Knowledge, Attitudes, and Practice of Contraception in Taiwan: Third Province-Wide Fertility Survey (KAP III), 1970 (ICPSR 6864)

Principal Investigator(s): Sun, Te-Hsiung; Chang, Ming-Cheng


The third of six province-wide surveys of married women in Taiwan was conducted in 1970 to add to the information previously collected in 1965 (KAP I, ICPSR 6862) and 1967 (KAP II, ICPSR 6863) regarding women's knowledge of, attitudes toward, and practice of contraception. Data were again collected on family relations, fertility, and family planning. Changes in contraceptive knowledge and use were examined, and an additional sample of women married between 1967 and 1969 was added. Demographic information such as age, education, employment, and family history were collected for both husband and wife.

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

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Study Description


Sun, Te-Hsiung, and Ming-Cheng Chang. KNOWLEDGE, ATTITUDES, AND PRACTICE OF CONTRACEPTION IN TAIWAN: THIRD PROVINCE-WIDE FERTILITY SURVEY (KAP III), 1970. ICPSR06864-v1. Taichung, Taiwan: Taiwan Provincial Institute of Family Planning [producer], 1970. Ann Arbor, MI: Inter-university Consortium for Political and Social Research [distributor], 2002.

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Scope of Study

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

Geographic Coverage:    Asia, Taiwan, Global

Time Period:   

  • 1970

Date of Collection:   

  • 1970-01--1970-03

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

Data Type(s):    survey data

Data Collection Notes:

(1) Data in KAP III may be merged with the data collected in 1967 (KAP II). (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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