1983-85 Pennsylvania Study of Family Survey File
Investigators: Roberta Herceg-Baron

The fourth in a series of related studies, this Data Set surveys women who had discontinued family planning clinic services. Observations include data on educational and work background of the women surveyed, birth control history, clinics used by the women, and the reasons for discontinuation. The target population was defined as family planning clients in the FPC or MFH systems with the following characteristics: initial clinic visit after 7/01/80; last recorded visit before 6/30/83; not sterile or menopausal at last visit; not using family planning services for pregnancy testing; contact permitted; and not a transient client. The planned sample size was 600, with 400 from the FPC, and 200 from the MFH. The sampling frame was the set of all patients who were noted on their clinic's drop list. Records were sampled systematically at clinic sites, and the sample design was consequently a stratified sampling scheme. The actual interviews were conducted by trained personnel over the phone.

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