ERIC Number: EJ1064533
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 48
The Association of Early Substance Use with Lifetime/Past Year Contraction of Sexually Transmitted Diseases: A National Study
Merianos, Ashley L.; Rosen, Brittany L.; King, Keith A.; Vidourek, Rebecca A.; Fehr, Sara K.
American Journal of Sexuality Education, v10 n2 p158-176 2015
The study purpose is to examine the impact of early substance use on lifetime and past year contraction of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs), including chlamydia, gonorrhea, herpes, and syphilis. A secondary analysis of the 2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health (N = 52,529) was conducted to determine if lifetime or past year STD contraction differed based on demographic differences. Lifetime and past year contraction based on first use of substance before age 21 differed based on sex, race/ethnicity, age, alcohol, marijuana, crack, and sedatives. Recommendations for future studies are included.
Descriptors: Substance Abuse, Sexually Transmitted Diseases, Correlation, National Surveys, Adolescents, Gender Differences, Racial Differences, Ethnic Groups, Age Differences, Drinking, Marijuana, Cocaine, Drug Abuse, At Risk Persons, Young Adults, Stimulants, Narcotics, Smoking, Statistical Analysis, Multiple Regression Analysis
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A