Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Contraception in Taiwan: Second Province-Wide Fertility Survey (KAP II), 1967 (ICPSR 6863)

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


The second of six province-wide surveys of married women in Taiwan was conducted in 1967 to examine changes since 1965 (see KAP I, ICPSR 6862) regarding knowledge of, attitudes toward, and practice of contraception. Data were again collected regarding family relations, fertility, and family planning, along with family demographics. In addition, detailed information was gathered on each pregnancy and on topics such as the total number of live births, fetal deaths, induced abortions, and sterilization. Demographic information such as age, education, employment, and family history who collected 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: SECOND PROVINCE-WIDE FERTILITY SURVEY (KAP II), 1967. ICPSR06863-v1. Taichung, Taiwan: Taiwan Provincial Institute of Family Planning [producer], 1967. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, Taiwan, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1967

Date of Collection:   

  • 1967-10--1967-11

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Data in KAP II may be linked with the data collected in 1970 (KAP III, ICPSR 6864). (2) The codebook and data collection instrument are provided by ICPSR as a Portable Document Format (PDF) file and the frequencies are provided as two PDF files.


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.
  • 2002-02-26 The codebook for this collection has been updated. It now includes a listing of the geographic variables that were removed from the dataset to preserve respondent privacy along with contact information to obtain access to these identifiers.

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