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Article: Risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases and casual sex among Chinese patients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics in Hong Kong

TitleRisk factors for sexually transmitted diseases and casual sex among Chinese patients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics in Hong Kong
Authors
Issue Date2002
PublisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.stdjournal.com
Citation
Sexually Transmitted Diseases, 2002, v. 29 n. 6, p. 360-365 How to Cite?
AbstractBackground: The risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and having casual sex among the Chinese people are unknown. Goal: The goal of the study was to estimate the prevalence of STDs and to develop a profile of risk behavior among patients attending STD clinics in Hong Kong. Study Design: In a clinic-based, cross-sectional study, 448 patients attending two government STD clinics were randomly sampled and interviewed by means of a structured questionnaire. Results: The prevalence of STDs was 51% (70% of men and 35% of women). Attendees who had STDs diagnosed were more likely to be male, never married, and smokers and alcohol users (ever) and to have had casual sex or sex during travel with someone not their usual partner. Those who did not always use condoms were more likely to be male and never married. Having had casual sex was reported by 63% of the respondents. Those who reported having had casual sexual encounters were more likely to have the following characteristics: male; never married; no religious belief; ever smoker and alcohol user; current STD; had sex during travel; history of STD; inconsistent condom user; and perception of being at low risk for STD. After adjustment, only male gender was associated with casual sexual encounters. Conclusion: The results of this study indicated several risk factors among Chinese patients for the acquisition of STDs, for not using condoms, and for having casual sex. This information is useful in strengthening and evaluating currently available STD prevention and control strategies for the Chinese population in Hong Kong and elsewhere.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86974
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2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 2.043
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dc.contributor.authorAbdullah, ASMen_HK
dc.contributor.authorFielding, Ren_HK
dc.contributor.authorHedley, AJen_HK
dc.contributor.authorLuk, YKen_HK
dc.date.accessioned2010-09-06T09:23:37Z-
dc.date.available2010-09-06T09:23:37Z-
dc.date.issued2002en_HK
dc.identifier.citationSexually Transmitted Diseases, 2002, v. 29 n. 6, p. 360-365en_HK
dc.identifier.issn0148-5717en_HK
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/86974-
dc.description.abstractBackground: The risk factors for sexually transmitted diseases (STDs) and having casual sex among the Chinese people are unknown. Goal: The goal of the study was to estimate the prevalence of STDs and to develop a profile of risk behavior among patients attending STD clinics in Hong Kong. Study Design: In a clinic-based, cross-sectional study, 448 patients attending two government STD clinics were randomly sampled and interviewed by means of a structured questionnaire. Results: The prevalence of STDs was 51% (70% of men and 35% of women). Attendees who had STDs diagnosed were more likely to be male, never married, and smokers and alcohol users (ever) and to have had casual sex or sex during travel with someone not their usual partner. Those who did not always use condoms were more likely to be male and never married. Having had casual sex was reported by 63% of the respondents. Those who reported having had casual sexual encounters were more likely to have the following characteristics: male; never married; no religious belief; ever smoker and alcohol user; current STD; had sex during travel; history of STD; inconsistent condom user; and perception of being at low risk for STD. After adjustment, only male gender was associated with casual sexual encounters. Conclusion: The results of this study indicated several risk factors among Chinese patients for the acquisition of STDs, for not using condoms, and for having casual sex. This information is useful in strengthening and evaluating currently available STD prevention and control strategies for the Chinese population in Hong Kong and elsewhere.en_HK
dc.languageengen_HK
dc.publisherLippincott Williams & Wilkins. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.stdjournal.comen_HK
dc.relation.ispartofSexually Transmitted Diseasesen_HK
dc.rightsSexually Transmitted Diseases. Copyright © Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.en_HK
dc.subject.meshAdulten_HK
dc.subject.meshChina - ethnologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshCross-Sectional Studiesen_HK
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshHong Kong - epidemiologyen_HK
dc.subject.meshHumansen_HK
dc.subject.meshMaleen_HK
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_HK
dc.subject.meshMultivariate Analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshPrevalenceen_HK
dc.subject.meshRegression Analysisen_HK
dc.subject.meshRisk Factorsen_HK
dc.subject.meshSexual Behavioren_HK
dc.subject.meshSexually Transmitted Diseases - epidemiology - prevention & controlen_HK
dc.titleRisk factors for sexually transmitted diseases and casual sex among Chinese patients attending sexually transmitted disease clinics in Hong Kongen_HK
dc.typeArticleen_HK
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dc.identifier.emailFielding, R:fielding@hku.hken_HK
dc.identifier.emailHedley, AJ:hrmrajh@hkucc.hku.hken_HK
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