Rural and nonrural African American high school students and STD/HIV sexual-risk behaviors

Robin R. Milhausen, Richard Crosby, William L. Yarber, Ralph DiClemente, Gina M. Wingood, Kele Ding

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Abstract

Objective: To determine differences between African American adolescents on STD/HIV sexual-risk behaviors and precursors to these risk behaviors. Methods: Six hundred sixty-three rural and 3313 nonrural adolescents who completed the 1999 YRBS Survey were selected. Results: Rural females and males were more likely to report ever having coitus and not using a condom during last coitus. Rural females were also more likely to report early coistus, having 3 or more lifetime coital partners, and having more than 1 coital partner in the last 3 months. Conclusions: African American rural adolescents, particularly females, may have greater risk for STD/HIV infection than do their nonrural counterparts.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-379
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume27
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2003

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Keywords

  • Adolescent
  • African American
  • Prevention
  • Rural
  • Sexually transmitted disease

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Health(social science)
  • Social Psychology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Rural and nonrural African American high school students and STD/HIV sexual-risk behaviors. / Milhausen, Robin R.; Crosby, Richard; Yarber, William L.; DiClemente, Ralph; Wingood, Gina M.; Ding, Kele.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 27, No. 4, 01.01.2003, p. 373-379.

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Milhausen, Robin R. ; Crosby, Richard ; Yarber, William L. ; DiClemente, Ralph ; Wingood, Gina M. ; Ding, Kele. / Rural and nonrural African American high school students and STD/HIV sexual-risk behaviors. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2003 ; Vol. 27, No. 4. pp. 373-379.
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