1979 U.S.-Mexico Border Survey
Investigators: Jack C. Smith

The United States-Mexico Border Health Association conducted this survey on the utilization of family planning and maternal health services among households in the area in 1979. Data include information on fertility, family planning, maternal and child health, alcohol consumption, smoking, and knowledge of contraception. Some general descriptive information about the area surveyed is also included. Conducted during the period June-September 1979, a sample of households was chosen from all households in 51 selected counties in the four U.S. border states of Texas, New Mexico, Arizona and California. The survey questionnaire, administered in personal interview, had two parts: a household questionnaire and an individual questionnaire. All interviewers were bilingual females. The DAAPPP file includes 2,135 females aged 15-44.

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