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National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) Series RSS

Investigator(s): National Center for Health Statistics

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), sponsored by the National Center for Health Statistics, United States Department of Health and Human Services, is a multipurpose survey based on personal interviews with a national sample of women (all cycles) and men (beginning with Cycle VI) 15-44 years of age in the civilian noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The Survey's main function is to collect data on factors affecting pregnancy and women's health in the United States. NSFG surveys were conducted in 1973 (Cycle I), 1976 (Cycle II), 1982 (Cycle III), 1988 and 1990 (Cycle IV), and 1995 (Cycle V) and 2002 (Cycle VI). The NSFG supplements and complements the data from the National Vital Statistics System on births, marriage and divorce, fetal death, and infant mortality. It is also a significant part of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention's public health surveillance for women, infants, and children -- particularly in regard to contraception, infertility, childbearing, and teenage pregnancy. Topics covered in the series include the number of children women have had and the number they expect to have in the future, intended and unintended births, first sexual intercourse and partners, marriage, cohabitation, impaired fecundity, sterilization operations, breastfeeding, maternity leave, child care, adoption, stepchildren, foster children, health insurance coverage, family planning, and health conditions and behavior, including smoking by women 15-44 years of age, HIV testing, pelvic inflammatory disease, and sex education. Beginning with Cycle VI corresponding issues for men were investigated.

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Most Recent Publications

2014
Guzzo, Karen Benjamin,  Hayford, Sarah R. Fertility and the stability of cohabiting unions: Variation by intendedness. Journal of Family Issues. 35, (4), 547-576.
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2014
Lansky, Amy,  Finlayson, Teresa,  Johnson, Christopher,  Holtzman, Deborah,  Wejnert, Cyprian,  Mitsch, Andrew,  Gust, Deborah,  Chen, Robert,  Mizuno, Yuko,  Crepaz, Nicole . Estimating the number of persons who inject drugs in the United States by meta-analysis to calculate national rates of HIV and Hepatitis C virus infections. PLoS One. 9, (5), e97596
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2013
Carlson, M.J.,  Vanorman, A.G.,  Pilkauskas, N.V. . Examining the antecedents of U.S. nonmarital fatherhood. Demography.
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2013
Cavazos-Rehg, Patricia A.,  Krauss, Melissa J.,  Spitznagel, Edward L.,  Schootman, Mario,  Cottler, Linda B.,  Bierut, Laura J. Characteristics of sexually active teenage girls who would be pleased with becoming pregnant. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 17, 470-476.
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2013
Leichliter, Jami S.,  Haderxhanaj, Laura T.,  Chesson, Harrell W.,  Aral, Sevgi O. Temporal trends in sexual behavior among men who have sex with men in the United States, 2002 to 2006-10. Journal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes.
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2013
Peytchev, Andy . Consequences of survey nonresponse. Annals of the American Academy of Political and Social Science. 645, (1), 88-111.
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2012
Brewster, Karin L.,  Tillman, Kathryn H. Sexual orientation and substance use among adolescents and young adults. American Journal of Public Health. 102, (6), 1168-1176.
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2012
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention . Sexual experience and contraceptive use among female teens - United States, 1995, 2002, and 2006-2010. Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report. 61, (17), 297-301.
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2012
Clear, Emily R.,  Williams, Corrine M.,  Crosby, Richard A. Female perceptions of male versus female intendedness at the time of teenage pregnancy. Maternal and Child Health Journal. 16, (9), 1862-1869.
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2012
Hall, K.S.,  Moreau, C.,  Trussell J. Determinants of and disparities in reproductive health service use among adolescent and young adult women in the United States, 2002-2008. American Journal of Public Health. 102, (2), 359-367.
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