Characteristics of the sample.

Type Report
Title Characteristics of the sample.
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 1995
85% of the household sample from the 1993 Romanian Reproductive Health Survey are composed of 1 family (90% in urban areas). 23% of households in rural areas are composed of 2 families, and 2% have over 2 families. Over 50% of households are comprised of 3-4 persons. Household size is smaller in Bucharest. The average household size is 4.1 persons (5 in rural areas and 3.7 in Bucharest). Persons per room average 1.6, and 80% of families live in 1-3 rooms. The average number of rooms per family is 2.8 (3.5 in rural areas). Almost 66% of households have a bathroom and flush toilet. About 50% have central heating. 38% have a telephone. Almost all households have televisions. Basic services are better in urban areas. The socioeconomic index is the computation of basic amenities and the availability of at least 4 rooms. 3.5% of households do not have any amenities. 15% have only one amenity. Households with 2-7 amenities include respectively 13%, 7%, 19%, 18%, 14%, and 11% of households. 39% of women are 15-24 years old (46% in rural areas). 6% do not have a primary education. Over 40% have completed secondary school. Bucharest has the highest number of better educated women (23%). Fertility is higher in rural areas, where 22% of rural women have 3 or more children, compared to only 12% in urban areas. Moldova has the highest number of households with a large family size (21%). 63% of women are currently married, and 4% are in a stable consensual union. 88% are Orthodox, 6% are Protestants, and 4% are Catholics. The ethnic composition is 90% native Romanians, 6% Hungarians, 3% Gypsies, and 1% other ethnic groups. Hungarians tend to live in Transylvania, and Gypsies live in Moldova and Transylvania. Women with higher socioeconomic status are concentrated in Bucharest. 59% of women are employed outside the household in urban areas (almost 66% in Bucharest) and only 30% in rural areas). 60% of women are married by the age of 24 years. 99% are married by 34 years. Younger age at marriage is more common in rural areas. The younger female population and the urban female population are better educated. Rural older women are the least educated

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