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ERIC Number: EJ859619
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1553-8346
Who Really Uses Condoms?: Findings from a Large Internet-Recruited Random Sample of Unmarried Heterosexual College Students in the Southeastern United States
Rhodes, Scott D.; McCoy, Thomas; Omli, Morrow R.; Cohen, Gail; Champion, Heather; Durant, Robert H.
Journal of HIV/AIDS Prevention in Children & Youth, v7 n2 p9-27 2006
Using data collected from an online internet-based assessment, we explored condom use rates and the characteristics of condom users among sexually active, unmarried heterosexual college students within a stratified random sample of 2,645 students from 10 universities in North Carolina. Of 1,417 students who fit the inclusion criteria, 39% were male and 61% were female. Half reported consistent condom use. Using correlated logistic regression, consistent condom use was associated with being male (Adjusted Odds Ratio [AOR] = 1.47; 95% Confidence Interval [CI] = 1.16-1.86); underclassman academic classification (AOR = 0.87 per year increase, 95%CI = 0.78-0.96); being involved in performing arts (AOR = 1.63, 95%CI = 1.10-2.42); not smoking within the past 30 days (AOR = 1.38, 95%CI = 1.09-1.75); and not having a steady boy/girlfriend (AOR = 1.42, 95%CI = 1.09-1.85). These findings underscore the importance of tailoring HIV prevention strategies and intervention activities to student characteristics. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: North Carolina