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Sweden National Survey of Sexual Behavior 1996


General Info
Original or alternative title 
Sex i Sverige
Sweden (SWE)
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
01/1996 - 10/1996
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Household
  • Individual
  • Interview
  • Nationally representative

The Sweden National Survey of Sexual Behavior conducted in 1996 collected data regarding sexual behavior and health, interpersonal relationships, contraceptive use, STD prevention, sexual health knowledge, and other demographic characteristics. The study investigated societal and cultural understandings of sexuality, experiences in the adult population, and identified populations at risk of adverse consequences due to sexual activity. 

The study interviewed 2,810 individuals ages 18-74 years through a questionnaire. Participants were allowed to dictate the setting of their interview. As a result, interviews were conducted in homes, places of work, and other locations such as libraries.