Sydney Women and Sexual Health Data: 2004

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Copyright: Copyright 2004, University of New South Wales
In the 2004 Sydney Women and Sexual Health (SWASH) survey, data were collected on social attachment to the gay and lesbian community; sexual identity and attraction; sexual partners and practices; drug use; health behaviour and knowledge; and age, education, employment, children, ethnicity and geographic location. Results were entered from the coded questionnaires and loaded into SPSS software for analysis. The data were cleaned and checked for internal consistency and, where inconsistencies were found, checked against the questionnaires. All additional comments and answers to open-ended questions were transferred from the questionnaires. Kind of Data: Survey. Method of Data Collection: Self-completion. Sample Population: 543 women completed the survey. Those who identified as heterosexual (102; 18.8%) and one respondent whose age was outside the study range were excluded from the data reported, giving a sample size of 440. Sampling Procedures: Women were recruited at the 2004 Mardi Gras Fair Day and at several gay/lesbian community venues and health services over the following weeks. Time Dimensions: Repeated cross-sectional study.
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For access to these data, please contact Juliet Richters.
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National Centre in HIV Epidemiology and Clinical Research, Kirby Institute for infection and immunity in society
Centre for Social Research in Health, National Centre in HIV Social Research
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Sexual partners
Sexual practices
Drug use
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Sydney Women and Sexual Health Survey