1988 National Survey of Adolescent Males
This was a nationally representative survey of 1,880 never married, non-institutionalized American males 15 to 19 years old, conducted April to November, 1988. Its primary focus is on the education and knowledge the respondents have about human sexuality, contraception and STD as well as respondents' history of sexual activity and contraceptive use. There are 856 variables. The survey oversampled for blacks and Hispanics and represents the contiguous United States. The overall response rate was 74 percent. The survey consisted of a personal interview conducted by a trained interviewer in the respondent's home or another confidential location, which lasted about an hour. The sensitive questions were asked in a confidential Self-Administered Questionnaire, which took about 15 minutes to complete.