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The Influence of Question Wording on the Reporting of Contraceptive Method Use

Citation

Park, H. (2006, May). The Influence of Question Wording on the Reporting of Contraceptive Method Use. Presented at American Association for Public Opinion Research 61st Annual Conference, Montréal, Canada.

Abstract

There is an inconsistency in estimates of recent contraceptive method use across health surveys. One of the reasons for this inconsistency appears to be the difference between question formats across surveys. This paper examined whether different question formats produced differences in reporting contraceptive method use. It examined an experiment in the National Survey of Family Growth Cycle 6. The separate question format produced a slightly higher reporting of the contraceptive method use but the difference was not significant. Weak evidence of an interaction between the question format and elapsed time from the last sexual encounter was found.