National Survey of Adolescent Males, Old Cohort,
Waves 1-3, 1988, 1990-91, 1995
The 1988 National Survey of Adolescent Males is a nationally representative
household survey of never-married males who were 15 to 19 years old in 1988,
when they were sampled. The 1988 sample was a nationally representative multistage
stratified probability sample, drawn by the Institute for Survey Research (ISR),
Temple University. Black and Hispanic males were oversampled. The original
weights were created, based on probability of selection, non-response and poststratification
to the 1987 Current Population Survey. In 1990-91, ISR attempted to reinterview
the original sample. In 1995, Research Triangle Institute (RTI) attempted to
reinterview the 1988 sample again. Among the topics covered by the survey are
demographic background, sexual and contraceptive history and attitudes, knowledge
and attitudes about sexually transmitted diseases,work history, pregnancy and
childbearing history, and child support and childrearing practices.
The original 1988 NSAM and the 1990-91 follow-up were previously archived as DAAPPP data set K1-K2. This data set includes all of the data in that set and from the third wave, interviewed in 1995. Also in 1995, a New Cohort of 15-19 year old males was interviewed. The first wave of this data set is archived as DAAPPP data set O7.