NSO Camarines Sur to Conduct the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey
The National Statistics Office Camarines Sur will conduct the 2013 National Demographic and Health Survey (NDHS) nationwide on August 12 to September 24 2013. It is the 10th in a series of demographic surveys undertaken at five-year intervals since 1968. Generally, this survey aims to provide information on fertility, family planning, and health in the country mainly for the use by the government in monitoring the progress of its programs on population, family planning and health. It also aims to collect data on awareness of tuberculosis, to determine the knowledge of women on HIV or AIDS virus and an access to HIV testing, and to determine the extent of violence against women. In the six (6) provinces of Bicol Region, there will be four (4) teams to conduct the survey. Each team is comprised of one (1) regular NSO employee a as Team Supervisor, one (1) hired Editor, and four (4) hired Field Interviewers. One of these four teams will come from Camarines Sur. They will cover about 800 households from 44 enumeration areas spread in the entire region. The NDHS will involve interviewing all women who are 15-49 years old or those in their reproductive age. They will be asked questions about their background, their children, reproductive health and other information which will be helpful to policy makers and administrators in the health and family planning sectors. The NSO Camarines Sur enjoins the cooperation of the public to support the said undertaking. It appeals to the local officials and more importantly to the sample households all over the province to support the survey by allowing the enumerators to conduct the interview and provide accurate information.