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National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), 2006 - 2010

Topic/focus:  Behavior, General Health and Nutrition
Year(s):  2006 - 2010
Source:  National Center for Health Statistics
Study and sample characteristics:  In-home interview
Universe:  Women of all marital statuses between the ages of 15 and 44
Variables:  3000+
Access:  Publically available
Cost:  Free
Key web links:  National Survey of Family Growth
Primary Institutional Contact:  EDRC Coordinator (tchelius@mcw.edu)

Summary:  The National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) is designed and administered by NCHS,  in collaboration with several other federal agencies. The NSFG has been conducted 7 times since 1973. The purpose of the survey is to produce national estimates of: 1) factors affecting pregnancy, including sexual activity, contraceptive use, and infertility; 2) the medical care associated with contraception, infertility, and childbirth; 3) factors affecting marriage, divorce, cohabitation, and adoption; 4) adoption and caring for nonbiological children; 5) father involvement behaviors; and 6) men’s and women’s attitudes about sex, childbearing, and marriage.

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