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United States National Survey of Family Growth 2006-2010


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

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.