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OECS Behavioral Surveillance Survey 2005-2006


General Info
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/2005 - 12/2006
Series or system 
Behavioral Surveillance Surveys (BSS)
Data type
  • Individual
  • Interview

Behavioral surveillance surveys (BSS) are cross-sectional surveys that provide information on the HIV/AIDS-related knowledge, attitudes, and behaviors of vulnerable sub-populations. This 2005-2006 BSS for six countries of the Organization of Eastern Caribbean States (OECS) sought to assist the member countries in setting up a behavioral monitoring system and assess the overall effects of HIV and STD/STI prevention efforts.

Country-specific estimations were made for the general population, while mini-bus/taxi drivers and in-school youth sample sizes were calculated for regionally representative samples. A sampling frame of "youth-on-the-block" sites was constructed only for Saint Vincent and the Grenadines.

Suggested citation 
Caribbean Epidemiology Centre (CAREC), Family Health International, Phillips Consulting Group, United States Agency for International Development (USAID). OECS Behavioral Surveillance Survey 2005-2006. Durham, North Carolina: Family Health International.