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BMC Res Notes. 2014 Jan 13;7:28. doi: 10.1186/1756-0500-7-28.

Estimation of sexual behavior in the 18-to-24-years-old Iranian youth based on a crosswise model study.

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Reproductive health, School nursing midwifery, Shahroud University of Medical Sciences, Hafte Tir Square, Shahroud, Iran. Keramat1@yahoo.com.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

In many countries, negative social attitude towards sensitive issues such as sexual behavior has resulted in false and invalid data concerning this issue.This is an analytical cross-sectional study, in which a total number of 1500 single students from universities of Shahroud City were sampled using a multi stage technique. The students were assured that their information disclosed for the researcher will be treated as private and confidential. The results were analyzed using crosswise model, Crosswise Regression, T-test and Chi-square tests.

FINDINGS:

It seems that the prevalence of sexual behavior among Iranian youth is 41% (CI = 36-53).

CONCLUSION:

Findings showed that estimation sexual relationship in Iranian single youth is high. Thus, devising training models according to the Islamic-Iranian culture is necessary in order to prevent risky sexual behavior.

PMID:
24410965
PMCID:
PMC3895705
DOI:
10.1186/1756-0500-7-28
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