ERIC Number: ED292001
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1986-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Contraceptive Use, United States, 1982. Vital & Health Statistics. Data from the National Survey of Family Growth, Series 23, No. 12.
Mosher, William D.; Bachrach, Christine A.
The National Survey of Family Growth is a periodic survey administered to women between the ages of 15 and 44 years and designed to produce national estimates of statistics on fertility, family planning, and aspects of maternal and child health that are closely related to childbearing. This report describes findings from the 1982 National Survey of Family Growth, the first administration of the survey to include never married women. It presents statistics on contraceptive use at first sexual intercourse, first method of contraception ever used, all methods ever used, and current contraceptive status and method. The statistics are shown for women according to race, age, marital status, and selected socioeconomic characteristics. National estimates of contraceptive use for all women of reproductive age are presented in chronological order. Twelve text figures, 8 text tables, and 16 detailed tables are included. Technical notes, definitions of terms, and selected sections of the questionnaire of the National Survey of Family Growth are appended. (NB)
Descriptors: Adolescents, Adults, Age Differences, Contraception, Family Planning, Females, Marital Status, National Surveys, Racial Differences, Socioeconomic Status
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.