1996 National Sexual Health Survey (NSHS)
The study population for the 1996 National Sexual Health Survey (NSHS) is defined to include all English- or Spanish-speaking adults 18 years of age or older contacted and interviewed by telephone from June 28,1995 to April 30, 1996. Eligible respondents must have resided in housing units, other than on military reservations, in the forty-eight contiguous states. This definition excludes persons living in Alaska or Hawaii. Interviews were conducted in English or Spanish languages by a total of 55 interviewers.
Measures were developed to assess a wide range of HIV.related and human sexuality topics, including, but not limited to: condom attitudes, condom slips and breaks, HIV-related care giving, HIV-testing and home testing use, STD histories, perceived risk for HIV and other STDs and optimistic bias assessments, extramarital sex, sexual development, sexual abuse and rape, sexual dysfunctions, various psychological scales (sensation-seeking, machismo), family assessments and history, health and demographics, an a detailed assessment was conducted of sexual activities with each of the respondent.s sexual partners, and, in addition, demographic, geographic , and HIV/STD risk characteristics of their sexual partners were determined. The 1996 National Sexual Health Survey contains 8,466 cases and 2,463 variables.