1968 Study of Family Planning Services and the
Distribution of Black Americans
This study collected data from a 1969 Planned Parenthood and Office of Economic Opportunity report and from U.S. Bureau of the Census reports in order to investigate the relationships between a number of variables and the availability of family planning services. Data were collected to test the hypothesis that a proportion of blacks in a county would be associated with a greater availability of family planning-services. Additional independent variables included measures of poverty, fertility, urbanization, region, and other ethnic variables. The population consisted of 3,046 (out of 3,072) U.S. counties - Hawaii and Alaska were excluded.
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