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Indonesian choice of contraceptive method

B-Course provides a public domain data sets called Contraceptive Method Choice so that one can try out B-Course without own data. Below you can find some details of our example data set.

Some information about the study

This dataset is a subset of the 1987 National Indonesia Contraceptive Prevalence Survey. The samples are 1473 married women who were either not pregnant or do not know if they were at the time of interview. The data contains information about the current contraceptive method choice (no use, long-term methods, or short-term methods) of a woman together with her demographic and socio-economic characteristics.


The data consists of the following ten variables:

1. Wife's age: numerical
2. Wife's education: 1=low, 2, 3, 4=high
3. Husband's education: 1=low, 2, 3, 4=high
4. Number of children ever born: numerical
5. Wife's religion: Non-Islam, Islam
6. Wife's now working? Yes, No
7. Husband's occupation: Categories 1, 2, 3, 4
8. Standard-of-living index: 1=low, 2, 3, 4=high
9. Media exposure: Good, Not good
10. Contraceptive method used: No-use, Long-term and Short-term

Lim, T.-S., Loh, W.-Y. & Shih, Y.-S. (1999). "A Comparison of Prediction Accuracy, Complexity, and Training Time of Thirty-three Old and New Classification Algorithms". Machine Learning. Forthcoming.


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