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United States National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2010

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General Info
Geography 
Coverage type 
Country
Time period covered 
01/2006 - 12/2010
Series or system 
United States National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG)
Data type
Survey:
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative
Summary 

The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is a survey based on a nationally representative sample of the household population of the United States, aged 15-44. The 2006-2010 NFGS produced estimates concerning: factors affecting pregnancy (including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility); the medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth; marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and adoption; adoption and care of non-biological children; involvement of fathers; attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage.

The 2006-2010 NFGS was the first time the survey was fielded with a continuous design. Data collection was completed using computer assisted personal interviewing (CAPI) and audio computer-assisted self-interview (ACASI) was utilized for one section to give privacy to respondents. Black, Hispanic, teenage, and female respondents were sampled at higher rates than others.

Citation
Publication year 
2011
Suggested citation 

National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), University of Michigan, Institute for Social Research, Eunice Shriver Kennedy National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHD), Office of Population Affairs (OPA), Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (OASPE), Children's Bureau of the Administration of Children and Families (ACF). United States National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2010. Hyattsville, United States: National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), 2011.