The National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle 5,
This is the fifth in a series of periodic surveys of women designed to supplement the vital statistics of fertility and of family formation and dissolution with detailed information on the intermediate variables which shape these trends. Administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Department of Health and Human Services, the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) provides national estimates and an information base on factors affecting pregnancy including sexual activity, contraceptive use, infertility, sources of family planning services, and the health of women and infants. The 1995 NSFG obtained data from a national probability sample of 10,847 women, 15 to 44 years of age. Topics covered include: month and year of first intercourse; pregnancy, contraceptive, marital, and cohabitation histories, employment and occupation, child care, fecundity and sterility, prenatal medical care, family planning services, birth expectations, ethnicity, education, religion, income, and event histories of education, living arrangements, and work.
The 1995 NSFG data are divided into two files. The respondent file (Data Set #N8-O4) contains information from the Cycle V instrument using the individual respondent as the unit of analysis. Data set #N8-O4 contains 5,711 variables for 10,847 cases. The Interval file (Data Set #O5) uses the pregnancy as the unit of analysis and contains data for each pregnancy (regardless of the result) for all respondents. Data set #O5 includes 245 variables for 21,332 cases.