1990-92 National AIDS Behavioral Surveys (NABS I) Complete Sample
Investigators: Center for AIDS Prevention Studies, University of California, San Francisco

The 1990-92 National AIDS Behavioral Surveys (NABS) examined AIDS-relevant risk behaviors and their correlates in a population-based sample (using standard RDD and dual frame sampling methods) of adults residing in the contiguous United States. NABS is based on a complex household probability sampling strategy that sought to determine the prevalence of HIV prevention and behavioral risk factors among adults in the United States, with an emphasis on oversampling respondents in large urban areas, African Americans, Latinos, and the elderly. National level estimates were obtained. In addition, prevalence data were obtained on a variety of other sexual topics (e.g., sexual problems). A limited number of psychosocial measures (e.g., perceptions of risk, condom attitudes, sexual communication) were also obtained.

The complete NABS is comprised of three non-combinable samples:

  1. Sample A: A nationally-representative, random-digit-dialed (RDD) telephone survey of adults;
  2. Sample B: A partially overlapping RDD Central City Sample (separately weighted), and
  3. Sample C: A sample of Hispanic surnamed households screened for race (Hispanic and African American only) and age (18-49 only).

This dataset is comprised of data from all three samples described above. Data for this study were collected from June 1990 to February 1991 by telephone interview. Supplementary study documentation and appendices describing study objectives; instrument development; sample design and administrative techniques; field work; response rates; non-response study; survey editing and data entry procedures and statistical issues are included with this dataset.

A separate version of NABS I, poststratified by high-risk U.S. metropolitan cities (Chicago, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Miami, New York, and Philadelphia) and the complete NABS II data (1992) are available in Sociometrics' HIV/AIDSTI collection.

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