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United Kingdom National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles 2010-2012 - UK Data Service


General Info
Original or alternative title 
England, Scotland, Wales
Coverage type 
Time period covered 
09/2010 - 08/2012
Data type
  • Cross-sectional
  • Individual
  • Interview

The National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles (NATSAL) 2010-2012, like the earlier two NATSAL surveys, was conducted to improve understanding of risk factors associated with HIV/AIDS and other sexually transmitted diseases. NATSAL III included several additional modules and incorporated more biological sampling and testing. 

Out of a sample of 15,000 adults, a total of 15,162 individuals ages 16-74 were successfully interviewed.

Topics covered in the survey included: basic sociodemographic characteristics, relationships, sexual behavior, pregnancy, sexually transmitted diseases, reproductive health, and attitudes towards different sexual lifestyles.

Abortion, Abortive outcome, Age at first sex, Agriculture, Alcohol use, Amputation, Anogenital herpes, Antenatal care, Antihypertensive drugs, Back pain, Birth control pills, Blood supply, Breathing difficulty, Caesarean section, Cancers, Cardiovascular and circulatory diseases, Childhood sexual violence, Chlamydia, Chronic respiratory diseases, Circumcision, Community health clinics, Condoms, Contraceptive implants, Contraceptives, Diabetes, Diaphragms, Disability, Domestic violence, Drug consumption, Education, Emergency contraception, Employment, Endocrine disorders, Epilepsy, Ethnicity, Family composition, Family planning, Family size, Fatigue, Female infertility, Fertility, Fertility agents, Folic acid supplements, Gonococcal infections, Gynecological diseases, HPV vaccines, Health care services, Health care use, Health education, Health literacy, Health promotion, Health status, Height, Hepatitis B, Hormone replacement therapy, Hypertension, Hysterectomy, IUDs, Illicit drug use, Income, Incontinence, Injectable contraceptives, Injuries, Insulin, Internet, Interpersonal violence, Intimate partner violence, Ischemic heart disease, Limited mobility, Live births, Male infertility, Marital status, Marriage age, Maternal age, Medicines, Menstruation, Mental health symptoms, Mobility aids, Musculoskeletal diseases, Needle sharing, Neurological conditions, Pain, Pap smears, Parkinson's disease, Pharmacies, Polycystic ovarian syndrome, Prescriptions, Private health facilities, Prostate cancer, Public health facilities, Religion, Reproductive and sexual risk factors, STDs, School enrollment, Sexual behavior, Sexual sterilization, Sexual violence, Spermicides, Stillbirths, Stroke, Summary birth history, Surgical procedures, Symptoms, Syphilis, Tobacco smoking, Traditional birth control, Trichomoniasis, Urinary diseases, Urinary tract infections, Vision loss, Weight, Working conditions