1991 Detroit Minority Youth Behavior Study
The 1991 Health Behavior Study of Detroit Minority Youth, evaluated AIDS knowledge, perception of risk, and risk behaviors related to sex in a sample of urban low income, African American and Hispanic adolescents and young adults. Low income minority youth have been identified as a group for whom there is current concern about HIV transmission. Data were obtained from interviews with a household probability sample of 1,435 African American (324 males, 402 females) and 709 Hispanic (369 males, 350 females) adolescents and young adults from low income areas of Detroit, Michigan between February and July, 1991. The study questionnaire consisted of closed-ended questions that assessed respondents' general knowledge of AIDS transmission; knowledge of routes of sexual transmission (both heterosexual and homosexual); sexual behavior, number of sexual partners, and condom use; and perceived susceptibility to AIDS infection. Approximately 108 interviews were completed using a Spanish language version of the questionnaire. This data set contains information on 1,106 variables.