1979 U.S. National Survey of Young Men
Investigators: Melvin Zelnik & John F. Kantner

Like the 1971 and 1976 National Surveys of Young Women (DAAPPP Data Set Nos. 01 and 02), the major purpose of this study was to provide estimates of the prevalence of sexual activity, contraceptive use and nonuse, premarital pregnancy and its resolution among U.S. teenagers. The 1979 survey, for the first time, gathered data from young men as well as women (DAAPPP Data Set No. 44). Men aged 17 to 21 living in households in Standard Metropolitan Statistical Areas in the continental United States comprised the sample. The survey included 917 ever-married and never-married young men. The men were not only interviewed but received some questions in a self-administered questionnaire.

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