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dc.creatorOberle, Mark W.
dc.creatorRosero Bixby, Luis
dc.date.accessioned2016-01-22T22:45:23Z
dc.date.available2016-01-22T22:45:23Z
dc.date.issued1989-10
dc.identifier.citationhttp://journals.cambridge.org/action/displayAbstract?fromPage=online&aid=1637240&fileId=S0021932000018150es_ES
dc.identifier.issn1469-7599
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10669/15535
dc.descriptionArtículo científico -- Universidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud, 1989es_ES
dc.description.abstractLifetime reproductive histories of a 1984-85 nationally representative sample of 870 women aged 25-59 years provided data to describe the evolution of fertility, contraception, breast-feeding, and natural fecundability in Costa Rica between 1960 and 1984. The contraceptive prevalence rate increased from 23% in 1965 to 58% in 1975 and 66% in 1984. Duration of breast-feeding was stable during the 1960s, decreased in the early 1970s, and increased after about 1976. Fecundability among women who did not practise contraception was lower than expected and declined between 1960 and 1975, probably because of selection effects. Despite a high consistency between estimations from the reproductive histories and other sources of data, some suggestion of omissions of short periods of contraceptive use in the distant past was detected. The survey may have reduced recall errors by using a calendar that summarizes major life events together. The analysis demonstrated the feasibility and usefulness of asking for lifetime reproductive histories in fertility surveys in developing countries.es_ES
dc.description.sponsorshipUniversidad de Costa Rica. Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud.es_ES
dc.language.isoen_USes_ES
dc.sourceJournal Biosocial Science 21(4):419-432, 1989es_ES
dc.subjectfertilityes_ES
dc.subjectCosta Ricaes_ES
dc.subjectfecundabilityes_ES
dc.subjectPublic healthes_ES
dc.titleFertility change in Costa Rica 1960-84: analysis of retrospective lifetime reproductive historieses_ES
dc.typeinfo:eu-repo/semantics/articlees_ES
dc.typeArtículo científicoes_ES
dc.identifier.doi10.1017/S0021932000018150
dc.description.procedenceUCR::Vicerrectoría de Investigación::Unidades de Investigación::Ciencias de la Salud::Instituto de Investigaciones en Salud (INISA)es_ES


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