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Am J Public Health. 1993 Dec;83(12):1759-61.

Acculturation and gender differences in sexual attitudes and behaviors:Hispanic vs non-Hispanic white unmarried adults.

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Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, University of California, San Francisco 94105.

Abstract

Understanding how acculturation and gender affect Hispanics' sexual behavior is needed to prevent infection with the human immunodeficiency virus. We examined differences in and correlates of condom use among 398 Hispanics and 540 non-Hispanic Whites in San Francisco who were part of a random probability sample of unmarried adults. Hispanic women reported fewer sexual partners than all other groups. Condom use was low in all groups, but Spanish-speaking Hispanic women reported lower condom use than White women. Hispanics, generally, had poorer attitudes toward condoms and were less likely than non-Hispanic Whites to believe they could avoid acquired immunodeficiency syndrome. Hispanics need targeted prevention interventions.

PMID:
8259813
PMCID:
PMC1694932
DOI:
10.2105/ajph.83.12.1759
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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