TITLE

ADOLESCENTS AND THE CO-OCCURRENCE OF THE EARLY ONSET OF SEXUAL INTERCOURSE AND DRUG USE RISK BEHAVIORS

AUTHOR(S)
Smith, Theresa M. Enyeart; Sallee, David N.
PUB. DATE
June 2008
SOURCE
American Journal of Health Studies;2008, Vol. 23 Issue 2, p81
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The purpose of this study was to investigate the co-occurrence of the early onset of self-reported sexual intercourse and risk behaviors among youth associated with substance use. The YRBS was used to assess co-occurring risk behaviors. Cross tabulations and odds ratio comparisons were used to analyze the co-occurrence of sexual intercourse behaviors along with ATOD behaviors. Results indicated that students engaging in intercourse before age 13 were significantly more likely to participate in ATOD behaviors compared to those reporting abstinence or intercourse after age 13. Adolescents exhibiting risk behaviors associated with early intercourse greatly increase their risk of drug use and abuse.
ACCESSION #
36181630

 

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