Factors Associated with Condom Use among African American and Hispanic/ Latino Youth

Bianca Gleton 1, Shayesteh Jahanfar 1 * , Jeffery Inungu 1, Christopher Latty 1

EUROPEAN J ENV PUBLI, Volume 4, Issue 1, Article No: em0033.

https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/5954

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Abstract

Introduction: Research has shown that African American and Hispanic/Latino youth are at an increased risk of contracting STIs/STDs and HIV/AIDS.
Objective: The purpose of this study was to examine factors associated with condom use among African American and Hispanic/Latino youths.
Results: Among African American youth, condom use was more likely among males (2.09; 95% CI:1.45-3.02) compared to females and less likely among gays/lesbians compared to heterosexuals (0.33; 95% CI: 0.12-0.90), adjusted for cofounders. Among Hispanic/Latino youth, condom use was more likely among males (1.70; 95% CI: 1.25-2.31) compared to females and less likely among gays/lesbians (0.16; 95% CI: 0.57-0.44) and those who used alcohol/drugs during last sex (0.54; 95% CI: 0.37-0.78), adjusted for cofounders.
Conclusion: For both racial groups’, females and those identifying as gay or lesbian were more at risk of not using condoms. For Hispanic/Latino youth who used alcohol/drugs during last sex they were more at risk of not using a condom. This study can be used to identify culturally appropriate interventions that must be implemented to encourage greater condom use amongst African American and Hispanic/Latino youth.

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condom use, African American, Hispanic/ Latino, youth

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Gleton, B., Jahanfar, S., Inungu, J., and Latty, C. (2020). Factors Associated with Condom Use among African American and Hispanic/ Latino Youth. European Journal of Environment and Public Health, 4(1), em0033. https://doi.org/10.29333/ejeph/5954

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