Public-use datasets available from the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination

A high priority for the Guttmacher Center for Population Research Innovation and Dissemination is to make available to the research community datasets created by Guttmacher Institute researchers. These datasets span the range of topics in the area of sexual and reproductive health. Over time, we hope to make available data from surveys of reproductive health care providers and clients, both female and male, from the U.S. and other countries. The datasets listed below are those that are currently available. Others will be added to this list and publicized when they are prepared for public use.

Researchers who would like to obtain any of the datasets listed below should complete the public-use dataset request form (Word), sign and scan it, and return it to popcenter@guttmacher.org.

Researchers may also wish to access the Guttmacher Data Center, which allows one to build and download customized data tables and maps at the state and national level for the U.S. and for several other countries.

2009 National Survey of Reproductive and Contraceptive Knowledge

(“Fog Zone” study)

This survey was the first of its kind to focus in depth on the attitudes and behavior of unmarried young adults regarding pregnancy planning, contraception, and related issues. Commissioned by The National Campaign to Prevent Teen and Unplanned Pregnancy and conducted by the Guttmacher Institute, the survey gathered detailed results from a nationally representative probability sample of 1,800 unmarried men and women aged 18–29. The survey includes information on awareness of and knowledge about the various types of available birth control, information sources, the pervasiveness of popular myths and misconceptions and the frequency of contraceptive use. The study also gathered data on sexual relationship and pregnancy experiences.

Users’ guide and codebook (PDF)
Includes a detailed description of the dataset, weights and other key variables, advice on using the file, and a codebook.

Questionnaire (PDF)

Dataset
Available formats: Stata, SPSS, SAS
To obtain this dataset, complete the public-use dataset request form (Word).

Additional information
For other resources on the study, visit http://thenationalcampaign.org/resource/fog-zone.

2008 Abortion Patient Survey (APS)

The 2008 Abortion Patient Survey was the Guttmacher Institute’s fourth in a series and used a design and questionnaire similar to those for three earlier studies, which were conducted in 1987, 1994–1995 and 2000–2001. The data are from women obtaining abortions at a nationally representative sample of health facilities in 2008. A total of 9,493 abortion patients at 95 facilities provided information about demographic characteristics, contraceptive use in the month they became pregnant, health insurance coverage, how they were paying for abortion services, foreign-born status, happiness about the current pregnancy, knowledge about the pregnancy, abortion-related stigma, and other topics.

Users’ guide and codebook (PDF)
Includes a detailed description of the dataset, description of weights and other key variables, advice on using the file, and a codebook,

Questionnaire Module A (PDF)
Questionnaire Module B (PDF)

Dataset
Available formats: SPSS
To obtain this dataset, complete the public-use dataset request form (Word).

Protecting the Next Generation Data Available to Other Researchers

Data from the Protecting the Next Generation: Understanding HIV Risk among Youth study in Burkina Faso, Ghana, Malawi and Uganda project are available to the public. The different data sets for each country and their timing are described below. Requests for data files must be accompanied by a completed Data Access form. Data Request Form and below. Survey data are available for download or online data analysis from the Inter-University Consortium for Political and Social Research (see weblinks below).

Household and adolescent questionnaires are available. Burkina Faso instruments are in French. Ghana, Malawi and Uganda survey instruments are in English and local languages.

Burkina Faso Adolescent Questionnaire (PDF)
Burkina Faso Household Screener (PDF)
Ghana Adolescent Questionnaire (PDF)
Ghana Household Screener (PDF)
Malawi Adolescent Questionnaire (PDF)
Malawi Household Screener (PDF)
Uganda Adolescent Questionnaire (PDF)
Uganda Household Screener (PDF)

Survey data are also available for download and onlline data analysis:

Burkina Faso (XML)
Ghana (XML)
Malawi (XML)
Uganda (XML)

Dataset
To obtain this dataset, complete the public-use dataset request form (PDF).