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Article: Correlates of sexual behaviors with health status and health perception in Chinese adolescents: A cross-sectional survey in schools

TitleCorrelates of sexual behaviors with health status and health perception in Chinese adolescents: A cross-sectional survey in schools
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KeywordsReferences (26) View In Table Layout
Issue Date2004
PublisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/apc
Citation
Aids Patient Care And Stds, 2004, v. 18 n. 8, p. 470-480 How to Cite?
AbstractSexual intercourse remains taboo among adolescents in a Chinese society such as Hong Kong. It is not openly discussed and little research has been done on its impact on health, although it carries serious risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)/HIV. In 1999, a cross-sectional, self-report survey on youth risk behaviors was carried out on 8382 students 15-18 years of age from 48 schools in Hong Kong. Three hundred seventy-seven (4.69%) reported that they had had sexual intercourse. Among them, forced sex (16.94%) was common, most often happening to boys (52.38%). They were more likely to have consulted doctors in the last month (odds ration [OR] 1.41 in boys 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.03, 1.94; OR 2.46 in girls 95% CI 1.81, 3.30) and 6 months (OR 1.33 in boys 95% CI 0.98, 1.78; OR 2.66 in girls 95% CI 1.80, 3.91). They also perceived poorer and deteriorating health. The sexually active female students were 6.70 times (95% CI 4.65, 9.66) more likely to attempt suicide than the other group and were more likely to take sick leaves (OR 3.56 in girls 95% CI 2.35, 5.41). Parental education and occupation, place of birth, and type of housing did not correlate in the initiation of sexual intercourse. The sexually experienced group reported worse physical and psychological health as well as health perception. Some of the characteristics and patterns identified in our study were quite different from the findings in the West but further studies are required to determine the reason for this.
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dc.contributor.authorLee, Aen_HK
dc.contributor.authorTsang, KKen_HK
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dc.date.available2011-03-28T09:24:45Z-
dc.date.issued2004en_HK
dc.identifier.citationAids Patient Care And Stds, 2004, v. 18 n. 8, p. 470-480en_HK
dc.identifier.issn1087-2914en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/132457-
dc.description.abstractSexual intercourse remains taboo among adolescents in a Chinese society such as Hong Kong. It is not openly discussed and little research has been done on its impact on health, although it carries serious risks of contracting sexually transmitted diseases (STDs)/HIV. In 1999, a cross-sectional, self-report survey on youth risk behaviors was carried out on 8382 students 15-18 years of age from 48 schools in Hong Kong. Three hundred seventy-seven (4.69%) reported that they had had sexual intercourse. Among them, forced sex (16.94%) was common, most often happening to boys (52.38%). They were more likely to have consulted doctors in the last month (odds ration [OR] 1.41 in boys 95% confidence interval [CI] 1.03, 1.94; OR 2.46 in girls 95% CI 1.81, 3.30) and 6 months (OR 1.33 in boys 95% CI 0.98, 1.78; OR 2.66 in girls 95% CI 1.80, 3.91). They also perceived poorer and deteriorating health. The sexually active female students were 6.70 times (95% CI 4.65, 9.66) more likely to attempt suicide than the other group and were more likely to take sick leaves (OR 3.56 in girls 95% CI 2.35, 5.41). Parental education and occupation, place of birth, and type of housing did not correlate in the initiation of sexual intercourse. The sexually experienced group reported worse physical and psychological health as well as health perception. Some of the characteristics and patterns identified in our study were quite different from the findings in the West but further studies are required to determine the reason for this.en_HK
dc.languageengen_US
dc.publisherMary Ann Liebert, Inc Publishers. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.liebertpub.com/apcen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofAIDS Patient Care and STDsen_HK
dc.rightsCreative Commons: Attribution 3.0 Hong Kong License-
dc.rightsThis is a copy of an article published in the [AIDS Patient Care and STDs] © [2004] [copyright Mary Ann Liebert, Inc.]; [AIDS Patient Care and STDs] is available online at: http://www.liebertonline.com.-
dc.subjectReferences (26) View In Table Layouten_US
dc.titleCorrelates of sexual behaviors with health status and health perception in Chinese adolescents: A cross-sectional survey in schoolsen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
dc.identifier.emailWong, WCW:wongwcw@hku.hken_HK
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dc.identifier.volume18en_HK
dc.identifier.issue8en_HK
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dc.identifier.scopusauthoridLee, A=8305464500en_HK
dc.identifier.scopusauthoridTsang, KK=7201554798en_HK

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