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Table 1 Main methodological characteristics of 3 French surveys on sexuality

From: Sexual health in the French military: a multidimensional and gendered perspective

  CSF survey 2006 FECOND survey 2010 COSEMIL survey 2014–2015
Study population Men and women from French General population Men and women from French General population Men and women from French armed forces
Age range 18–69 years 15–49 years 18–57 years
Sample size 12,364 8645 1500
Sampling method Random digit dialing Random digit dialing 2 stages random selection of participants based on human resources data
Data collection method Telephone interviews (Questionnaire duration: 40 min on average) Telephone interviews (Questionnaire duration: 41 min on average) Self-administered surveys on laptop computers. (Questionnaire duration: 37 min on average)