Data Sharing for Demographic Research
A data archive for demography and population sciences

National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle I, 1973 (ICPSR 7898) RSS

Alternate Title:  1973 NSFG

Principal Investigator(s):

Summary:

This data collection contains information on maternal and child health, family practices, and attitudes of 9,797 women aged 15-44 living in the coterminous United States who were either currently married, previously married, or never married but had offspring living in the household in 1973. The data have been utilized by the National Center for Health Statistics as the basis for a series of reports on the determinants and consequences of patterns of family formation and fertility in the United States in 1973. Extensive information was gathered from respondents about their pregnancies. They were asked about their family planning practices and consultations, prenatal and postnatal care, medical conditions, number of pregnancies and live births, problems experienced in conceiving, complicated pregnancies, sterilization, and medical checkup history. Data are also provided on respondents' desired number of children, birth expectations, and family size preferences. Other demographic variables provide information on respondents' family history, date of birth, race, ethnicity, religion, education, occupation, employment, and income.

Series: National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) Series

Access Notes

  • These data are freely available.

  • ICPSR Logo

    This study is provided by ICPSR. ICPSR provides leadership and training in data access, curation, and methods of analysis for a diverse and expanding social science research community.

Dataset(s)

DS0:  Study-Level Files
Documentation:
DS1:  Respondent File - Download All Files (66.3 MB)
Analyze Online:
SDA
DS2:  Interval File - Download All Files (89.1 MB)
Analyze Online:
SDA

Study Description

Citation

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle I, 1973. ICPSR07898-v1. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-10-08. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07898.v1

Persistent URL:

Export Citation:

  • RIS (generic format for RefWorks, EndNote, etc.)
  • EndNote XML (EndNote X4.0.1 or higher)

Scope of Study

Subject Terms:   adoption, birth, birth control, birth expectations, child health, families, family life, family planning, fertility, pregnancy, prenatal care, reproductive history, womens health care

Geographic Coverage:   United States

Time Period:  

  • 1973

Date of Collection:  

  • 1973-09

Unit of Observation:   individual

Universe:   Women 15-44 years of age who were married, previously married, or single with children of their own in the household.

Data Types:   survey data

Data Collection Notes:

See also the related collections, NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE II, 1976: INTERVAL FILE (ICPSR 8181), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE II, 1976: COUPLE FILE (ICPSR 7902), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE III, 1982 (ICPSR 8328), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE IV, 1988 (ICPSR 9473), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE IV: 1990 TELEPHONE INTERVIEW (ICPSR 6643), and NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE V, 1995 (ICPSR 6960).

Dates in this dataset are often given as century months. For more detailed information on how century months are calculated please see the "Date Codes" section of the codebook.

Variables EMP_JOBTYPE and H_EMP_JOBTYPE (both in the Respondent File) do not have value labels due to certain Stata restrictions. Please refer to the Occupational Classification section of the ICPSR Codebook for more information on the coding of the variables.

Please note that values in the data, which were originally coded as "blank" have been converted to system missing.

For additional information regarding the prestige scores used in the coding of variables EMP_PRESTIGE and H_EMP_PRESTIGE (both in the Respondent File), please see the Occupational Classification section of the ICPSR Codebook.

Methodology

Sample:   A multistage probability sample of women aged 15-44 living in the coterminous United States who were either currently married, previously married, or never married but had offspring living in the household in 1973.

Mode of Data Collection:   face-to-face interview

Response Rates:   Approximately eighty percent.

Extent of Processing:  ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection:

  • Created online analysis version with question text.

Version(s)

Original ICPSR Release:  

Version History:

  • 2008-10-08 This study has been updated to include SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files in addition to SAS transport, SPSS system, and Stata system files for both Respondent and Interval files.

Related Publications (see Notes)

Variables

Utilities

Metadata Exports

If you're looking for collection-level metadata rather than an individual metadata record, please visit our Metadata Records page.

Download Statistics