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National Health and Social Life Survey, 1992: [United States]

Version
v0
Resource Type
Dataset : survey data
Creator
  • Laumann, Edward O. (University of Chicago)
  • Gagnon, John H. (State University of New York-Stony Brook)
  • Michael, Robert T. (University of Chicago)
  • Michaels, Stuart (University of Chicago)
Other Title
  • Archival Version (Subtitle)
Publication Date
1996-01-22
Funding Reference
  • Ford Foundation
  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
  • Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation
  • Rockefeller Foundation
  • Andrew W. Mellon Foundation
  • John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation
  • New York Community Trust
  • American Foundation for AIDS Research
Language
English
Free Keywords
fertility; marriage; premarital sex; sexual attitudes; sexual awareness; sexual behavior
Description
  • Abstract

    The purpose of this study was to collect extensive information on the sexual experiences and other social, demographic, attitudinal, and health-related characteristics of adults in the United States. The survey collected information on sexual practices with spouses/cohabitants and other sexual partners and collected background information about the partners. Major areas of investigation include sexual experiences such as number of sexual partners in given time periods, frequency of particular practices, and timing of various sexual events. The data cover childhood and adolescence, as well as adulthood. Other topics in the survey relate to sexual victimization, marriage and cohabitation, and fertility. Respondents were also queried about their physical health, including history of sexually transmitted diseases. Respondents' attitudes toward premarital sex, the appeal of particular practices such as oral sex, and levels of satisfaction with particular sexual relationships were also studied. Demographic items include race, education, political and religious affiliation, income, and occupation.
  • Table of Contents

    Datasets:

    • DS1: Dataset
Temporal Coverage
  • 1992-02 / 1992-09
    Time period: 1992-02--1992-09
  • 1992-02 / 1992-09
    Collection date: 1992-02--1992-09
Geographic Coverage
  • United States
Sampled Universe
Noninstitutionalized United States population aged 18-59 able to complete an interview in English.
Sampling
Multistage area probability sample designed to give each household an equal probability of inclusion. Two samples were obtained: a cross-sectional sample (3,159 cases), and an oversample (273 cases) intended to increase the number of Blacks and Hispanics in the study. Overall response rate was 78.6 percent of the 4,369 eligible respondents selected for inclusion in the study.
Collection Mode
  • personal interviews and self-administered questionnaires

Note
2008-04-17 Duplicate value labels were removed from the SPSS setup. Three incorrect and superfluous value labels for variable FIRSTVI were removed from the SPSS setup, codebook, and frequencies. ICPSR produced a Stata setup and SAS, SPSS, Stata, and tab-delimited versions of the data. In addition, the codebook and frequencies were converted to PDF format. Funding insitution(s): Ford Foundation. Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (18403). Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Rockefeller Foundation. Andrew W. Mellon Foundation. John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation. New York Community Trust. American Foundation for AIDS Research.
Availability
Delivery
This version of the study is no longer available on the web. If you need to acquire this version of the data, you have to contact ICPSR User Support (help@icpsr.umich.edu).
Alternative Identifiers
  • 6647 (Type: ICPSR Study Number)
Relations
  • Is previous version of
    DOI: 10.3886/ICPSR06647.v1
Publications
  • London, Andrew S., Wilmoth, Janet M.. Veteran status and paid sex among american men: Results from three national surveys. Archives of Sexual Behavior.2014.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10508-014-0446-4 (DOI)
  • Carothers, Bobbi J., Reis, Harry T.. Men and women are from Earth: Examining the latent structure of gender. Journal of Personality and Social Psychology.104, 2013.
  • Cunningham, Scott, Shah, Manisha. Decriminalizing prostitution: Surprising implications for sexual violence and public health. Emory University Department of Economics Seminar.Atlanta, GA. 2013.
  • Gates, Gary J.. Geography of the LGBT Population. International Handbook on the Demography of Sexuality.London, UK. 2013.
    • ID: 10.1007/978-94-007-5512-3_12 (DOI)
  • Glasser, J.W., Owusu-Edusei, K., Glick, S.N., Gift, T.L.. O16: Controlling chlamydia: Population modeling to assess promising interventions. Sexually Transmitted Infections.89, (Suppl. 1), A57-A57.2013.
    • ID: 10.1136/sextrans-2013-051184.0175 (DOI)
  • London, Andrew S., Allen, Elizabeth, Wilmoth, Janet M.. Veteran status, extramarital sex, and divorce: Findings from the 1992 National Health and Social Life Survey. Journal of Family Issues.34, (11), 1452-1473.2013.
    • ID: 10.1177/0192513X12460510 (DOI)
  • Wall, Kristin M., Stephenson, Robert, Sullivan, Patrick S.. Frequency of sexual activity with most recent male partner among young, internet-using men who have sex with men in the United States. Journal of Homosexuality.60, (10), 1520-1538.2013.
    • ID: 10.1080/00918369.2013.819256 (DOI)
  • Wienke, Chris, Hill, Gretchen J.. Does place of residence matter? Rural-urban differences and the wellbeing of gay men and lesbians. Journal of Homosexuality.60, (9), 1256-1279.2013.
    • ID: 10.1080/00918369.2013.806166 (DOI)
  • Purcell, David W., Johnson, Christopher H., Lansky, Amy, Prejean, Joseph, Stein, Renee, Denning, Paul, Gau, Zaneta, Weinstock, Hillard, Su, John, Crepaz, Nicole. Estimating the population size of men who have sex with men in the United States to obtain HIV and syphilis rates. The Open AIDS Journal.6, 98-107.2012.
    • ID: 10.2174/1874613601206010098 (DOI)
  • Fahs, Breanne, Swank, Eric. Social identities as predictors of women's sexual satisfaction and sexual activity. Archives of Sexual Behavior.40, (5), 903-914.2011.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10508-010-9681-5 (DOI)
  • Felson, Jacob. The effect of religious background on sexual orientation. Interdisciplinary Journal of Research on Religion.7, (4), 2011.
  • Karraker, A., DeLamater, J., Schwartz, C.R.. Sexual frequency decline from midlife to later life. Journals of Gerontology, Series B: Psychological Sciences and Social Sciences.66B, (4), 502-512.2011.
    • ID: 10.1093/geronb/gbr058 (DOI)
  • Knittel, Andrea K., Riolo, Rick L., Snow, Rachel C.. Development and evaluation of an agent-based model of sexual partnership. Adaptive Behavior.19, (6), 425-450.2011.
    • ID: 10.1177/1059712311422611 (DOI)
  • Krivitsky, Pavel N., Handcock, Mark S., Morris, Martina. Adjusting for network size and composition effects in exponential-family random graph models. Statistical Methodology.8, (4), 319-339.2011.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.stamet.2011.01.005 (DOI)
  • Leung, Patrick, Curtis, Russell L., Jr., Mapp, Susan C.. Incidences of sexual contacts of children: Impacts of family characteristics and family structure from a national sample. Children and Youth Services Review.32, (5), 650-656.2010.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.childyouth.2009.12.012 (DOI)
  • Carpenter, Laura M., Nathanson, Constance A., Kim, Young J.. Physical women, emotional men: Gender and sexual satisfaction in midlife. Archives of Sexual Behavior.38, (1), 87-107.2009.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10508-007-9215-y (DOI)
  • Das, Aniruddha. Sexual harassment at work in the United States. Archives of Sexual Behavior.38, (6), 909-921.2009.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10508-008-9354-9 (DOI)
  • London, Andrew S., Parker, Wendy M.. Incarceration and living arrangements: Findings from the National Health and Social Life Survey. Journal of Family Issues.30, (6), 787-812.2009.
    • ID: 10.1177/0192513X09331908 (DOI)
  • Wienke, Chris, Hill, Gretchen J.. Does the 'Marriage Benefit' extend to partners in gay and lesbian relationships? Evidence from a random sample of sexually active adults. Journal of Family Issues.30, (2), 259-289.2009.
    • ID: 10.1177/0192513X08324382 (DOI)
  • Coleman, Priscilla K., Rue, Vincent M., Spence, Maria, Coyle, Catherine T.. Abortion and the sexual lives of men and women: Is casual sexual behavior more appealing and more common after abortion?. International Journal of Clinical and Health Psychology.8, (1), 77-91.2008.
  • Francis, Andrew M.. The economics of sexuality: The effect of HIV/AIDS on homosexual behavior in the United States. Journal of Health Economics.27, (3), 675-689.2008.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jhealeco.2007.09.007 (DOI)
  • Warehime, M. Nicole, Bass, Loretta E.. Breaking singles up: Sexual satisfaction among men and women. International Journal of Sexual Health.20, (4), 247-261.2008.
    • ID: 10.1080/19317610802417877 (DOI)
  • Wienke, Chris, Hill, Gretchen. Multiple roles and well-being among gay men and lesbians. Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association.Boston, MA. 2008.
  • Das, Aniruddha. Masturbation in the United States. Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy.33, (4), 301-317.2007.
  • Lindau, Stacy T., Gavrilova, Natalia, Anderson, Diane. Sexual morbidity in very long term survivors of vaginal and cervical cancer: A comparison to national norms. Gynecologic Oncology.106, (2), 413-418.2007.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.ygyno.2007.05.017 (DOI)
  • McCormick, Brian E.. Father's education and erotic preference for gender in a national probability sample: An empirical test of compulsory hetero-eroticism. 2007 American Sociological Association Annual Meeting: Social Psychology.New York, NY. 2007.
  • Carpenter, Laura M., Nathanson, Constance A., Kim, Young J.. Sex after 40?: Gender, ageism, and sexual partnering in midlife. Journal of Aging Studies.20, (2), 93-106.2006.
    • ID: 10.1016/j.jaging.2005.06.003 (DOI)
  • Perry, Brea L., Wright, Eric R.. The sexual partnerships of people with serious mental illness. Journal of Sex Research.43, (2), 174-181.2006.
    • ID: 10.1080/00224490609552312 (DOI)
  • Butler, Amy C.. Gender differences in the prevalence of same-sex sexual partnering: 1988-2002. Social Forces.84, (1), 421-449.2005.
  • Else-Quest, Nicole M., Hyde, Janet S., DeLamater, John D.. Context counts: Long-term sequelae of premarital intercourse or abstinence. Journal of Sex Research.42, (2), 102-112.2005.
    • ID: 10.1080/00224490509552263 (DOI)
  • Joyner, Kara, Kao, Grace. Interracial relationships and the transition to adulthood. American Sociological Review.70, (4), 563-581.2005.
    • ID: 10.1177/000312240507000402 (DOI)
  • Lawrence, Anne A.. Sexuality before and after male-to-female sex reassignment surgery. Archives of Sexual Behavior.34, (2), 147-166.2005.
    • ID: 10.1007/s10508-005-1793-y (DOI)
  • Volscho, Thomas W.. Money and sex, the illusory universal sex difference: Comment on Kanazawa. Sociological Quarterly.46, (4), 719-736.2005.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1533-8525.2005.00033.x (DOI)
  • Lacey, Rachel S., Reifman, Alan, Scott, Jean P., Harris, Steven M., Fitzpatrick, Jacki. Sexual-moral attitudes, love styles, and mate selection. Journal of Sex Research.41, (2), 121-128.2004.
    • ID: 10.1080/00224490409552220 (DOI)
  • Card, Josefina J., McKean, Elizabeth A.. U.S. Social Surveys: Questions and Responses from National Studies. Palo Alto, CA: Sociometrics Corporation. 2003.
  • Carothers, Bobbi J.. Men and women are from Earth: Examining the dimensional versus categorical structure of gender with taxometric procedures. Dissertation, University of Rochester. 2003.
  • Ford, Kathleen. Social differences in partners of American adults: Association with condom use and sexually transmitted infections. Canadian Journal of Human Sexuality.12, (3/4), 129-135.2003.
  • Liu, Chien. Does quality of marital sex decline with duration?. Archives of Sexual Behavior.32, (1), 55-60.2003.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1021893329377 (DOI)
  • Rosen, Raymond C., Laumann, Edward O.. The Prevalence of Sexual Problems in Women: How Valid Are Comparisons Across Studies? Commentary on Bancroft, Loftus, and Long's (2003) 'Distress About Sex: A National Survey of Women in Heterosexual Relationships'. Archives of Sexual Behavior.32, (3), 209-211.2003.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1023405415831 (DOI)
  • Yancey, George. A Preliminary Examination of Differential Sexual Attitudes among Individuals Involved in Interracial Relationships: Testing 'Jungle Fever'. Social Science Journal.40, (1), 153-157.2003.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0362-3319(02)00266-5 (DOI)
  • Bogaert, Anthony F., Friesen, Chris, Klentrou, Panagiota. Age of puberty and sexual orientation in a national probability sample. Archives of Sexual Behavior.31, (1), 73-81.2002.
    • ID: 10.1023/A:1014083218773 (DOI)
  • Browning, Christopher R.. Trauma or Transition: A Life-Course Perspective on the Link between Childhood Sexual Experiences and Men's Adult Well-Being. Social Science Research.31, (4), 473-510.2002.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0049-089X(02)00019-4 (DOI)
  • Eschbach, Karl, Curtis, Russell L., Jr., Leung, Patrick. Explorations of types of prepubertal touching and later incarcerations: A research note in response to Ryan. Child Abuse and Neglect.26, (1), 5-10.2002.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0145-2134(01)00302-7 (DOI)
  • Huey, Kenneth Michael. Who is screwing around here? The relationship between religiosity, pornography, and extramarital sex. Dissertation, Purdue University. 2002.
  • Laumann, Edward O., Mahay, Jenna. The social organization of women's sexuality. Handbook of women's sexual and reproductive health.New York: Kluwer Academic/Plenum Publishers. 2002.
  • Curtis, Russell L., Jr., Leung, Patrick, Sullivan, Elroy, Eschbach, Karl, Stinson, Margie. Outcomes of child sexual abuse contacts: Patterns of incarcerations from a national sample. Child Abuse and Neglect.25, (5), 719-736.2001.
    • ID: 10.1016/S0145-2134(01)00233-2 (DOI)
  • Gagnon, John H., Giami, Alain, Michaels, Stuart, Colomby, Patrick de. A comparative study on the couple in the social organization of sexuality in France and the United States. Journal of Sex Research.38, (1), 24-34.2001.
    • ID: 10.1080/00224490109552067 (DOI)
  • Hyde, Janet Shibley, DeLamater, John D., Durik, Amanda M.. Sexuality and the dual-earner couple, part II: Beyond the baby years. Journal of Sex Research.38, (1), 10-23.2001.
    • ID: 10.1080/00224490109552066 (DOI)
  • Shibley Hyde, Janet, DeLamater, John D., Durik, Amanda M.. Sexuality and the dual-earner couple, part II: Beyond the baby years. Journal of Sex Research.38, (1), 10-23.2001.
  • Waite, Linda J., Joyner, Kara. Emotional satisfaction and physical pleasure in sexual unions: Time horizon, sexual behavior, and sexual exclusivity. Journal of Marriage and Family.63, (1), 247 -2001.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2001.00247.x (DOI)
  • Alm, James, Badgett, M.V. Lee, Whittington, Leslie A.. Wedding bell blues: The income tax consequences of legalizing same-sex marriage. National Tax Journal.53, (2), 201-214.2000.
  • Black, Dan, Gates, Gary, Sanders, Seth, Taylor, Lowell. Demographics of the gay and lesbian population in the United States: Evidence from available systematic data sources. Demography.37, (2), 139-154.2000.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2648117 (URL)
  • Bogaert, Anthony F.. Birth order and sexual orientation in a national probability sample. Journal of Sex Research.37, (4), 361-368.2000.
    • ID: 10.1080/00224490009552059 (DOI)
  • Laumann, Edward O., Michael, Robert T.. Sex, Love, and Health in America: Private Choices and Public Policies. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. 2000.
  • Lefkowitz, Gary K., McCullough, Andrew R.. Influence of abdominal, pelvic, and genital surgery on sexual function in women. Journal of Sex Education and Therapy.25, (1), 45-48.2000.
  • Liu, Chien. A theory of marital sexual life. Journal of Marriage and Family.62, (2), 363 -2000.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2000.00363.x (DOI)
  • Mahay, Jenna. Family formation over the life course: Changing competitive and cultural pressures. Dissertation, University of Chicago. 2000.
  • Martin, Karin A., Purkiss, Joel A.. Is Sexual Dysfunction a Social Problem?. American Sociological Association. 2000.
  • Redfearn, Ashley Anne, Laner, Mary Riege. The effects of sexual assault on sexual attitudes. Marriage and Family Review.30, (1-2), 109-125.2000.
    • ID: 10.1300/J002v30n01_08 (DOI)
  • Treas, Judith, Giesen, Deirdre. Sexual infidelity among married and cohabiting Americans. Journal of Marriage and Family.62, (1), 48 -2000.
    • ID: 10.1111/j.1741-3737.2000.00048.x (DOI)
  • Youm, Yoosik. Trust in U.S. Families: Its Effects on the Formation and Dynamics of Families. Dissertation, University of Chicago. 2000.
  • Brackbill, R.M., Sternberg, M.R., Fishbein, M.. Where do people go for treatment of sexually transmitted diseases?. Family Planning Perspectives.31, (1), 10-15.1999.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2991551 (URL)
  • Couper, Mick P., Stinson, Linda L.. Completion of Self-Administered Questionnaires in a Sex Survey. Journal of Sex Research.36, (4), 321-330.1999.
    • ID: 10.1080/00224499909552004 (DOI)
  • Heiman, Julia R.. Female sexual dysfunction (FSD) in menopausal women: Definitions and epidemiology. Menopause Review.6, (4), 11-15.1999.
  • Laumann, Edward O., Paik, A., Rosen, Raymond C.. Sexual dysfunction in the United States: Prevalence and predictors. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.281, (6), 537-544.1999.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.281.6.537 (DOI)
  • Laumann, Edward O., Paik, A., Rosen, Raymond C.. The epidemiology of erectile dysfunction: Results from the National Health and Social Life Survey. International Journal of Impotence Research.11, (Supplement 1), S60-S64.1999.
    • ID: 10.1038/sj.ijir.3900487 (DOI)
  • Laumann, Edward O., Rosen, Raymond C.. 'Sexual dysfunction in the United States: Prevalence and predictors': Correction. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.281, (13), 1174 -1999.
  • Laumann, Edward O., Youm, Y.. Racial/ethnic group differences in the prevalence of sexually transmitted diseases in the United States: A network explanation. Sexually Transmitted Diseases.26, (5), 250-261.1999.
    • ID: 10.1097/00007435-199905000-00003 (DOI)
  • Liu, Chien. A Theory of Marital Sexual Life. American Sociological Association. 1999.
  • Schroeder, Steven A. Dying patients and their families. Symposium: 'Palliative Care: The Creation of Social Change'.New York, NY. 1999.
  • Sobolewski, Curt George. The Effects of Formative and Past Sexual Experiences on Adult Sexual Attitudes and Behaviors. Dissertation, Arizona State University. 1999.
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  • Browning, Christopher R.. Trauma and Transition: A Life Course Perspective on the Long-Term Effects of Early Sexual Experiences. Dissertation, University of Chicago. 1997.
  • Browning, Christopher R., Laumann, Edward O.. Sexual contact between children and adults: A life course perspective. American Sociological Review.62, (4), 540-560.1997.
    • ID: http://www.jstor.org/stable/2657425 (URL)
  • Carleton, Gregg Clyde. Sexual Athletes: A Pluralistic Narrative. Thesis, University of Houston. 1997.
  • Golding, Jacqueline M., Cooper, M. Lynne, George, Linda K.. Sexual Assault History and Health Perceptions: Seven General Population Studies. Health Psychology.16, (5), 417-425.1997.
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    • ID: 10.1097/00007435-199705000-00012 (DOI)
  • Laumann, Edward O., Masi, Christopher M., Zuckerman, Ezra W.. Circumcision in the United States: Prevalence, prophylactic effects, and sexual practice. JAMA, The Journal of the American Medical Association.277, (13), 1052-1057.1997.
    • ID: 10.1001/jama.277.13.1052 (DOI)
  • Michaels, Stuart Kenneth. Queer Counts: The Sociological Construction of Homosexuality via Survey Research. Dissertation, University of Chicago. 1997.
  • Sullivan, Elroy. Demographic, Behavioral and Psychological Correlates of Erotic Interest. Dissertation, University of Houston. 1997.
  • Catania, Joseph A., Canchola, Jesse, Pollack, Lance. Response to 'They said it couldn't be done: The National Health and Social Life Survey. Public Opinion Quarterly.60, (4), 620-627.1996.
    • ID: 10.1086/297776 (DOI)
  • George, Matt C.. The Critique of Sexual Reason. Dissertation, University of California, Berkeley. 1996.
  • Laumann, Edward O., Masi, Christopher, Zuckerman, Ezra W.. Circumcision in the U.S.: Prevalence, prophylactic and sexual practice. American Sociological Association. 1996.
  • Michaels, Stuart. The prevalence of homosexuality in the United States. Textbook of Homosexuality and Mental Health.Washington, DC: American Psychiatric Press. 1996.
  • Miller, Peter V.. Reply to Catania, Canchola, and Pollack. Public Opinion Quarterly.60, (4), 628-633.1996.
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  • Laumann, Edward O.. Sex, Politics, and Science: A Case History of the National Health and Social Life Survey. American Sociological Association. 1995.
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  • Miller, Peter V.. A review: They said it couldn't be done: The National Health and Social Life Survey. Public Opinion Quarterly.59, (3), 404-419.1995.
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Laumann, Edward O.; Gagnon, John H.; Michael, Robert T.; Michaels, Stuart (1996): National Health and Social Life Survey, 1992: [United States]. Archival Version. Version: v0. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset. https://doi.org/10.3886/ICPSR06647