The association of sexual repertoire with sexual preference, partnership and sociodemographic characteristics, and sexual history among white American (WA) and African-Americans (AA) is described.
Cross-sectional computer-assisted telephone survey.
Seattle residents 18 to 39 years of age selected via random digit dialing ; an additional sample of AA sampled from listed telephone numbers from census tracks with over 40% AA.
The study included 356 WA and 140 AA ever engaging in vaginal intercourse who answered questions regarding their usual sexual repertoire with their most recent opposite-sex partner.
The 5% of WA engaging in vaginal, oral, and anal intercourse with their most recent opposite-sex partner were 2.7 times (95% CI : 0.9,7.9) as likely to report nonmonogamy and 8.4 times (95% CI : 2.6,27.2) as likely to report a history of same-sex partners.
Persons reporting a history of both same-and opposite-sex partnerships were more likely than those with only opposite-sex partners to report engaging in anal and oral sex with their most recent opposite-sex partner regardless of gender (anal : women 24% vs. 4%, p<0.001 ; men : 33% vs. 6%, p<0.001 ; oral : women 95% vs. 74%, p=0.03 ; men 89% vs. 78%, p=0.4).
Persons with a history of a same-sex partner were also more likely than those with only opposite-sex partners to have a nonmonogamous current relationship (WA : odds ratio [OR]=2.3 ; 95% CI : 0.9,5.7 ; AA : OR=6. (...)
Mots-clés Pascal : Prévention, Maladie sexuellement transmissible, Comportement sexuel, Hétérosexualité, Homosexualité, Enquête, Homme, Etats Unis, Amérique du Nord, Amérique
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Prevention, Sexually transmitted disease, Sexual behavior, Heterosexuality, Homosexuality, Survey, Human, United States, North America, America
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 98-0249004
Code Inist : 002B30A03B. Création : 11/09/1998.