Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Contraception in Taiwan: First Province-Wide Fertility Survey (KAP I), 1965 (ICPSR 6862)

Published: Nov 4, 2005

Principal Investigator(s):
L.P. Chow; Hsiao-Chang Chen; Ming-Cheng Chang


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The first of six province-wide surveys of married women in Taiwan was conducted in 1965 to obtain information on women's knowledge of, attitudes toward, and practice of contraception. Information about family relations, fertility, family planning, date and sex of live births, number of pregnancies, and family demographics was gathered from 3,719 women between the ages of 20 and 44. Detailed information was also gathered regarding contraceptive use (past and present), including the side effects of and satisfaction with intrauterine devices (IUDs). Demographic items such as age, education, employment, and family history are included for both husband and wife.

Chow, L.P., Chen, Hsiao-Chang, and Chang, Ming-Cheng. Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Contraception in Taiwan: First Province-Wide Fertility Survey (KAP I), 1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2005-11-04.

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1965-10 -- 1966-01

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Stratified multistage probability sample.

Married women aged 20-44 years in nonaboriginal townships in Taiwan.

personal interviews

survey data



2005-11-04 On 2005-03-14 new files were added to one or more datasets. These files included additional setup files as well as one or more of the following: SAS program, SAS transport, SPSS portable, and Stata system files. The metadata record was revised 2005-11-04 to reflect these additions.


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