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Sexual risk behaviours and HIV knowledge of migrant farm workers in a rural community in Nigeria.
Afr J Med Med Sci. 2011 Mar; 40(1):75-84.AJ

Abstract

Migration has been associated with a higher risk of STI/HIV but few studies have assessed the sexual risk behaviour of migrant farm workers in Nigeria. An exploratory survey was conducted to assess the knowledge of HIV/AIDS and sexual risk behaviours of migrant farmers in Saki West Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria. Questionnaires were used to obtain information on socio-demographic and occupational characteristics, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sexual behaviours and history of STI symptoms. Overall 518 respondents were interviewed, slightly over half were aware of HIV/AIDS; awareness was significantly lower among the females, those aged 15-24 years and those with no formal education. Majority (80.7%) were sexually experienced, the mean age at sexual debut was 19.4 +/- 5.2 years and 18.4 +/- 4.2 years for males and females respectively. Sexual intercourse with multiple sexual partners in the past year was reported by 24.6% (males, 35.7%, versus females, 10.4%, p < 0.05). Recent sexual intercourse with a casual partner was reported by 9.1% (12.8% males versus 4.4% females). Only 18.2% used a condom during the last casual sexual contact. Level of awareness of HIV is unacceptably low and sexual risk behaviours are prevalent among these workers. Appropriate sexual health and HIV prevention interventions should be instituted.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Department of Community Medicine, College of Medicine, University of Ibadan, Ibadan, Oyo State, Nigeria. emeowoaje@yahoo.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

Language

eng

PubMed ID

21834265

Citation

Owoaje, E T., et al. "Sexual Risk Behaviours and HIV Knowledge of Migrant Farm Workers in a Rural Community in Nigeria." African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, vol. 40, no. 1, 2011, pp. 75-84.
Owoaje ET, Adebiyi AO, Adebayo MA. Sexual risk behaviours and HIV knowledge of migrant farm workers in a rural community in Nigeria. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2011;40(1):75-84.
Owoaje, E. T., Adebiyi, A. O., & Adebayo, M. A. (2011). Sexual risk behaviours and HIV knowledge of migrant farm workers in a rural community in Nigeria. African Journal of Medicine and Medical Sciences, 40(1), 75-84.
Owoaje ET, Adebiyi AO, Adebayo MA. Sexual Risk Behaviours and HIV Knowledge of Migrant Farm Workers in a Rural Community in Nigeria. Afr J Med Med Sci. 2011;40(1):75-84. PubMed PMID: 21834265.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Sexual risk behaviours and HIV knowledge of migrant farm workers in a rural community in Nigeria. AU - Owoaje,E T, AU - Adebiyi,A O, AU - Adebayo,M A, PY - 2011/8/13/entrez PY - 2011/8/13/pubmed PY - 2011/8/27/medline SP - 75 EP - 84 JF - African journal of medicine and medical sciences JO - Afr J Med Med Sci VL - 40 IS - 1 N2 - Migration has been associated with a higher risk of STI/HIV but few studies have assessed the sexual risk behaviour of migrant farm workers in Nigeria. An exploratory survey was conducted to assess the knowledge of HIV/AIDS and sexual risk behaviours of migrant farmers in Saki West Local Government Area, Oyo State, Nigeria. Questionnaires were used to obtain information on socio-demographic and occupational characteristics, knowledge of HIV/AIDS, sexual behaviours and history of STI symptoms. Overall 518 respondents were interviewed, slightly over half were aware of HIV/AIDS; awareness was significantly lower among the females, those aged 15-24 years and those with no formal education. Majority (80.7%) were sexually experienced, the mean age at sexual debut was 19.4 +/- 5.2 years and 18.4 +/- 4.2 years for males and females respectively. Sexual intercourse with multiple sexual partners in the past year was reported by 24.6% (males, 35.7%, versus females, 10.4%, p < 0.05). Recent sexual intercourse with a casual partner was reported by 9.1% (12.8% males versus 4.4% females). Only 18.2% used a condom during the last casual sexual contact. Level of awareness of HIV is unacceptably low and sexual risk behaviours are prevalent among these workers. Appropriate sexual health and HIV prevention interventions should be instituted. SN - 0309-3913 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/21834265/Sexual_risk_behaviours_and_HIV_knowledge_of_migrant_farm_workers_in_a_rural_community_in_Nigeria_ L2 - http://www.diseaseinfosearch.org/result/9735 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -