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Family Planning as Health Task

Resource Type
Dataset : Survey and aggregate data
  • Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln
Publication Date
  • INFRATEST, Munich (Data Collector)
  • ZA:
    • Family
  • CESSDA Topic Classification:
    • Childbearing, family planning and abortion
  • Abstract

    Attitude to family planning. Topics: Description of the ideal family today and for the future; desire for children and planned children; attitude to birth planning (scale); use and judgement on the various contraceptives; extent to which informed about the effect of the contraceptive pill; usage rules and opportunities to obtain the pill; image of the pill and of the ´natural´ method of contraception (semantic differentials); attitude to sterilization and abortion (scale); possible and accepted reasons for an abortion; attitude to the law draft on reform of the abortion paragraph and extent to which informed about the current law; information on visits to the doctor and attitude regarding advice centers for family questions; assessment of the personality of a doctor who performs an abortion and of a woman who has an abortion; knowledge of abortions in one´s circle of friends; estimate of abortion figures and knowledge about the birthrate; participation in cancer check-ups; attitude to sexuality and sexual morals (scale); assessment of the change of the situation of women through personal measures of birth planning (scale); religiousness; party preference. Demography: age; sex; marital status; number of children; ages of children (classified); religious denomination; school education; vocational training; occupation; professional position; employment; household income; size of household; composition of household; head of household.
Temporal Coverage
  • 1972-05 / 1972-06
Geographic Coverage
  • Germany (DE)
    FRG incl. West Berlin
Sampled Universe
Persons 16 - 50 years old
Sampling Procedure Comment: Multi-stage stratified random sample
Collection Mode
  • Oral survey with standardized questionnaire
Data and File Information
  • Unit Type: Individual
    Number of Units: 1873
    Number of Variables: 840
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Alternative Identifiers
  • ZA0682 (Type: ZA-No.)
  • BZgA (Type: FDZ)
  • Is new version of
    DOI: 10.4232/1.0682
  • INFRATEST (Hrsg.): Familienplanung als gesundheitliche Aufgabe. München: Forschungsbericht 1973.

Update Metadata: 2020-10-20 | Issue Number: 14 | Registration Date: 2016-02-17

Bundeszentrale für gesundheitliche Aufklärung (BZgA), Köln (2016): Familienplanung als gesundheitliche Aufgabe. Version: 2.0.0. GESIS Datenarchiv. Dataset.