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Fam Plann Perspect. 1993 Nov-Dec;25(6):257-62.

Data from the National AIDS Behavioral Surveys. II. Multiple sexual partners among Hispanics in high-risk cities.

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Department of Medicine, University of California, San Francisco.


Data from a random sample of 4,658 heterosexual Hispanics from 23 high-risk cities in the 1990-1991 National AIDS Behavioral Surveys reveal that 11% of Hispanics have had multiple partners in the past year-17% of men and 4% of women. The study shows a higher proportion of multiple sexual partners in the past year among Hispanic men who are unmarried (31%), Cuban (28%), aged 18-29 (25%), better educated (21%), of lower income (23%) and highly acculturated (20%). Among Hispanic women, marital status, age, Hispanic subgroup and level of acculturation are significant predictors of having multiple partners. Among highly acculturated Hispanic men, income, Hispanic subgroup and marital status are significant predictors of having multiple partners; among less acculturated Hispanic men, marital status is the only significant predictor. Only 20% of Hispanics with multiple partners report using a condom regularly with their primary partner, and 29% report regular condom use with their secondary partner. Among men, condom use tends to decrease as the number of partners increases.

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