1983-85 Pennsylvania Study of Family Planning Discontinuation: Patient File
Investigators: Roberta Herceg-Baron

This study is the third in a series of four studies documented by DAAPPP concerning family planning clinic discontinuation in Pennsylvania (see DAAPPP Data Set Nos. 73, 74, and 76). The unit of observation in this Data Set is the patient's file of visit data summarized on a patient basis. The patient file includes data on contraception and childbearing histories, clinic visits, visit coverage, and income and educational levels of respondents. Creation of the patient file relied entirely on information contained in the visit file for the two councils (see DAAPPP Data Set No. 74). The data source was a compilation of PVA's for each council. As with DAAPPP Data Set No. 74, young women were oversampled and a subsequent self-weighting sample of 5% overall was produced. A total of 4,990 women from the MFH and 13,362 women from the FPC are included in this Data Set.

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