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United States National Survey of Family Growth 1976

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/1976 - 08/1976
Series or system 
United States National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The 1976 National Survey of Family Growth was based on a multistage probability sample of 8,611 women 15-44 years of age living in the coterminous United States  who were either married, previously married, or who were never married but had offspring presently living in the household. The 1976 NFGS produces estimates concerning: factors affecting pregnancy (including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility); the medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth; marriage and divorce; adoption and care of non-biological children; attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage.

The 1976 NSFG was the second cycle of the survey. Interviews were conducted in person by female interviewers.

Citation
Suggested citation 

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Westat, Inc. United States National Survey of Family Growth 1976. Hyattsville, United States: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC).