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 (

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, chi