ERIC Number: ED040370
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970-Feb-28
Reference Count: N/A
Determinants of Involvement of the Poor in Public Family Planning Programs. Final Report.
Siegel, Earl; And Others
This study sought to establish the situational, demographic, and psychosocial characteristics, and the knowledge, attitudes, and practices, of low socioeconomic women as related to degree of involvement in a family planning program; and to determine the basic reasons for noninvolvement in the program. As for women newly admitted to the family planning clinic in Mecklenburg County, North Carolina, the decline in age from 1960 to 1967 indicated increasing involvement of women with potentially high fertility. Involvement of eligible white women was relatively low. Previous experience with contraception was reported by only half the enrollees over the span of the program, but male methods may not have been mentioned by some of the women. The interval since last delivery recently declined sharply, indicating more successful involvement of high priority, postpartum women. A significant recent decline in the rate of new admissions to the clinic may indicate a need to re-evaluate recruitment and administrative procedures. (The document includes 14 references, 60 tables and figures, questionnaires, and statistical appendices.) (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Behavior Patterns, Bibliographies, Contraception, Disadvantaged, Family Planning, Family Status, Females, Knowledge Level, Longitudinal Studies, Marital Status, Participation, Questionnaires, Race, Socioeconomic Influences, Statistical Data
Clearinghouse for Federal Scientific and Technical Information, Springfield, Virginia 22151 (PB-190-670, MF $0.65, HC $3.00)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: North Carolina Univ., Chapel Hill. School of Public Health.