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  1. Fulltext. Frequency of sexual partner change in a Norwegian population : Data distribution and covariates.

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    The number of new sexual partners per year (partner frequency) is a key factor in the spread of sexually transmitted diseases.

    Data from two Norwegian population-based surveys conducted in 1987 and 1992 were used to estimate recent (in the previous 3 years) and earlier partner frequency and to examine covariates affecting the distribution of partner frequency.

    Seventy-two percent of respondents reported having no new partners per year, and 2% reported having more than three new partners per year.

    Results from a Poisson regression model indicated that a low partner frequency was associated with being married or cohabiting, being female, greater age, and late sexual debut.

    Partner frequency was lower in 1992 than in 1987 (rate ratio=0.8,95% confidence interval 0.7-0.9).

    In comparison with earlier life, there was a large reduction in partner frequency for married/cohabiting individuals.

    In contrast, there was either no change or some increase in partner frequency for single persons.

    Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Comportement sexuel, Partenaire sexuel, Nombre, Epidémiologie, Facteur risque, Homme, Norvège, Europe

    Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Sexual behavior, Sex partner, Number, Epidemiology, Risk factor, Human, Norway, Europe

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    Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique

    Cote : 97-0288676

    Code Inist : 002B05A02. Création : 15/07/1997.