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2006-2010 NSFG Codebooks


The codebook documentation provides detailed information on each variable included on the 2006-2010 NSFG public use files. For each variable, the codebook contains this basic information:

  • Variable name
  • Variable type (ENHANCED for 2006-2010)
  • Column locations
  • Question text
  • Universe statement
  • Response categories and unweighted frequencies
  • Link to recode specifications
  • Notes, where applicable (ENHANCED for 2006-2010)

Interactive on-line codebooks are accessible through Webdoc.  The codebooks are also available as PDF files, usually as 1 file per section of the questionnaire (except for Female Section E which is divided into subsections), and may be viewed or printed individually.  For more information about the contents of the codebook, please see "DESCRIPTION OF CODEBOOKS" [PDF - 595 KB] in the User's Guide.


Female Respondent File Codebook


Female Pregnancy File Codebook


Male Respondent File Codebook




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