National Survey of Family Growth - Wave 7 (2006-2008) Female Respondent File

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These surveys were based on personal interviews completed with 4,524 respondents. The main purpose of the NSFG surveys have been to provide reliable national data on marriage, divorce, contraception, infertility, and the health of women and infants in the United States. The survey contains key religion variables that may relate to these goals. Cycle 7 utilized continuous interviewing, in which interviewers gather data on a year round basis, with data exported every few years. This is the first data export from cycle 7.

Data File
Cases: 7,356
Variables: 3,292
Weight Variable: FNLWGT30, FNLWGT18
These are both post-stratification weights.
Data Collection
Date Collected: June 2006 - December 2008
Funded By
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Collection Procedures
Interviews were conducted In-person by female University of Michigan interviewers using CAPI and ACASI techniques via laptops.
Sampling Procedures
This sample is a national area, probability sample of households. The NSFG cycle 7 includes oversamples for teenagers, Hispanic men and women, and non-Hispanic Black men and women. See the related methodological publications listed below, under the ARDA's related publications section, for more information.
Principal Investigators
National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS)
Related Publications
NSFG Cycle 7 User's Guide

Full list of related publications

Methodological publications:

Groves RM, Mosher WD, Lepkowski J, Kirgis NG. (2009) Planning and development of the continuous National Survey of Family Growth. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 1(48).

Lepkowski JM, Mosher WD, Davis KE, Groves RM, Van Hoewyk J. (2010) The 2006-2010 National Survey of Family Growth: Sample design and analysis of a continuous survey. National Center for Health Statistics. Vital Health Stat 2(150).

"Appendix 5: Summary of NSFG Questionnaire Changes - Years 1, 2, and 3 of Continuous NSFG". From:2006-2008 NSFG User's Guide.
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