OBJECTIVES: This report describes how the continuous National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG) (begun in 2006) was designed, planned, and implemented. The NSFG is a continuous national survey of men and women 15-44 years of age designed to provide national estimates of factors affecting pregnancy and birth rates; men's and women's health; and parenting. METHODS: The survey used in-person, face-to-face interviews conducted by trained female interviewers. One person per household was interviewed from a national area probability sample. The data collection used computer-assisted personal interviewing (CAPI). Separate questionnaires were used for male and female respondents. The last section of the questionnaires used a self-administered technique called audio computer-assisted self-interviewing or ACASI. Each data collection period lasted 12 weeks-10 weeks for "Phase 1," the main data collection protocol, and 2 weeks for "Phase 2," an intensive attempt to locate and interview nonrespondents. RESULTS: Each year, about 5,000 persons were interviewed in about 33 areas, called primary sampling units (PSUs). Over a 4-year period, 110 PSUs will be used. This report gives an overview of the procedures used in the conduct of the continuous NSFG. A later report will describe response rates and other results of the data collection, but the early fieldwork has gone well.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||64|
|Journal||Vital and health statistics. Ser. 1, Programs and collection procedures|
|State||Published - Sep 2009|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Statistics and Probability
- Health Information Management