Ciência & Saúde Coletiva
On-line version ISSN 1678-4561Print version ISSN 1413-8123
MEDEIROS, Marcelo and DINIZ, Debora. Recommendations for abortion surveys using the ballot-box technique. Ciênc. saúde coletiva [online]. 2012, vol.17, n.7, pp.1721-1724. ISSN 1678-4561. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-81232012000700010.
The article lists recommendations for dealing with methodological aspects of an abortion survey and makes suggestions for testing and validating the survey questionnaire. The recommendations are based on the experience of the Brazilian Abortion Survey (PNA), a random sample household survey that used the ballot-box technique and covered adult women in all urban areas of the country.
Keywords : Induced abortion; Questionnaire design; Ballot-box technique; Brazilian abortion survey; PNA.