ERIC Number: ED044512
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
Need for Subsidized Family Planning Services: United States, Each State and County, 1968.
Planned Parenthood--World Population, New York, NY.
To provide federal, state, and local health agencies with information needed to achieve the national objectives of improving health, assisting families to escape poverty, and providing parents with freedom of choice in determining the number and spacing of their children, information was collected from 3,072 United States counties. Data from a variety of public and professional sources and from surveys conducted in 1969 requesting data on numbers of patients served are summarized into 34 categories of service, need, and demographic, health, and resource information, for selected counties, cities, states, or regions. In 1968 there were an estimated 5,367,000 medically indigent women of childbearing age in need of subsidized family planning services, but only 773,000 (less than 15 percent) were reported as patients in public and private health agencies offering planning services. Services were identified in 1,200 of the 3,072 counties with 200 counties serving 1,000 or more patients and the remaining 1,000 counties serving less than 500 patients. Approximately 41 percent of the patients received services from the public health department, 27 percent from public and voluntary hospitals, 27 percent from Planned Parenthood Affiliates, and 5 percent from other agencies. These and other data are provided in tabular and chart form. (SB)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Economic Opportunity, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Planned Parenthood--World Population, New York, NY.