Number of sexual partners and health lifestyle of adolescents : Use of the AMA Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services to Address a Basic Research Question.
To expand understanding of the behavioral epidemiology of an important sexually transmitted disease risk factor within a clinical framework of the AMA Guidelines for Adolescent Preventive Services (GAPS) : Recommendations and Rationale.
Cross-sectional analysis of the fourth year of a longitudinal study of adolescent health behavior.
High schools in a single major urban school district.
Nine hundred and forty-six white, African American, and Hispanic sexually active adolescents.
Main Outcome Measures
Number of sexual partners in previous year and other health-risk and health-protective behaviors.
Measures are operationalized according to guidelines for adolescent preventive services recommendations.
Adolescents with 3 or more sexual partners annually were more involved with potentially health-harming behaviors such as illicit substance use and less involved with potentially health-protective behaviors such as seat belt use.
These relationships were independent of sex, ethnic group, or socioeconomic status.
The number of sexual partners may be considered part of a larger pattern of adolescent health-risk and health-protective behaviors.
The guidelines may provide a useful framework for clinical assessment of these patterns as part of a routine health care visit of adolescent patients.
Mots-clés Pascal : Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Epidémiologie, Etude transversale, Comportement sexuel, Etude comparative, Africain, Américain, Espagnol, Facteur risque, Santé, Mode de vie, Evaluation, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique, Appareil génital pathologie, Infection, Education santé, Caucasoïde, Négroïde
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Sexually transmitted disease, Epidemiology, Cross sectional study, Sexual behavior, Comparative study, African, American, Spanish, Risk factor, Health, Life habit, Evaluation, United States, North America, America, Genital diseases, Infection, Health education, Caucasoid, Negroid
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0020846
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 17/04/1998.