The California Survey of AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes, & Behavior: 1988
Investigators: State of California, Dept. of Health Services, Office of AIDS

The California Survey of AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior: 1988, consists of 4,661 telephone interviews with a household probability sample of California adults aged 18 and over. The survey is the second in a series of annual population-based assessments of AIDS awareness and behavioral change. Data collected in this survey permit comparisons to the California Survey of AIDS Knowledge, Attitudes and Behavior: 1987, which has been archived as Sociometrics AIDS/STD Data Archive Data Set 01. However, methodological differences between the 1987 and 1988 surveys may result in different findings between the two surveys. Interviews were conducted from September 30, 1988 through December 13, 1988. The major goals of the 1988 survey included: (1) increasing the number of cases from high-risk groups on whom reliable data are available for analysis; and (2) assessing change in attitudes and behavior between 1987 and 1988. In order to maximize the number of high-risk respondents, a stratified, random digit-dial sampling frame was employed to oversample within geographic locations with a greater percentage of risk group individuals. Three strata were formed. The first consisted of high-risk" zip codes, the second of intermediate-risk zip codes and zip codes with high racial/minority population densities, and the third of low-risk zip codes (the balance of the state). As part of the initial interview, it was determined whether the respondent fell into one or more of three AIDS high-risk groups: gay-identifying men, multiple/high-risk partner heterosexuals, or recreational drug users. If a respondent qualified as high-risk, an additional battery of questions addressing their particular risk behavior was administered. Information was gathered on 311 variables. Using 1988 State of California, Department of Finance statewide population projections, sample data were weighted appropriately by county, stratum, household size, and number of telephone lines per household.

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