ERIC Number: ED292000
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Trends in Contraceptive Practice: United States, 1965-76. Vital & Health Statistics. Data from the National Survey of Family Growth, Series 23, No. 10.
Mosher, William D.
This report presents findings based on interviews with three nationally representative samples of currently married women between the ages of 15 and 44 years, as documented in 1965 National Fertility Study and the 1973 and 1976 National Surveys of Family Growth. Statistics from these surveys are presented on the contraceptive practice of respondents according to various socioeconomic characteristics. Findings are presented in two sections: use of contraception (contraceptive status) and couples using contraception (contraceptors) according to the method used. Findings are discussed which show that changes in contraceptive status, with use increasing from 63% in 1965 to 68% in 1976, were small compared with the changes in methods used among contraceptors. The background and methodology of the three surveys and trends and differences in the use of contraception are presented. The main body of the text describes trends in use of the pill, intrauterine device, sterilization, and other methods, according to age, race, number of years since first marriage, parity (number of children ever born) and intent to have more children, religion, and education. Within each section, trends and differentials are described. Appendix I contains technical details about the surveys; appendix II provides definitions of terms; and appendix III is a reprint of selected questions on contraceptive use from the 1976 National Survey of Family Growth. (NB)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Age Differences, Contraception, Family Planning, Family Size, Females, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Religious Factors, Spouses, Trend Analysis
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, DC 20402.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Center for Health Statistics (DHHS/PHS), Hyattsville, MD.
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