Patricia Steinhoff

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This research advances the study of social factors in information systems through an empirical exploration of communication and information technology (ICT) use as hypothesized in the social actor model proposed by Lamb and Kling [1]. Using a large sample of North American academics, the research identifies seven general types of ICT use. The findings(More)
Figures from the 1970 National Fertility Study indicate an improvement in preventing unwanted fertility during the previous decade. A 1970-1971 study of fertility in Hawaii revealed that only 46% of conceptions and 56% of eventual live births had been planned. Married women over 35 and teen-agers, both married and unmarried, had the greatest proportion of(More)
The proportion of induced abortions in a year that are repeat procedures rises over time, but this rate is as low as can be expected given the shortcomings of currently available contraceptives. There is no evidence that women substitute abortion for contraception. Teenagers and poor women have greater difficulty avoiding unwanted pregnancies.
There was a decrease in the recorded number of cases and in the incidence rate of Down's syndrome in Hawaii between 1963-1969 and 1971-1977. Independent of all other factors, induced abortion accounted for 43 percent of the decline in the number of cases, based on the assumption that a substantial number of clandestine abortions were being performed in(More)
In March, 1970, Hawaii became the first state to allow abortion on demand. A comparison was made between women receiving abortions and women delivering babies at 2 large medical facilites in Honolulu in the June 1-July 15, 1970, period. Reasons the women cited for wanting an abortion were: 1) age; 2) marital status; 3) employment or student status; and 4)(More)
In a prospective study the rate of ectopic pregnancies of women with prior induced abortion was contrasted to two sets of comparison groups: a large set of unmatched observations and a smaller subset of matched and refined data. The crude rates of ectopic pregnancy among 4004 abortion and 98,316 control pregnancies, excluding repeat pregnancies of the same(More)