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United States National Survey of Family Growth 2011-2013


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2011 - 09/2013
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, ages 15-44. For the 2011-2013 NFGS, 4,815 men, and 5,601 women were interviewed to produce estimates on topics including: factors affecting pregnancy (including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility); medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth; marriage, divorce, and cohabitation; adoption and care of non-biological children; and attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage. 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.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Alcohol use, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Birth certificates, Birth control pills, Birth weight, Bladder cancer, Brain and nervous system cancers, Breast cancer, Breastfeeding, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cervix uteri cancer, Chlamydia, Colon and rectum cancers, Community health clinics, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Corpus uteri cancer, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Drug consumption, Education, Emergency care, Emergency contraception, Employment, Endometriosis, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Female infertility, Fertility, Fertility agents, Gonococcal infections, Gynecology, HPV, HPV vaccines, Health care access, Health care use, Health education, Health facilities, Health insurance, Health literacy, Hearing loss, Height, Hodgkin lymphoma, Homelessness, Hospitals, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Income, Injectable contraceptives, Intimate partner violence, Languages, Leukemia, Lifestyle risk factors, Limited mobility, Live births, Liver cancer, Living conditions, Male infertility, Marital status, Marriage age, Maternal age, Maternal conditions, Medicines, Melanoma, Menstruation, Mental and behavioral disorders, Military service, Mouth cancer, Multiple births, Non-Hodgkin lymphoma, Occupations, Outpatient facilities, Ovary cancer, Pancreas cancer, Pap smears, Pelvic inflammatory disease, Physical examinations, Place of delivery, Postnatal care, Pregnancy, Pregnancy complications, Prescriptions, Preterm birth, Private health facilities, Prostate cancer, Public health facilities, Public social assistance, Race, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, School enrollment, Screening mammography, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Stomach cancer, Syphilis, Thyroid cancer, Tobacco smoking, Trachea, bronchus, and lung cancers, Traditional birth control, VCT, Vision loss, Weight, Sexual violence