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Journal Article
UWI Author(s)
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Abel, Wendel D.; Forrester, S.; Martin, J.; Fox, Kristin
Author Affiliation, Ana.
Department of Community Health and Psychiatry
Article Title
Sexual Behaviour Among Adolescents in Jamaica [Abstract]
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Journal Title
West Indian Medical Journal
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Date of Publication
2004
Volume ID
53
Issue ID
Suppl. 5
Page(s)
27-28
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ISSN
0043-3144
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Abstract
Objective: This study seeks to determine and identify factors associated with high-risk sexual behaviour among adolescents in Jamaica. Method: The study utilised data collected in a cross sectional study of adolescents 10 to 18 years old, in schools in 19 Caribbean countries by Pan American Health Organization. In Jamaica, a randomised cluster sample consisting 2 635 students was chosen. An 87-item forced choice questionnaire was administered. using variate, bi-variate and multi-variate analysis, the relationship between sexual behaviour and a number of socio-demographic variables was examined. This was done using the Statistical Package for the Social Sciences SPSS version 11. Conclusion: While age and gender were important factors associated with sexual activity, psycho-emotional factors such as relationship with teacher, a caring mother, problems with a parent or parents who drink and sexual abuse, as well as attendance at religious services were also of significance.....
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