1983-85 Pennsylvania Study of Family Planning Discontinuation:
The second in a series of family planning studies (see DAAPPP Set Nos. 73, 75, and 76), the units of observation of this study are the family planning clinic visits of individual women on a visit by visit basis. The visit file includes data on counseling procedures, contraception practices, medical assistance coverage, referral sources, and childbearing histories of patients. Conducted from October 1983 through June 1985, patient visit abstracts (PVAs) from Automated Health Records of Philadelphia formed the bases of the study. The clinics involved are from two provider networks: the Maternal Family Health (MFH) representing a collection of counties in northeastern and northcentral Pennsylvania, and the Family Planning Council (FPC), representing southeastern Pennsylvania. Young women were oversampled; the stratified samples were subsampled to produce a representative (self-weighting) sample of 5% overall. For MFH, 22,909 visits by 4,990 women were included; for the FPC, 45,423 visits by 13,362 women were obtained.
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