1969 U.S. National Natality Survey
Investigators: National Center for Health Statistics

The National Natality Surveys were conducted over a number of years between 1964 and 1980. The 1969 survey was designed primarily to collect information on pre- and post-natal care received by women and by their newborn infants. Additional information was obtained on certain socioeconomic and demographic characteristics. The initial source of data were certificates of live births. Every 1,000th white legitimate infant and every 500th legitimate non-white infant were sampled and questionnaires mailed to 3,611 mothers. The final response rate was 85%. Values for most missing data were imputed for those who did not respond as well as for an additional 55 births who were selected but not mailed questionnaires.

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