1960-1992 National and State Data Files on Adolescent
Fertility, Assembled by Child Trends
The 1960-1992 National and State Data Files on Adolescent Fertility, Assembled by Child Trends is a compilation of secondary data on adolescent and young women's fertility in the United States. Data are provided in two separate Data Sets. The National Data File, Data Set L8, provides statistics on the number of births, non-marital births, abortions, pregnancies, and first births; rates of birth, non-marital birth, low birth weight, and infant mortality; the percentage of never-married women; and the incidence of third trimester (late) or no prenatal care. Data Set L8 contains 418 variables grouped by age range and ethnicity; the year of data collection serves as the case identification number. The State Data File, Data Set L9, provides statistics for the 50 states and Washington, DC spanning the years 1960 through 1992. Variables in the state data file include number of births, first births, non-marital births, and abortions; birth, pregnancy, and abortion rates per 1,000 women; and the number and percentage of AFDC mothers. Data Set L9 contains 443 variables organized by age range and ethnicity; the state ID code serves as the case identification number.