1980 U.S. National Natality Survey
This survey is a nationally representative sample of 9,941 vital records of live birth in the United States in 1980. Married mothers, hospitals, attendants at delivery, and other medical providers of radiation procedures (four groups that were associated with the sampled deliveries) were mailed 8-page questionnaires. Their responses include information on demographic and social characteristics, maternal health, infant health, labor and delivery practices and radiation exposure before and during pregnancy. The mothers received 15-minute telephone interviews, and the medical sources 5-minute reminders if they did not respond to two waves of mailed questionnaires.
Note for users of DAAPPP Data Sets #01-B1
DAAPPP data sets 01 through B1 are comprised of a User's Guide, SPSS syntax files (*.SPS or *.SPX) and raw data files only. Most of these datasets contain SPSS syntax files that use Job Control Language (JCL) from 1980s versions of SPSS-X. Because the syntax is old, the syntax files require editing to conform to the current syntax standards used by SPSS/Windows or SPSS/Unix. If you require technical assistance in using or editing these syntax files, please contact Sociometrics' Data Support Group at 800.846.3475 or firstname.lastname@example.org.