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Substance use, risky sexual behaviors, and their associations in a Chinese sample of senior high school students.
BMC Public Health. 2013 Apr 04; 13:295.BP

Abstract

BACKGROUND

Given the higher prevalence of risky sexual behaviors and substance use, adolescents and youths are at risk for HIV. Despite its importance, however, to the best of our knowledge, there are only a few researches on risky behaviors in Chinese adolescents/youths. The present study aimed to describe the prevalence of sexual and substance use behaviors among a Chinese sample of senior high school students. And more specifically, the associations of socio-demographic factors and substance use with risky sexual behaviors were examined in the sample.

METHODS

A cross-sectional study was conducted in 10 senior high schools. A total of 2668 senior high school students aged 15.17 to 23.42 years participated in the survey. A self-administrated questionnaire was used to collect information on sexual and substance use behaviors.

RESULTS

The percentages of students who ever had sexual intercourse in lifetime or during last three months were 7.0% and 5.1%, respectively. Among the participants with sexual intercourse during last three months, 42.1% ever had unprotected sexual intercourse and 49.4% had intercourse with two or more partners. Multivariate logistic regression analyses showed that cigarette smoke and illicit drug use were related to unprotected sexual intercourse (defined as "sexual intercourse without condom use") and younger age of first sexual intercourse was related to multiple-partner sexual intercourse.

CONCLUSIONS

HIV/sexual transmitted infection (STI) health education and prevention are necessary among the Chinese adolescents, particularly among those adolescents with experience of sexual intercourse and/or substance use, which has a long-term beneficial to the control of HIV/STI in China.

Authors+Show Affiliations

School of Public Health affiliated with Shangai Jiaotong University School of Medicine, Shangai, People's Republic of China. Lsh9907@163.comNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

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

Language

eng

PubMed ID

23557462

Citation

Li, Shenghui, et al. "Substance Use, Risky Sexual Behaviors, and Their Associations in a Chinese Sample of Senior High School Students." BMC Public Health, vol. 13, 2013, p. 295.
Li S, Huang H, Xu G, et al. Substance use, risky sexual behaviors, and their associations in a Chinese sample of senior high school students. BMC Public Health. 2013;13:295.
Li, S., Huang, H., Xu, G., Cai, Y., Huang, F., & Ye, X. (2013). Substance use, risky sexual behaviors, and their associations in a Chinese sample of senior high school students. BMC Public Health, 13, 295. https://doi.org/10.1186/1471-2458-13-295
Li S, et al. Substance Use, Risky Sexual Behaviors, and Their Associations in a Chinese Sample of Senior High School Students. BMC Public Health. 2013 Apr 4;13:295. PubMed PMID: 23557462.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Substance use, risky sexual behaviors, and their associations in a Chinese sample of senior high school students. AU - Li,Shenghui, AU - Huang,Hong, AU - Xu,Gang, AU - Cai,Yong, AU - Huang,Fengrong, AU - Ye,Xiuxia, Y1 - 2013/04/04/ PY - 2012/07/31/received PY - 2013/03/25/accepted PY - 2013/4/6/entrez PY - 2013/4/6/pubmed PY - 2013/6/26/medline SP - 295 EP - 295 JF - BMC public health JO - BMC Public Health VL - 13 N2 - BACKGROUND: Given the higher prevalence of risky sexual behaviors and substance use, adolescents and youths are at risk for HIV. Despite its importance, however, to the best of our knowledge, there are only a few researches on risky behaviors in Chinese adolescents/youths. The present study aimed to describe the prevalence of sexual and substance use behaviors among a Chinese sample of senior high school students. And more specifically, the associations of socio-demographic factors and substance use with risky sexual behaviors were examined in the sample. METHODS: A cross-sectional study was conducted in 10 senior high schools. A total of 2668 senior high school students aged 15.17 to 23.42 years participated in the survey. A self-administrated questionnaire was used to collect information on sexual and substance use behaviors. RESULTS: The percentages of students who ever had sexual intercourse in lifetime or during last three months were 7.0% and 5.1%, respectively. Among the participants with sexual intercourse during last three months, 42.1% ever had unprotected sexual intercourse and 49.4% had intercourse with two or more partners. Multivariate logistic regression analyses showed that cigarette smoke and illicit drug use were related to unprotected sexual intercourse (defined as "sexual intercourse without condom use") and younger age of first sexual intercourse was related to multiple-partner sexual intercourse. CONCLUSIONS: HIV/sexual transmitted infection (STI) health education and prevention are necessary among the Chinese adolescents, particularly among those adolescents with experience of sexual intercourse and/or substance use, which has a long-term beneficial to the control of HIV/STI in China. SN - 1471-2458 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/23557462/Substance_use_risky_sexual_behaviors_and_their_associations_in_a_Chinese_sample_of_senior_high_school_students_ L2 - https://bmcpublichealth.biomedcentral.com/articles/10.1186/1471-2458-13-295 DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -