National Survey of Family Growth

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National Survey of Family Growth - (2006-2010) Female Respondent File

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is designed and administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with several other federal agencies (see Acknowledgements). The NSFG has been conducted seven times since 1973. The purpose of the survey is to produce national estimates of:

-Factors affecting pregnancy, including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility;
-The medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth;
-Factors affecting marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and adoption;
-Adoption and caring for nonbiological children
-Father involvement behaviors, and
-Men's and women's attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage.

The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these topics. The survey results are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other research and policy organizations to plan health services and health education programs, and to do statistical studies on the topics listed above.

For the 2006-2010 NSFG, statistical design, interviewing, and data processing have been conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR), under a contract with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in collaboration with the NCHS NSFG team led by William Mosher (Project Officer).

The 2006-2010 NSFG survey represents a shift from periodic surveys to continuous interviewing, with interviews being conducted 48 weeks of every year for four years. This public use data file contains all interviews conducted from June 2006-June 2010. In-person interviews were conducted with 12,279 women 15-44 years of age and 10,403 men 15-44 years of age for a total sample size of 22,682.

National Survey of Family Growth - (2006-2010) Male Respondent File

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is designed and administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with several other federal agencies (see Acknowledgements). The NSFG has been conducted seven times since 1973. The purpose of the survey is to produce national estimates of:

-Factors affecting pregnancy, including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility;
-The medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth;
-Factors affecting marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and adoption;
-Adoption and caring for nonbiological children
-Father involvement behaviors, and
-Men's and women's attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage.

The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these topics. The survey results are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other research and policy organizations to plan health services and health education programs, and to do statistical studies on the topics listed above.

For the 2006-2010 NSFG, statistical design, interviewing, and data processing have been conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR), under a contract with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in collaboration with the NCHS NSFG team led by William Mosher (Project Officer).

The 2006-2010 NSFG survey represents a shift from periodic surveys to continuous interviewing, with interviews being conducted 48 weeks of every year for four years. This public use data file contains all interviews conducted from June 2006-June 2010. In-person interviews were conducted with 12,279 women 15-44 years of age and 10,403 men 15-44 years of age for a total sample size of 22,682.

National Survey of Family Growth - (2006-2010) Pregnancy File

These surveys were based on personal interviews completed with 22,682 respondents. The main purpose of the NSFG surveys have been to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals. The 2006-2010 NSFG survey represents a shift from periodic surveys to continues interviewing, with interviews being conducted 48 weeks of every year for 4 years. This public use data file contains all interviews conducted from June 2006-June 2010.

The pregnancy file uses each pregnancy mentioned by a respondent as the unit of analysis and contains detailed pregnancy histories and wantedness of pregnancies, as well as selected respondent characteristics.

Using the common identification number (CASEID), and the pregnancy number (PREGORDR), the interval and respondent files can be merged to produce a file containing both respondent information and pregnancy information. The resulting file can be either respondent-based or interval-based. The ARDA used the interval-based format for the data set.

National Survey of Family Growth - (2011-2013) Female Respondent File

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is designed and administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with several other federal agencies (see Acknowledgements). Since the NSFG began in 1973, there have been eight data release files. The purpose of the survey is to produce national estimates of:

- Factors affecting pregnancy, including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility;
- The medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth;
- Factors affecting marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and adoption;
- Adoption and caring for nonbiological children
- Father involvement behaviors, and
- Men's and women's attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage.

The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these topics. The survey results are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other research and policy organizations to plan health services and health education programs, and to do statistical studies on the topics listed above.

For the 2011-2013 NSFG, statistical design, interviewing, and data processing have been conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR), under a contract with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in collaboration with the NCHS NSFG. William Mosher served as Project Officer and Joyce Abma as Alternate Project Officer for the 2011-2013 data collection.

National Survey of Family Growth - (2011-2013) Male Respondent File

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is designed and administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with several other federal agencies (see Acknowledgements). Since the NSFG began in 1973, there have been eight data release files. The purpose of the survey is to produce national estimates of:

-Factors affecting pregnancy, including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility;
-The medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth;
-Factors affecting marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and adoption;
-Adoption and caring for nonbioogical children
-Father involvement behaviors, and
-Men's and women's attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage.

The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these topics. The survey results are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other research and policy organizations to plan health services and health education programs, and to do statistical studies on the topics listed above.

For the 2011-2013 NSFG, statistical design, interviewing, and data processing have been conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR), under a contract with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in collaboration with the NCHS NSFG. William Mosher served as Project Officer and Joyce Abma as Alternate Project Officer for the 2011-2013 data collection.

National Survey of Family Growth - (2011-2013) Pregnancy File

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is designed and administered by the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), an agency of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, in collaboration with several other federal agencies (see Acknowledgements). Since the NSFG began in 1973, there have been eight data release files. The purpose of the survey is to produce national estimates of:

-Factors affecting pregnancy, including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility;
-The medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth;
-Factors affecting marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and adoption;
-Adoption and caring for nonbioogical children
-Father involvement behaviors, and
-Men's and women's attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage.

The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these topics. The survey results are used by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and other research and policy organizations to plan health services and health education programs, and to do statistical studies on the topics listed above.

For the 2011-2013 NSFG, statistical design, interviewing, and data processing have been conducted by the University of Michigan's Institute for Social Research (ISR), under a contract with the National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), in collaboration with the NCHS NSFG. William Mosher served as Project Officer and Joyce Abma as Alternate Project Officer for the 2011-2013 data collection.

National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 5 (1995) Pregnancy File

These surveys were based on personal interviews conducted in the homes of a national sample of women 15-44 years of age in the civilian, non-institutionalized population of the United States. The main purpose of the survey was to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals.

The pregnancy file uses each pregnancy mentioned by a respondent as the unit of analysis and contains detailed pregnancy histories and wantedness of pregnancies, as well as selected respondent characteristics. The recodes were created to simpify analyses, and are provided for key variables in virtually every topic.

Using the common identification number (CASEID), and the pregnancy number (PREGORDR), the interval and respondent files can be merged to produce a file containing both respondent information and pregnancy information. The resulting file can be either respondent-based (up to 10,847 records) or interval-based (up to 21,332 records).

National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 5 (1995) Respondent File

These surveys were based on personal interviews conducted in the homes of a national sample of women 15-44 years of age in the civilian, noninstitutionalized population of the United States. The main purpose of the survey was to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals.

The respondent file uses each respondent as the unit of analysis and contains detailed fertility and contraceptive, as well as extensive respondent demographics and personal histories. The recodes were created to simpify analyses, and are provided for key variables in virtually every topic.

Using the common identification number (CASEID), and the pregnancy number (PREGORDR), the interval and respondent files can be merged to produce a file containing both respondent information and pregnancy information. The resulting file can be either respondent-based (up to 10,847 records) or interval-based (up to 21,332 records).

National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Female Respondent File

These surveys were based on personal interviews completed with 12,571 respondents 15-44 years of age--7,643 females and 4,928 males. The main purpose of the NSFG surveys have been to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals. Cycle 6 expands upon this mission by interviewing male respondents for the first time.

The female respondent file uses each female respondent as the unit of analysis and contains detailed fertility histories, social characteristics, and personal histories of each respondent (including religion variables), as well as selected characteristics of each respondent's pregnancy history. The recodes were created to simpify analyses, and are provided for key variables in virtually every topic.

Using the common identification number (CASEID), and the pregnancy number (PREGORDR), the interval and respondent files can be merged to produce a file containing both respondent information and pregnancy information. The resulting file can be either respondent-based (up to 12,571 records) or interval-based (up to 13,593 records).

National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Male Respondent File

These surveys were based on personal interviews completed with 12,571 respondents 15-44 years of age and comprising 7,643 females and 4,928 males. The main purpose of the NSFG surveys has been to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals. Cycle 6 expands upon this mission by interviewing male respondents for the first time.

The female respondent file uses each female respondent as the unit of analysis and contains detailed fertility histories, social characteristics, and personal histories of each respondent (including religion variables), as well as selected characteristics of each respondent's pregnancy history. The recodes were created to simpify analyses, and are provided for key variables in virtually every topic.

Using the common identification number (CASEID), and the pregnancy number (PREGORDR), the interval and respondent files can be merged to produce a file containing both respondent information and pregnancy information. The resulting file can be either respondent-based (up to 12,571 records) or interval-based (up to 13,593 records).

National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 6 (2002) Pregnancy File

These surveys were based on personal interviews completed with 12,571 respondents 15-44 years of age--7,643 females and 4,928 males. The main purpose of the NSFG surveys have been to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals. Cycle 6 expands upon this mission by interviewing male respondents for the first time.

The pregnancy file uses each pregnancy mentioned by a respondent as the unit of analysis and contains detailed pregnancy histories and wantedness of pregnancies, as well as selected respondent characteristics. The recodes were created to simpify analyses, and are provided for key variables in virtually every topic.

Using the common identification number (CASEID), and the pregnancy number (PREGORDR), the interval and respondent files can be merged to produce a file containing both respondent information and pregnancy information. The resulting file can be either respondent-based (up to 12,571 records) or interval-based (up to 13,593 records).

National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Female Respondent File

These surveys were based on personal interviews completed with 4,524 respondents. The main purpose of the NSFG surveys have been to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals. Cycle 7 utilized continuous interviewing, in which interviewers gather data on a year round basis, with data exported every few years. This is the first data export from cycle 7.

National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Male Respondent File

These surveys were based on personal interviews completed with 4,524 respondents. The main purpose of the NSFG surveys have been to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals. Cycle 7 utilized continuous interviewing, in which interviewers gather data on a year round basis, with data exported every few years. This is the first data export from cycle 7.

National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Pregnancy File

These surveys were based on personal interviews completed with 4,524 respondents. The main purpose of the NSFG surveys have been to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals. Cycle 7 utilized continuous interviewing, in which interviewers gather data on a year round basis, with data exported every few years. This is the first data export from cycle 7.

The pregnancy file uses each pregnancy mentioned by a respondent as the unit of analysis and contains detailed pregnancy histories and wantedness of pregnancies, as well as selected respondent characteristics.

Using the common identification number (CASEID), and the pregnancy number (PREGORDR), the interval and respondent files can be merged to produce a file containing both respondent information and pregnancy information. The resulting file can be either respondent-based (up to 4,524 records) or interval-based (up to 12,221 records). The ARDA used the interval-based format for the data set.

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