1994-1995 National Survey of Contraceptive Use
Among Women Having Abortions
The 1994-1995 National Survey of Contraceptive Use Among Women Having Abortions reports information from an Alan Guttmacher Institute survey detailing a broad range of characteristics of abortion patients, including socioeconomic status, religious affiliation, residence, childbearing intention, and contraceptive use prior to the pregnancy. The survey, part of a larger project to update contraceptive failure rates, obtained usable questionnaires from 9,985 respondents in a stratified national sample of 100 clinics, hospitals, and physicians' offices in all regions of the country. This data set includes 9,985 cases and 133 variables This information updates the findings from a similar 1987 survey of 9,480 abortion patients in a stratified national sample of 103 facilities. Data and documentation files for this previous study are also available from Sociometrics' Data Archive on Adolescent Pregnancy and Pregnancy Prevention (DAAPPP) as Data Set E7.