American Sexual Behavior: Demographics
of Sexual Activity, Fertility, and Childbearing is
a ground-breaking title that brings you the facts about reproductive
health and family formation practices in the United States.
To create this compendium, the New Strategist
editors sifted through reams of data from the National Survey of Family Growth,
the National Vital Statistics System, the Census Bureau, the Centers for Disease
Control and Prevention, and the 2000 Census. The 348 tables they individually
compiled and created (adding, where appropriate, percent distribution, percent
change, and other useful and thought-provoking calculations) reveal how Americans
cope with sexuality, fertility, marriage, and childbirth.
American Sexual Behavior is
divided into 11 chapters: Sexual Initiation, Teenage Sexual Activity, Adult Sexual
Activity, Sexual Orientation, AIDS and STDs, Cohabitation and Marriage, Fertility
and Infertility, Contraception, Pregnancy, Births, and Caring for Children. Most
of the tables show how reproductive and family formation behaviors vary by such
characteristics as age, marital status, number of children, race, education,
region, metropolitan status, and even religion.
American Sexual Behavior includes
348 sourced tables, table of contents, list of tables, list of illustrations,
bibliography, glossary, and index.
Quoted from publisher's
REF HQ 18 .U5 A455 2006