and month of occurrence 111
Table 17 Deaths by age, sex, literacy and urban-rural residence 114
Table 18 Deaths by ( 10 years & above ) education level of deceased and urban-rural residence 116
Table 19 Percentage distribution of respondents by relationship to head of household and urban-rural residence 117
Table 20 Percentage distribution of population by sex, relationship to head of household and urban-rural residence 118
Table 21 Percentage distribution of live births by place of occurrence and age of mother 119
Table 22 Percentage distribution of live births by type of attendant at Birth and age of mother 120
Table 23 Percentage distribution of death occurred in medical institution by age, sex and urban-rural residence 121
Table 24 Percentage distribution of deaths by cause, sex and urban-rural residence 122
Table 25 Percentage distribution of deaths by age and cause 123