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Notices to Readers NCHS Report on Infertility

Cycle IV of the National Survey of Family Growth (NSFG), conducted in 1988 by CDC's National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS), was based on personal interviews with a national sample of women aged 15-44 years. The interview focused on the respondent's fecundity; past and current use of contraception; dates and outcomes of pregnancies, if any; marriages; use of family planning and infertility services; and a wide range of social, economic, and demographic characteristics. Statistics in the report highlight the first national estimates of trends in the fecundity status of all reproductive-aged women in the United States, regardless of marital status.

The report, Fecundity and Infertility in the United States, 1965-88, is available free of charge from the Scientific and Technical Information Branch (STIB), NCHS, CDC, Room 1064, 6525 Belcrest Road, Hyattsville, MD; telephone (301) 436-8500. Additional reports from Cycle IV of the NSFG are also available from STIB.

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