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Study Report

Study Number: QG-023-001-1-1-United States-ICPSR-1988

Subject Area: Medical and Health

Bibliographic Citation: National maternal and infant health survey, 1988.  [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: 9730

Access Status: Access limited to UW-Madison campus

Documentation: 1 volume hard copy, also machine-readable.

Abstract: This survey was designed to explore factors that cause negative pregnancy outcomes. Questions were asked of pregnant women concerning prenatal care, weight gain or loss during pregnancy, alcohol, cigarette, or drug use during pregnancy, and whether vitamin or mineral supplements were taken before or during pregnancy. In addition, questions were asked about the use of home pregnancy tests, exercise before and during pregnancy, medical care before, during, and after delivery, previous pregnancies and their outcomes, birth control use, and how the mother felt and behaved. Demographic information about the mother such as marital status, marital history, date of birth, state of birth, mother's weight at birth, weight changes before, during, and after pregnancy, height, race, education, work history, and place of residence was obtained. Information about the father includes items such as age, height, weight, education, and job status. In addition, family income questions were asked, as were questions about the health, care, and feeding of the baby. Information was also taken from birth certificates and fetal and infant death certificates.

SOURCE: self-enumerated questionnaires

UNIVERSE: Women between the ages of 15 and 49 who had a pregnancy in 1988.

SAMPLE: Stratified, systematic sampling from the 48 states, the District of Columbia, and New York City in 1988. For Part 2, the Texas--Hispanic Sample, all Texans from the national file were combined with an oversample of Texas Hispanics.

NOTE: Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and technical documentation in this collection in their original form as prepared by NCHS.

EXTENT OF COLLECTION: 2 data files.

RESTRICTIONS: In preparing the data tape(s) for this collection, the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) has removed direct identifiers and characteristics that might lead to identification of data subjects. As an additional precaution, NCHS requires, under section 308(d) of the Public Health Service Act (42 U.S.C. 242m), that data collected by NCHS not be used for any purpose other than statistical analysis and reporting. NCHS further requires that analysts not use the data to learn the identity of any persons or establishments and that the director of NCHS be notified if any identities are inadvertently discovered. ICPSR member institutions and other users ordering data from ICPSR are expected to adhere to these restrictions.

DATA TYPE: survey data, and administrative records data

DATA FORMAT: LRECL

TIME PERIOD: 1988

DATE OF COLLECTION: 1988

EXTENT OF PROCESSING BY ICPSR: BLANKS/ UNDOCCHK.PR/ CONCHK.PR/ MDATA/ NONNUM

RELATED PUBLICATIONS:

Brooks, Camilla. ''Pregnancy History Analysis: 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey.'' Jeng, L., R. Moore, R. Kaczmarek, et al. ''How Frequently Are Home Pregnancy Tests Used? Results From the 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey.'' BIRTH 18, 1 (1991), 11-13. Sanderson, M., P. Placek, and K. Keppel. ''The 1988 National Maternal and Infant Health Survey: Design, Content, and Data Availability.'' BIRTH 18, 1 (1991), 26-32.

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