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Study Report

Study Number: QP-008-003-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1976

Subject Area: Family Planning and Fertility

Bibliographic Citation: National survey of family growth, cycle II, 1976: interval file.  [machine-readable data file] / U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics  [principal investigator(s)] / Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research  [distributor].

Originating Archive Number: 8181

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy.

Abstract: The National Survey of Family Growth was designed to provide data on fertility, family planning, and related aspects of maternal and child health. Fieldwork for Cycle II was carried out between January and September of 1976. Interviews were conducted with a multistage probability sample of women living in the coterminous United States, aged 15-44 years inclusive, who were either currently married, previously married, or never married but had offspring presently living in the household. Approximately 33,000 households were screened to identify the sample of women eligible for the survey. The interval file contains detailed information collected from the 8,611 respondents about their pregnancy histories including the date, outcome and order of all pregnancies, single or multiple births, sex, weight, residence, mortality, breastfeeding of infants, and information on the respondent's periods of non-intercourse, contraceptive methods used, and regularity of use. The file consists of approximately 80 variables and 23,042 records, one record for each pregnancy reported by the sample women. The record length is 200 characters. Other information about the respondent may be found in the NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH: COUPLE FILE released earlier. The Couple File contains many summary measures of fertility derived from the Interval File.

SUBJECT TERMS: abortion. birth control. divorce. domestic affairs. family. fertility. health. life cycle and events. marriage. quality of life. sexual attitudes. social attitudes and behavior. women. United States.

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