National Natality Followback Survey [United States], 1972 (ICPSR 8112)

Published: Feb 16, 1992

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

https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08112.v1

Version V1

These data consist of a sample of the legitimate live births occurring in the United States in 1972. To gather the data, a sample of birth certificates was selected and questionnaires were mailed to the mothers, their physicians, and the hospitals where the births took place. The purposes of the survey were to assess the accuracy of birth certificates, to examine trends in births compared to earlier years, and to enlarge the range of information included in the vital registration system.

United States Department of Health and Human Services. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. National Center for Health Statistics. National Natality Followback Survey [United States], 1972. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1992-02-16. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR08112.v1

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1972

The original sample consisted of 6,505 births, 816 of which were reported or inferred to be illegitimate births and excluded from the sample.

All live-birth certificates in the United States in 1972.

mailback questionnaires and self-enumerated questionnaires

survey data

1984-03-18

1992-02-16

Notes

  • Data in this collection are available only to users at ICPSR member institutions.

  • The citation of this study may have changed due to the new version control system that has been implemented.
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