1982 National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), Cycle
III (Women Aged 15-44)
This is the third in a series of surveys conducted periodically by the National Center for Health Statistics on topics related to childbearing, contraceptive practice, and related aspects of maternal and child health. A probability sample of 7,969 U.S. women aged 15-44 was interviewed. In the original NSFG data tape, there were two kinds of records: respondent data for each woman, and pregnancy- interval data, based on information about each pregnancy. The DAAPPP file is an extract of the public use tape. The extract focuses on those variables most salient to the teenage portion of the lifespan - sexual debut, sexual behavior, contraceptive practice - and on those variables related to use of family planning services. Two hundred nine variables were selected from the respondent-level data. In addition, 37 interval-level variables were included from the data on the first pregnancy interval for all women who had data on a first pregnancy. These two types of data were merged to create a file with 7,969 cases.
Note for users of DAAPPP Data Sets #01-B1
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