National Survey of Adolescents, 2004: Burkina Faso (ICPSR 22408)

Published: Jul 24, 2008

Principal Investigator(s):
Christine Ouedraogo, Institut Superieur des Sciences de la Population (Burkina Faso); Ann Biddlecom, Guttmacher Institute; Eliya Zulu, African Population and Health Research Center (Kenya)


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The National Survey Adolescents was launched in 2004 in four Sub-Saharan African countries--Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi, and Uganda--to provide detailed information on adolescent risk-taking and health-seeking behavior as related to HIV, STDs and unintended pregnancy. The study examined a range of factors (e.g., behavioral, sociocultural, economic) that could lead to increased vulnerability to risk. The study also encompassed knowledge of means of prevention, sources of trusted information and health care, and impediments to adolescents' abilities to apply their knowledge and take preventive action. The survey in Burkina Faso was administered between April and June 2004. Using a two-stage stratified sample design that selected households from rural and urban clusters, 5,400 households were listed for initial screening. After an initial interview in each household, individual surveys were administered in person to adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 who were de facto or de jure members of the household. This process collected 6,489 individual interviews with adolescents. Because of the sensitive nature of questions administered in the survey, informed consent forms were obtained from both parents/guardians and the respondents, and in all possible instances interviewers and respondents were paired by gender.

Ouedraogo, Christine, Biddlecom, Ann, and Zulu, Eliya. National Survey of Adolescents, 2004: Burkina Faso. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-07-24.

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (5R24HD043610)

Regions within Burkina Faso

2004-04 -- 2004-06

2004-04 -- 2004-06

Between April 2004 and June 2004 a two-stage cluster sample of 5,400 households were visited, from which a sample of 6,489 eligible adolescents were interviewed. Only adolescents that were de facto or de jure members of the household and between the ages of 12 and 19 were considered eligible.

All adolescents between the ages of 12 and 19 in Burkina Faso.



survey data

face-to-face interview

The overall response rate was 95.2 percent.



The individual case file has two weighting variables. The sample weight is "qweight" and is used for all respondents. If "qweight"=0, the case should not be included in analysis either because of incomplete data or possible redundancy. Before use with the data, the sample weight (qweight) should be divided by 1,000,000 before applying the weighting factor. The weight, "qwgt12", is a weight for respondents who also were selected for and answered Section 12 questions, since only one eligible adolescent per household was selected for those sensitive questions. When examining Section 12 questions, use only "qwgt12". Before using "qwgt12", it must also be divided by 1,000,000.


  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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This study was originally processed, archived, and disseminated by Data Sharing for Demographic Research (DSDR), a project funded by the Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD).