Thursday, August 14, 2008

National Survey of Adolescents Data Series Publicly Available Through DSDR (ICPSR)

The Data Sharing for Demographic Research archive at the Inter-univeristy consortium for political and social research (ICPSR) now has data available from the 2004 National Survey of Adolescents. The National Survey of Adolescents was launched in 2004 in four Sub-Saharan African countries to provide detailed information on adolescent risk-taking and health-seeking behavior as related to HIV, STDs, and unintended pregnancy. The study examined a range of factors (e.g., behavioral, sociocultural, economic) that could lead to increased risk-taking behaviors. The study also sought to determine knowledge of means of prevention, sources of trusted information and health care, and impediments to adolescents' abilities to apply their knowledge and take preventive action.

DSDR has data from both the household- and individual-level surveys for the following research projects: Burkina Faso (ICPSR 22408), Ghana (ICPSR 22409), Malawi (ICPSR 22410), and Uganda (ICPSR 22411). Data are available in SAS transport, SPSS system, and Stata DTA formats, in addition to ASCII and ASCII tab-delimited data files with SAS, SPSS, and Stata setup files. All four studies in the National Survey of Adolescents series are also available for online data analysis (SDA).

If you have any questions about the National Survey of Adolescents series data, please contact Russel S. Hathaway, Ph.D. at or at 734.615.9525.

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