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AIDJELLY
Effectiveness of spermacidal jelly use in preventing AIDS via sex

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Description

For sample persons age 18 and older in 1988-1989, and, in 1987, sample persons age 18 and older who reported when they last saw, heard, or read something about AIDS or ever heard of AIDS, AIDJELLY indicates how effective the person thinks using a spermicidal jelly, foam, or cream is as a method to prevent getting the AIDS virus through sexual activities.

This variable is part of the NHIS supplement on AIDS knowledge and attitudes. For related variables, please use the IPUMS NHIS search function and drop-down menus.

Comparability

Changes in survey design (e.g., quarters in which the supplement was collected) may affect raw frequencies, but do not affect comparability of the variable. As always, data users should use the prescribed IHIS weights.

Universe

  • 1987: Sample persons age 18+ in quarter 3 (5th week) and quarter 4 who reported when they last saw, heard, or read something about AIDS or who ever heard of AIDS.
  • 1988: Sample persons greater than or equal to 18 years of age in quarters 2 through 4.
  • 1989: Sample persons greater than or equal to 18 years of age.

Availability

  • 1987-1989

Weights