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ERIC Number: EJ823697
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1087-3244
Rural and Nonrural African American High School Students and STD/HIV Sexual-Risk Behaviors
Milhausen, Robin R.; Crosby, Richard; Yarber, William L.; DiClemente, Ralph J.; Wingood, Gina M.; Ding, Kele
American Journal of Health Behavior, v27 n4 p373-379 2003
Objective: To determine differences between African American adolescents on STD/HIV sexual-risk behaviors and precursors to these risk behaviors. Methods: Six hundred sixty-three rural and 3313 nonrural adolescents who completed the 1999 YRBS Survey were selected. Results: Rural females and males were more likely to report ever having coitus and not using a condom during last coitus. Rural females were also more likely to report early coitus, having 3 or more lifetime coital partners, and having more than 1 coital partner in the last 3 months. Conclusion: African American rural adolescents, particularly females, may have greater risk for STD/HIV infection than do their nonrural counterparts.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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