Estimation of fecundability from survey data.

N. Goldman, C. F. Westoff, L. E. Paul

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The estimation of fecundability from survey data is plagued by methodological problems such as misreporting of dates of birth and marriage and the occurrence of premarital exposure to the risk of conception. Nevertheless, estimates of fecundability from World Fertility Survey data for women married in recent years appear to be plausible for most of the surveys analyzed here and are quite consistent with estimates reported in earlier studies. The estimates presented in this article are all derived from the first interval, the interval between marriage or consensual union and the first live birth conception.-AuthorsOffice Population Res, Princeton Univ 21, Prospect Ave, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)252-259
Number of pages8
JournalStudies in Family Planning
Issue number5
StatePublished - 1985

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Demography
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)


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