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Titolo:
Patterns of initiation of sex and drug-related activities among urban low-income African-American adolescents
Autore:
Li, XM; Stanton, B; Cottrell, L; Burns, J; Pack, R; Kaljee, L;
Indirizzi:
W Virginia Univ, Sch Med, Dept Pediat, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA W VirginiaUniv Morgantown WV USA 26506 Pediat, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA W Virginia Univ, Sch Med, Dept Psychol, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA W Virginia Univ Morgantown WV USA 26506 Psychol, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA W Virginia Univ, Sch Med, Dept Community Med, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA W Virginia Univ Morgantown WV USA 26506 ity Med, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA Univ Maryland, Sch Med, Dept Pediat, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA Univ Maryland Baltimore MD USA 21201 Dept Pediat, Baltimore, MD 21201 USA
Titolo Testata:
JOURNAL OF ADOLESCENT HEALTH
fascicolo: 1, volume: 28, anno: 2001,
pagine: 46 - 54
SICI:
1054-139X(200101)28:1<46:POIOSA>2.0.ZU;2-U
Fonte:
ISI
Lingua:
ENG
Soggetto:
RISK BEHAVIORS; SUBSTANCE USE; HIV; TRAFFICKING; ASSOCIATION; PREVENTION; EXPOSURE; PROGRAM; AIDS;
Keywords:
adolescents; African-American; alcohol use; drug-trafficking; gender differences; high-risk sex; illicit drug use; sensation seeking;
Tipo documento:
Article
Natura:
Periodico
Settore Disciplinare:
Social & Behavioral Sciences
Clinical Medicine
Citazioni:
22
Recensione:
Indirizzi per estratti:
Indirizzo: Li, XM W Virginia Univ, Sch Med, Dept Pediat, POB 9214, Morgantown, WV 26506 USA W Virginia Univ POB 9214 Morgantown WV USA 26506 town, WV 26506 USA
Citazione:
X.M. Li et al., "Patterns of initiation of sex and drug-related activities among urban low-income African-American adolescents", J ADOLES H, 28(1), 2001, pp. 46-54

Abstract

Purpose: To examine the pattern of adolescent's involvement in drug-related behaviors and sexual initiation, and its relationship with: (a) age and gender, (b) sensation- seeking, (c) perceptions of peer and family risk involvement, and (d) involvement in high-risk sexual behavior. Subjects: Two hundred and sixty-one urban African-American youth, aged 9 to 15 years at baseline, who were sexually experienced by the end of the 4-year study interval. The longitudinal assessment (4 years) was focused on: (a) alcohol use, illicit drug use, and drug trafficking; (b) highrisk sex; (c) propensity to sensation seeking; and (d) perceived peer and family risk involvement,Results: Involvement increased over the 4-year study interval such that over half of the adolescents reported use of alcohol and/or use of marijuana in the final assessment period. For each of the three drug-related activities examined, the largest proportion of youth who engaged in sexual intercourse never engaged in drug-related activity, and the next largest proportioninitiated sexual involvement before drug use. Sensation-seeking scores, which were relatively stable across time, were lower among girls, and also were lower among youth who remained uninvolved in drug-related behaviors. Forall three drug-related behaviors, rates of high-risk sex were higher amongyouth who initiated both sex and drugs, and were lower among youth who reported engaging only in sex. Although youth who did eventually initiate druguse had higher perceived levels of family and peer drug use compared to those who remained uninvolved, these perceptions did not contribute directly to high-risk sexual behavior. Conclusions: Youth who will become both sexually active and involved with drugs during adolescence are especially vulnerable to involvement in high-risk sexual behavior. (C) Society for Adolescent Medicine, 2000.

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