National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), Cycle 6

Topic/focus: Behavior, General Health and Nutrition
Year(s): 2002
Source: National Center for Health Statistics
Study and sample characteristics: In-home interview
Universe: Men and women of all marital statuses between the ages of 15 and 44
Variables: 1000+
Access: Publically available
Cost: Free
Key web links: National Survey of Family Growth
Primary Institutional Contact: EDRC Coordinator (

Summary: For each round of data collection, national samples of men and women 15-44 years of age were interviewed in person in their own homes. Analysis can be done for the four major census regions (Northeast, Midwest, South, and West) and for metropolitan and nonmetropolitan areas. The NSFG contains information on demographics, sexual activity, contraception, family planning, pregnancy, birth expectations, adoption, and health history, among others. See also NSFG, Cycles 1-5.