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National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle II, 1976: Couple File

Version
v2
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics
Other Title
  • Version 2 (Subtitle)
Collective Title
  • National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) Series
Publication Date
1984-03-18
Language
English
Free Keywords
adoption; birth; birth control; birth expectations; child health; families; family planning; family size; fertility; pregnancy; prenatal care; reproductive history; womens health care
Description
  • Abstract

    This data collection contains information on fertility, family planning, and related aspects of maternal and child health for 8,611 women aged 15-44 living in the coterminous United States who were either currently married, previously married, or never married but had offspring living in the household in 1976. The data have been utilized by the National Center for Health Statistics as the basis for a series of reports on the determinants and consequences of patterns of family formation and fertility in the United States. This release of Cycle II of the 1976 Survey of Family Growth data contains extensive information on respondents' methods of family planning, prenatal and postnatal health care, family size preferences, and child care usage. Other demographic variables provide information on respondent's family, marital, and employment histories, date of birth, race, ethnicity, religion, education, occupation, and income. Additional information about the respondents can be found in the related collection, NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE II, 1976: INTERVAL FILE (ICPSR 8181).
  • Methods

    ICPSR data undergo a confidentiality review and are altered when necessary to limit the risk of disclosure. ICPSR also routinely creates ready-to-go data files along with setups in the major statistical software formats as well as standard codebooks to accompany the data. In addition to these procedures, ICPSR performed the following processing steps for this data collection: Created online analysis version with question text..
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle II, 1976: Couple File, Dataset 0001
Temporal Coverage
  • Time period: 1976
  • 1976-01 / 1976-09
    Collection date: 1976-01--1976-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampling
A multistage probability sample of women aged 15-44 living in the coterminous United States who were either currently married, previously married, or never married but had offspring living in the household in 1973.
Collection Mode
  • This study also collected data on approximately 26 pregnancy intervals which are not included in this release of the study, although this release does contain many summary measures of fertility derived from the interval file. Users who wish to use the detailed information from the pregnancy interval file may contact ICPSR to obtain that data.

    See also the related collections, NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE II, 1976: INTERVAL FILE (ICPSR 8181), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE I, 1973 (ICPSR 7898), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE III, 1982 (ICPSR 8328), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE IV, 1988 (ICPSR 9473), NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE IV: 1990 TELEPHONE INTERVIEW (ICPSR 6643), and NATIONAL SURVEY OF FAMILY GROWTH, CYCLE V, 1995 (ICPSR 6960).

    Per agreement with NCHS, ICPSR distributes the data file(s) and text of the technical documentation for this collection as prepared by NCHS.

Note
2008-11-26 This study has been updated to include SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files as well as SAS transport, SPSS system, and Stata system files.
Availability
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This study is freely available to the general public via web download.
Alternative Identifiers
  • 7902 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR07902.v1
Publications
  • Teachman, Jay D.. Stability across cohorts in divorce risk factors. Demography.39, (2), 331-351.2002.
    • ID: 10.1353/dem.2002.0019 (DOI)
  • Santelli, John S., Lindberg, Laura Duberstein, Abma, Joyce, Sucoff, Clea, Resnick, Michael. Adolescent sexual behavior: Estimates and trends from four nationally representative surveys. Family Planning Perspectives.32, (4), 156-165.2000.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2648232 (URL)
  • Ventura, S.J., Mosher, W.D., Curtin, S.C., Abma, J.C., Henshaw, S.. Trends in Pregnancies and Pregnancy Rates by Outcome: Estimates for the United States, 1976-96. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 21: Data on Natality, Marriage, and Divorce.56, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 2000.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_21/sr21_056.pdf (URL)
  • Ventura, S.J., Mosher, W.D., Curtin, S.C., Abma, J.C., Henshaw, S.. Highlights of trends in pregnancies and pregnancy rates by oucome: Estimates for the United States, 1976-96. National Vital Statistics Reports.47, (29), 1-9.1999.
  • Burr, Jeffrey A., Bean, Frank D.. Racial fertility differences: The role of female employment and education in wanted and unwanted childbearing. Social Biology.43, (3-4), 218-241.1996.
  • Brown, Sarah S., Eisenberg, Leon. The Best Intentions: Unintended Pregnancy and the Well-Being of Children and Families. Washington, DC: Institute of Medicine and National Academy Press. 1995.
  • Peterson, Linda S.. Birth expectations of women in the United States, 1973-88. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 23: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth.17, Hyattsville, MD: National Center for Health Statistics, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. 1995.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_17.pdf (URL)
  • Prince, Paula. An Examination of the Relationship of Breastfeeding and Work Experience Among American Women. Dissertation, University of Pittsburgh. 1995.
  • Chandra, Anjani, Mosher, William D.. The demography of infertility and te use of medical care for infertility. Infertility and Reproductive Medicine Clinics of North America.52, (2), 283-296.1994.
  • Gu, Quanzhong. Contraceptive Switching Among American Women: A Dynamic Analysis of Event History. Dissertation, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. 1994.
  • Parnell, Allan M., Swicegood, Gray, Stevens, Gillian. Nonmarital Pregnancies and Marriage in the United States. Social Forces.73, (1), 263-287.1994.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2579926 (URL)
  • Levine, Ruth E., Tsoflias, Lynn. Publicly Supported Family Planning in the United States: Use in the 1980s. Washington, DC: Urban Institute; Child Trends. 1993.
  • Mosher, W.D., Pratt W.F.. The Demography of Infertility in the United States. Annual Progress in Reproductive Medicine.Pearl River, NY: Parthenon Pub. Group. 1993.
  • Jones, Elise F., Forrest, Jacqueline Darroch. Underreporting of Abortion in Surveys of United States Women: 1976 to 1988. Demography.29, (1), 113-126.1992.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061366 (URL)
  • Ekouevi, K., Morgan, S.P.. Note on the reliability and validity of mothers' retrospective reports of their children's birthweights. Social Biology.38, (1-2), 140-145.1991.
  • Ryan, Alan S., Pratt, William F., Wysong, Jeffrey C., Lewandowski, Gregory, McNally, James W., Krieger, Fritz W.. A comparison of breast-feeding data from the National Surveys of Family Growth and the Ross Laboratories Mothers Surveys. American Journal of Public Health.81, (8), 1049-1052.1991.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.81.8.1049 (DOI)
  • Teachman, Jay D., Schollaert, Paul T.. Direct and indirect effects of religion on birth timing: A decomposition exercise using discrete-time hazard-rate models. Sociological Quarterly.32, (1), 151-159.1991.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1533-8525.1991.tb00350.x (DOI)
  • Poston, Dudley L.. Voluntary and involuntary childlessness among Catholic and non-Catholic women: Are the patterns converging?. Social Biology.37, (3-4), 251-265.1990.
  • Badagliacco, Joanne Marie. Does motherhood matter in abortion choice among American women?. American Sociological Association. 1989.
  • Scritchfeld, Shirley A.. The infertility enterprise: IVF and the technological construction of reproductive impairments. Research in the Sociology of Health Care.8, 61-97.1989.
  • Scritchfield, Shirley A.. The infertility enterprise: IVF and the technological construction of reproductive impairments. Research in the Sociology of Health Care.8, 61-97.1989.
  • Stephen, Elizabeth Hervey, Rindfuss, Ronald R., Bean, Frank D.. Racial Differences in Contraceptive Choice: Complexity and Implications. Demography.25, (1), 53-70.1988.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061477 (URL)
  • Badagliacco, Joanne Marie. Who Has Abortions: Determinants of Abortion Choice Among American Women. Dissertation, Columbia University. 1987.
  • Bumpass, Larry L.. The risk of an unwanted birth: The changing context of contraceptive sterilization in teh U.S.. Population Studies.41, (3), 347-363.1987.
    • ID: 10.1080/0032472031000142946 (DOI)
  • Mensch, Barbara. Age differences between spouses in first marriages. Social Biology.33, (3-4), 229-240.1986.
  • Poston, Dudley L., Jr., Cullen, Ruth M.. Log-linear analyses of patterns of adoption behavior: U.S. white women, 1982, 1976, and 1973. Social Biology.33, (3-4), 241-258.1986.
  • Poston, Dudley L., Jr., Kramer, Kathryn Beth. Patterns of childlessness among Catholic and non-Catholic women in the U.S.: A log-linear analysis. Sociological Inquiry.56, (4), 507-522.1986.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1475-682X.1986.tb01175.x (DOI)
  • Teachman, Jay D.. First and second marital dissolution: A decomposition exercise for whites and blacks. Sociological Quarterly.27, (4), 571-590.1986.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1533-8525.1986.tb00279.x (DOI)
  • Labbok, M., Ford, K., Gray, R.H.. Contraceptive usage during lactation: Analysis of 1973 and 1976 National Survey of Family Growth: I. Age and race. American Journal of Public Health.75, (10), 75-77.1985.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.75.1.75 (DOI)
  • Lehrer, E.L., Kawasaki, S.. Child care arrangements and fertility: An analysis of two-earner households. Demography.22, (4), 499-513.1985.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061585 (URL)
  • O'Reilly, Kevin R., Aral, Sevgi O.. Adolescence and sexual behavior: Trends and implications for STD. Journal of Adolescent Health Care.6, (4), 262-270.1985.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0197-0070(85)80063-2 (DOI)
  • Ridley, Jeanne Clare, Tanfer, Koray, Myers, David E.. U.S. Cohort Fertility Differentials: Religion and Education. Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America.Boston, MA. 1985.
  • Bean, F.D., Stephen, E.H., Burr, J.A.. The temporal relationship between labor force participation and Intended and unintended fertility: Racial and religious comparisons in the United States. Texas Population Research Center Papers 6.007.. 1984.
  • Eckhardt, K.W., Hendershot, G.E.. Analysis of the reversal in breast feeding trends in the early 1970s. Public Health Reports.99, (4), 410-415.1984.
  • Eckhardt, Kenneth W., Hendershot, Gerry E.. Religious preference, religious participation, and sterilization decisions: Findings from the National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle II. Review of Religious Research.25, (32), 232-246.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/3511121 (URL)
  • Hendershot, G.E.. Maternal age and overdue conceptions. American Journal of Public Health.74, (1), 35-38.1984.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.74.1.35 (DOI)
  • Mosher, W.D., Hendershot, G.E.. Religion and fertility: A replication. Demography.21, (2), 185-191.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061038 (URL)
  • Mosher, William D., Goldscheider, Calvin. Contraceptive patterns of religius and racial groups in the United States, 1955-76: Convergence and distinctiveness. Studies in Family Planning.15, (3), 101-111.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/1965460 (URL)
  • Mosher, William D., Hendershot, Gerry E.. Religious Affiliation and the Fertility of Married Couples. Journal of Marriage and Family.46, (3), 671-677.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/352608 (URL)
  • Rindfuss, Ronald R., Morgan, S. Philip, Swicegood, C. Gray. The transition to motherhood: The intersection of structural and temporal dimensions. American Sociological Review.49, (3), 359-372.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2095280 (URL)
  • Swicegood, C. Gray, Morgan, S. Philip, Rindfuss, Ronald R.. Measurement and replication: Evaluating the consistency of eight U.S. fertility surveys. Demography.21, (1), 19-33.1984.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061024 (URL)
  • Bumpass, Larry. The Comparability of Fertility and Marital Histories Across Fertility Surveys and Current Population Surveys. CDE Working Paper No. 83-9.Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin, Center for Demography and Ecology. 1983.
  • Harper, Diane Blake. Women, Work and Fertility: A Study of the Impact of Occupation on Reproduction. Dissertation, University of Maryland, College Park. 1983.
  • Scholl, T.O., Sobel, E., Tanfer, K., Soefer, E.F., Saidman, B.. Effects of vaginal spermicides on pregnancy outcomes. Family Planning Perspectives.15, (5), 244-250.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2135284 (URL)
  • Shapiro, Thomas M., Fisher, William, Diana, Augusto. Family planning and female sterilization in the United States. Social Science and Medicine.17, (23), 1847-1855.1983.
  • Sloane, Douglas M., Lee, Che-Fu. Sex of previous children and intentions for further births in the United States, 1965-1976. Demography.20, (3), 353-367.1983.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061247 (URL)
  • Johnson, N.E.. Religious differentials in reproduction: The effects of sectarian education. Demography.19, (4), 495-509.1982.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2061015 (URL)
  • MacDowell, Norman Martin, Jr.. Factors Influencing Choice of Contraceptive Method Among Married Fecund Women Who Intend No Additional Births: Health Belief Model and Economic Perspectives. Dissertation, University of Texas H.S.C. at Houston. 1982.
  • Mosher, William D.. Trends in Contraceptive Practice: United States, 1965-76. Vital and Health Statistics, Series 23: Data from the National Survey of Family Growth.10, Hyattsville, MD: United States Department of Health and Human Services, National Center for Health Statistics. 1982.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_23/sr23_010.pdf (URL)
  • Mosher, William D., Bachrach, Christine A.. Childlessness in the United States: Estimates from the National Survey of Family Growth. Journal of Family Issues.3, (4), 517-543.1982.
    • ID: 10.1177/019251382003004006 (DOI)
  • Anderson, J.E.. Planning status of marital births, 1975-1976. Family Planning Perspectives.13, (2), 62-70.1981.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2134693 (URL)
  • Grady, William R.. The National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle II: Sample Design, Estimation Procedures, and Variance Estimation (Vital and Health Statistics Series 2). 87, National Center for Health Statistics. 1981.
    • ID: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/series/sr_02/sr02_087.pdf (URL)
  • Hendershot, G.E.. Screening for cervical cancer, 1973-1976. American Journal of Public Health.71, (8), 851-852.1981.
    • ID: 10.2105/AJPH.71.8.851 (DOI)
  • Mosher, W.D.. Fecundity impairments in the United States, 1965 and 1976: Evidence from the National Fertility Survey and National Survey of Family Growth. 50th Annual Meeting of the Population Association of America.Washington, DC. 1981.
  • Ford, Kathleen. Contraceptive use in the United States, 1973-1976. Family Planning Perspectives.10, (5), 264-269.1978.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2134378 (URL)

Update Metadata: 2015-08-05 | Issue Number: 6 | Registration Date: 2015-06-15

United States Department of Health and Human Services. National Center for Health Statistics (1984): National Survey of Family Growth, Cycle II, 1976: Couple File. Version 2. National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) Series. Version: v2. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR07902.v2