Dataset: HBSC-2005/06, ed.1.0

Variable contraceptpill: Contraceptive-birth control pills - 15-year-olds

Literal Question

MQ26. The last time you had sexual intercourse, what method(s) did you or your partner use to prevent pregnancy?
C. Birth control pills

Values Categories N
1 Yes 3289
2 No 7706
0 Inap 56270
Sysmiss 138673

Summary Statistics

Valid cases 10995
Missing cases 194943
Minimum 1.0
Maximum 2.0
Mean 1.701
This variable is numeric


Source: Youth Risk Behaviour Survey (YRBS), Centres for Disease Control (CDC), USA. Adapted for use in HBSC 2001/02.

Description: A measure of contraception used at the last experience of sexual intercourse. This question and the following item on condom use (M27 below) aim to measure separately the methods used to prevent pregnancy and to prevent sexually transmitted diseases.  Cognitive testing during the development of these on contraceptive use (by the YRBS) showed that asking the questions separately helps to ensure that respondents adequately consider what actions they took on both counts.


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