1980 Multi-City Study of Factors Affecting Teenagers'
Choice of Family Planning, Prenatal, and Abortion Clinics: Clinic-Level
These clinic-level data were gathered as part of an investigation of why teenagers coming to family planning, prenatal or abortion clinics for the first time chose a particular clinic and why they (may have) delayed their decision to get professional help. Data were gathered from teens in the spring of 1980 at 40 clinics in eight cities (Atlanta, Baltimore, Cleveland, Denver, New York, Pittsburgh, St. Paul and Seattle). The family planning clinic sample included 12 Planned Parenthood affiliates, seven hospital facilities, six health department clinics and six independent clinics. Data were also gathered at four prenatal clinics four abortion clinics, and one clinic of unknown type. The data from teens interviewed at family planning clinics, prenatal clinics, and abortion clinics have been archived separately as DAAPPP Data Set No. H2, H3, and H4, respectively. The present Data Set (H1) contains data from the clinics themselves. Each clinic was asked to fill out a questionnaire regarding the services it provided (medical services, discussion groups and the like); its patient load (by ethnic group, age and income level); the composition of its staff; and its fee structure. There are 137 variables and 40 cases in this Data Set.