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

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


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.

Series: Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Contraception in Taiwan (KAP) Series

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Study Description


Chow, L.P., Hsiao-Chang Chen, and Ming-Cheng Chang. KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND PRACTICE OF CONTRACEPTION IN TAIWAN: FIRST PROVINCE-WIDE FERTILITY SURVEY (KAP I), 1965. ICPSR06862-v1. Taichung, Taiwan: Taiwan Provincial Institute of Family Planning [producer], 1965. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 1999.

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Scope of Study

Subject Terms:    attitudes, beliefs, birth control, cultural traditions, family background, family planning, family relations, fertility, knowledge (awareness), living arrangements, marriage, pregnancy, premarital sex, reproductive history, sexual behavior, women

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, Taiwan, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1965

Date of Collection:   

  • 1965-10--1966-01

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

The codebook and data collection instrument are provided as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file and the frequencies are provided as two PDF files. The PDF file format was developed by Adobe Systems Incorporated and can be accessed using PDF reader software, such as the Adobe Acrobat Reader. Information on how to obtain a copy of the Acrobat Reader is provided through the ICPSR Website on the Internet.


Sample:    Stratified multistage probability sample.

Data Source:

personal interviews


Original ICPSR Release:   1999-11-10

Version History:

  • 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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