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Am J Health Behav. 2003 Jul-Aug;27(4):373-9.

Rural and nonrural African American high school students and STD/HIV sexual-risk behaviors.

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  • 1Rural Center for AIDS/STD Prevention, USA.

Abstract

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 coistus, having 3 or more lifetime coital partners, and having more than 1 coital partner in the last 3 months.

CONCLUSIONS:

African American rural adolescents, particularly females, may have greater risk for STD/HIV infection than do their nonrural counterparts.

PMID:
12882431
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