National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle II, 1976: Couple File (ICPSR 07902)
Alternate Title: 1976 NSFG: Couple File
Principal Investigator(s): United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
This data collection contains information on fertility, family planning, and related aspects of maternal and child health for 8,611 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 1976. 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. This release of Cycle II of the 1976 Survey of Family Growth data contains extensive information on respondents' methods of family planning, prenatal and postnatal health care, family size preferences, and child care usage. Other demographic variables provide information on respondent's family, marital, and employment histories, date of birth, race, ethnicity, religion, education, occupation, and income. Additional information about the respondents can be found in the related collection, NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE II, 1976: INTERVAL FILE (ICPSR 8181).
These data are freely available.
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United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics. National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle II, 1976: Couple File . ICPSR07902-v2. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2008-11-26. http://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07902.v2
Persistent URL: https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07902.v2
Scope of Study
Geographic Coverage: United States
Date of Collection:
Data Types: survey data
Data Collection Notes:
This study also collected data on approximately 26 pregnancy intervals which are not included in this release of the study, although this release does contain many summary measures of fertility derived from the interval file. Users who wish to use the detailed information from the pregnancy interval file may contact ICPSR to obtain that data.
See also the related collections, NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE II, 1976: INTERVAL FILE (ICPSR 8181), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE I, 1973 (ICPSR 7898), 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).
Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.
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.
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.
Original ICPSR Release: 1984-03-18
- 2008-11-26 This study has been updated to include SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files as well as SAS transport, SPSS system, and Stata system files.
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