National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle V, 1995 (ICPSR 6960)

Published: Jan 8, 2009

Principal Investigator(s):
United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics


Version V2

1995 NSFG

The NSFG Cycle V interviews 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 one 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 respondents' marital histories, education, family background, sex education, births and pregnancies, first sexual intercourse, sterilizing operations, contraceptive histories, family planning services, infertility services, births -- intended and unexpected, adoption, sexually transmitted diseases/AIDS, religion, race/ethnicity, employment/occupation, income, and insurance. Part 2 supplies data on outcomes of pregnancies and other pregnancy-related information, use of birth control methods during intervals, and "wantedness" of pregnancies.

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 V, 1995. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2009-01-08.

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United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Institutes of Health. Eunice Kennedy Shriver National Institute of Child Health and Human Development

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Office of Public Health and Science. Office of Population Affairs

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Administration for Children and Families

In preparing the data files 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.

1988 -- 1995

Additional information about the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) can be found at the NSFG Web site.

Due to certain limitations in Stata, value labels are not included for occupation variables. For more information on the value labels for these variables, please refer to "Appendix 3 -- Occupation and Industry Codes" in the User Guide.

Many date variables are given as century months. Please refer to the "Date Codes" section of the User Guide for a more detailed explanation regarding the calculation of century months.

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 IV, 1990 TELEPHONE REINTERVIEW (ICPSR 6643) are also available from ICPSR.

A national probability sample of 14,000 women aged 15-44 was chosen from households that had participated in NATIONAL HEALTH INTERVIEW SURVEY, 1993 (ICPSR 6534). Black and Hispanic women were oversampled.

The civilian noninstitutionalized population of women 15-44 years of age in the United States, regardless of marital status.


personal interviews

survey data

computer-assisted personal interview (CAPI)



2009-01-08 For this study, the full product-suite of files including SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files, SPSS and Stata system files, a SAS transport (CPORT) file, and a tab-delimited ASCII data file have been added, and the documentation has been updated.

2000-08-28 The codebooks, user guide, and data collection instruments for this study have been converted to Portable Document Format (PDF).

2006-01-18 File UG6960.ALL.PDF was removed from any previous datasets and flagged as a study-level file, so that it will accompany all downloads.

1997-08-15 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 variable labels and/or value labels.
  • Standardized missing values.
  • Created online analysis version with question text.
  • Checked for undocumented or out-of-range codes.

Please refer to the User Guide for a detailed explanation of the weight variables given in this dataset.


  • The public-use data files in this collection are available for access by the general public. Access does not require affiliation with an ICPSR member institution.

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