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Journal Article
Author, Analytic
Simeon, Donald T.; Bain, Brendan C. ; Wyatt, Gail E.; LeFranc, Elsie R-M; Ricketts, Heather; Chambers, Claudia ; Tucker, M. Belinda
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Tropical Metabolism Research Unit; Community Health and Psychiatry; Institute of Social and Economic Research
Article Title
Characteristics of Jamaicans who smoke marijuana before sex and their risk status for sexually transmitted diseases
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West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
1996
Volume ID
45
Issue ID
1
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9-13
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Abstract
Investigates whether the practice of marijuana smoking in Jamaica increased the risk for STD infections. A national sample of 2,580 randomly selected Jamaicans, aged 15 to 49 years were administered a questionnaire to measure a number of health and behavioural variables. The results indicate that more persons who smoked marijuana before sex had a history of STD infections than non-marijuana smokers, the difference was significant among men (46 percent vs 26 percent, p 0.001) but not among women (19 percent vs 8 percent)....
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