NSHS is national telephone survey of adults 18 years and older residing in the 48 contiguous states. Measures were developed to assess a wide range of HIV-related and human sexuality topics including, but not limited to, the following: condom attitudes, condom slips and breaks, HIV-related caregiving, 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, and sexual dysfunctions. The survey also employed various psychological scales (sensation-seeking, machismo) and collected family assessments and history, health information and demographics, and a detailed assessment of sexual activities with each of the respondent’s sexual partners in the past year up to a total of 10 partners. In addition, demographic, geographic, and HIV/STD risk characteristics of sexual partners were determined.
- Screening questionnaire
- Questionnaire guidelines
- Questionnaire map
- National Sexual Health Survey (NSHS) (Warning: This is a large, 118-page survey; 4.4 MB PDF)
- Cuestionario de selección
- Información sobre el cuestionario de NSHS
- Cuestionario NSHS (Warning: This is a large, 118-page survey; 4.4 MB PDF)
- Table of contents
- Sample design & proceedures
- Disposition codes
- Variables & univariate statistics (Warning: This is a large file; 6.8 MB PDF)
- Derived variables
- Contact information
Reliability and/or validity: Catania JA, Coates TJ, Stall R, Turner HA, Peterson J, Hearst N, Dolcini MM, Hudes E, Gagnon J, Wiley J, Groves R (1992). Prevalence of AIDS-related risk factors and condom use in the United States. Science, 258, 1101–1106.