Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
The NSFG Cycle IV telephone reinterviews have been divided into two files. The Respondent File (Part 1) contains one record for each woman in the survey, while the Interval File (Part 2) contains one record for each completed pregnancy experienced by a woman in the survey. An interval can be defined as any of the following: the time between a first intercourse at last contact (in 1988) and a pregnancy that ended after last contact, or the time between a pregnancy that ended before last contact and one that was in progress at the time of the interview. Part 1 offers data on the respondent's marital history/update, education, family background, sex education, births and pregnancies, first sexual intercourse, sterilizing operations, contraceptive history/update, family planning services, infertility services, births intended and expected, adoption, sexually transmitted diseases/AIDS, religion, race/ethnicity, employment/occupation, income, and insurance. Part 2 supplies information on outcomes of pregnancies and other pregnancy-related information, use of birth control methods during intervals, and "wantedness" of pregnancies.
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle IV, 1990 Telephone Reinterview. ICPSR06643-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1995. doi:10.3886/ICPSR06643.v1
Persistent URL: http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06643.v1
This survey was funded by:
- (1) National Center for Health Statistics, (2) National Institute of Child Health and Human Development, (3) National Institutes of Health, and (4) Office of Population Affairs. Office of the Assistant Secretary of Health.
Scope of Study
Subject Terms: adoption, birth, birth control, birth expectations, families, family background, family planning, family size, fertility, marital status, pregnancy, reproductive history, sex education, womens health care
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Universe: The noninstitutionalized population of women 15-44 years of age in the United States, regardless of marital status.
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
(1) Data for CYCLE I, 1973 (ICPSR 7898), CYCLE II, 1976 (ICPSR 7902, 8181), CYCLE III, 1982 (ICPSR 8328), CYCLE IV, 1988 (ICPSR 9473), and CYCLE V, 1995 (ICPSR 6960) are also available from ICPSR. (2) Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS. (3) The codebook is provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.
Sample: Of the 5,686 women interviewed in 1990, 5,359 were respondents who had been interviewed in 1988, and 327 were first-time interviewees aged 15-17 from the civilian, noninstitutionalized population. Black women were oversampled to yield reliable estimates by race.
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Original ICPSR Release: 1996-03-06
- 2006-01-18 File CB6643.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.
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