Smoking as a risk factor for STI diagnosis among African American females

Carla J. Berg, Julia E. Painter, Jessica M. Sales, Darren Mays, Eve Rose, Gina M. Wingood, Ralph DiClemente

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Abstract

Objectives: To examine the relationship of smoking to sexual risk outcomes among African American adolescent females. Methods: We analyzed baseline data from an HIV intervention trial, including sexual risk (older sex partners, number of vaginal sex partners, sex while high on drugs/alcohol, STI diagnosis) and smoking status among 715 participants. Results: Smoking prevalence was 23.1%. Controlling for covariates, smoking predicted having older partners (P=.001), having sex while high on alcohol or drugs (P<.001), and STI diagnosis (P=.046), after including other sexual risk outcomes in the model. Conclusions: Smoking is an independent risk factor for sexual risk behaviors and STI diagnosis. Copyright (c) PNG Publications. All rights reserved.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)505-512
Number of pages8
JournalAmerican Journal of Health Behavior
Volume36
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1 2012

Fingerprint

Sexually Transmitted Diseases
African Americans
smoking
Smoking
alcohol
Alcohols
drug
female adolescent
Risk-Taking
risk behavior
Sexual Behavior
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Publications
American
HIV

Keywords

  • Adolescents
  • Cigarette smoking
  • Sexual risk
  • Sexually transmitted infection

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

Cite this

Smoking as a risk factor for STI diagnosis among African American females. / Berg, Carla J.; Painter, Julia E.; Sales, Jessica M.; Mays, Darren; Rose, Eve; Wingood, Gina M.; DiClemente, Ralph.

In: American Journal of Health Behavior, Vol. 36, No. 4, 01.07.2012, p. 505-512.

Research output: Contribution to journalReview article

Berg, Carla J. ; Painter, Julia E. ; Sales, Jessica M. ; Mays, Darren ; Rose, Eve ; Wingood, Gina M. ; DiClemente, Ralph. / Smoking as a risk factor for STI diagnosis among African American females. In: American Journal of Health Behavior. 2012 ; Vol. 36, No. 4. pp. 505-512.
@article{de55d4fd86a14cd992134be2ff202106,
title = "Smoking as a risk factor for STI diagnosis among African American females",
abstract = "Objectives: To examine the relationship of smoking to sexual risk outcomes among African American adolescent females. Methods: We analyzed baseline data from an HIV intervention trial, including sexual risk (older sex partners, number of vaginal sex partners, sex while high on drugs/alcohol, STI diagnosis) and smoking status among 715 participants. Results: Smoking prevalence was 23.1{\%}. Controlling for covariates, smoking predicted having older partners (P=.001), having sex while high on alcohol or drugs (P<.001), and STI diagnosis (P=.046), after including other sexual risk outcomes in the model. Conclusions: Smoking is an independent risk factor for sexual risk behaviors and STI diagnosis. Copyright (c) PNG Publications. All rights reserved.",
keywords = "Adolescents, Cigarette smoking, Sexual risk, Sexually transmitted infection",
author = "Berg, {Carla J.} and Painter, {Julia E.} and Sales, {Jessica M.} and Darren Mays and Eve Rose and Wingood, {Gina M.} and Ralph DiClemente",
year = "2012",
month = "7",
day = "1",
doi = "10.5993/AJHB.36.4.7",
language = "English (US)",
volume = "36",
pages = "505--512",
journal = "American Journal of Health Behavior",
issn = "1087-3244",
publisher = "PNG Publications",
number = "4",

}

TY - JOUR

T1 - Smoking as a risk factor for STI diagnosis among African American females

AU - Berg, Carla J.

AU - Painter, Julia E.

AU - Sales, Jessica M.

AU - Mays, Darren

AU - Rose, Eve

AU - Wingood, Gina M.

AU - DiClemente, Ralph

PY - 2012/7/1

Y1 - 2012/7/1

N2 - Objectives: To examine the relationship of smoking to sexual risk outcomes among African American adolescent females. Methods: We analyzed baseline data from an HIV intervention trial, including sexual risk (older sex partners, number of vaginal sex partners, sex while high on drugs/alcohol, STI diagnosis) and smoking status among 715 participants. Results: Smoking prevalence was 23.1%. Controlling for covariates, smoking predicted having older partners (P=.001), having sex while high on alcohol or drugs (P<.001), and STI diagnosis (P=.046), after including other sexual risk outcomes in the model. Conclusions: Smoking is an independent risk factor for sexual risk behaviors and STI diagnosis. Copyright (c) PNG Publications. All rights reserved.

AB - Objectives: To examine the relationship of smoking to sexual risk outcomes among African American adolescent females. Methods: We analyzed baseline data from an HIV intervention trial, including sexual risk (older sex partners, number of vaginal sex partners, sex while high on drugs/alcohol, STI diagnosis) and smoking status among 715 participants. Results: Smoking prevalence was 23.1%. Controlling for covariates, smoking predicted having older partners (P=.001), having sex while high on alcohol or drugs (P<.001), and STI diagnosis (P=.046), after including other sexual risk outcomes in the model. Conclusions: Smoking is an independent risk factor for sexual risk behaviors and STI diagnosis. Copyright (c) PNG Publications. All rights reserved.

KW - Adolescents

KW - Cigarette smoking

KW - Sexual risk

KW - Sexually transmitted infection

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/record.url?scp=84863093683&partnerID=8YFLogxK

UR - http://www.scopus.com/inward/citedby.url?scp=84863093683&partnerID=8YFLogxK

U2 - 10.5993/AJHB.36.4.7

DO - 10.5993/AJHB.36.4.7

M3 - Review article

C2 - 22488400

AN - SCOPUS:84863093683

VL - 36

SP - 505

EP - 512

JO - American Journal of Health Behavior

JF - American Journal of Health Behavior

SN - 1087-3244

IS - 4

ER -