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Determinants of consistent condom use among adolescents and young adults attending a tertiary educational institution in Ile-Ife, Nigeria.
Niger Postgrad Med J. 2008 Sep; 15(3):185-91.NP

Abstract

OBJECTIVES

This study evaluated the determinants of consistent condom use among adolescents and young adults aged 15 - 29 years.

METHODS

This was a cross-sectional survey to which 600 (300 of each gender) adolescents/young adults who had never married were recruited. Information was collected from respondents by means of a purpose-designed, self-administered questionnaire. Information sought includes the respondents' social and demographic characteristics, sexual practices and issues relating to condom use.

RESULTS

Five hundred and thirty-six (89.3%) of the 600 questionnaires were suitable for analysis; 372 (69.4%) had had sexual intercourse. A third reported that they were having sex frequently or fairly frequently; 145 (41.7%) had more than one partner while 74 (19.9%) were aware that their partners had other sexual partners. Two-thirds of currently sexually active respondents reported that condoms were readily available and cheap although only 90 (24.2%) reported using condoms consistently. The factors that were statistically significant predictors of consistent condom use among the males were age; younger respondents were more likely to be consistent users (p = 0.015), having more than one sexual partner (p = 0.030) and ability to refuse sex with a partner who would not want to use condom (p = 0.008). Among the females, statistically significant predictors were frequency of sexual intercourse; respondent who had sex frequently were more likely to use condoms consistently (p = 0.018) and having more than one partner (p=0.018).

CONCLUSION

Inconsistent condom use is rampant and females were probably disadvantaged as far as condom negotiation is concerned.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Health, Faculty of Clinical Sciences, Obafemi Awolowo University, Ile-Ife, Nigeria.No affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article

Language

eng

PubMed ID

18923594

Citation

Onayade, A A., et al. "Determinants of Consistent Condom Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults Attending a Tertiary Educational Institution in Ile-Ife, Nigeria." The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal, vol. 15, no. 3, 2008, pp. 185-91.
Onayade AA, Abiona TC, Ugbala C, et al. Determinants of consistent condom use among adolescents and young adults attending a tertiary educational institution in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2008;15(3):185-91.
Onayade, A. A., Abiona, T. C., Ugbala, C., Alozie, G., & Adetuyi, O. (2008). Determinants of consistent condom use among adolescents and young adults attending a tertiary educational institution in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. The Nigerian Postgraduate Medical Journal, 15(3), 185-91.
Onayade AA, et al. Determinants of Consistent Condom Use Among Adolescents and Young Adults Attending a Tertiary Educational Institution in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. Niger Postgrad Med J. 2008;15(3):185-91. PubMed PMID: 18923594.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Determinants of consistent condom use among adolescents and young adults attending a tertiary educational institution in Ile-Ife, Nigeria. AU - Onayade,A A, AU - Abiona,T C, AU - Ugbala,C, AU - Alozie,G, AU - Adetuyi,O, PY - 2008/10/17/pubmed PY - 2009/1/23/medline PY - 2008/10/17/entrez SP - 185 EP - 91 JF - The Nigerian postgraduate medical journal JO - Niger Postgrad Med J VL - 15 IS - 3 N2 - OBJECTIVES: This study evaluated the determinants of consistent condom use among adolescents and young adults aged 15 - 29 years. METHODS: This was a cross-sectional survey to which 600 (300 of each gender) adolescents/young adults who had never married were recruited. Information was collected from respondents by means of a purpose-designed, self-administered questionnaire. Information sought includes the respondents' social and demographic characteristics, sexual practices and issues relating to condom use. RESULTS: Five hundred and thirty-six (89.3%) of the 600 questionnaires were suitable for analysis; 372 (69.4%) had had sexual intercourse. A third reported that they were having sex frequently or fairly frequently; 145 (41.7%) had more than one partner while 74 (19.9%) were aware that their partners had other sexual partners. Two-thirds of currently sexually active respondents reported that condoms were readily available and cheap although only 90 (24.2%) reported using condoms consistently. The factors that were statistically significant predictors of consistent condom use among the males were age; younger respondents were more likely to be consistent users (p = 0.015), having more than one sexual partner (p = 0.030) and ability to refuse sex with a partner who would not want to use condom (p = 0.008). Among the females, statistically significant predictors were frequency of sexual intercourse; respondent who had sex frequently were more likely to use condoms consistently (p = 0.018) and having more than one partner (p=0.018). CONCLUSION: Inconsistent condom use is rampant and females were probably disadvantaged as far as condom negotiation is concerned. SN - 1117-1936 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/18923594/Determinants_of_consistent_condom_use_among_adolescents_and_young_adults_attending_a_tertiary_educational_institution_in_Ile_Ife_Nigeria_ L2 - https://medlineplus.gov/childbehaviordisorders.html DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -