Predictors of HIV Risk Among College Students: A CHAID Analysis.

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William N. Dudley, Professor Public Health Education (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: The purpose of this study was to identify predictors of risk behaviors among college students and to determine how students differed in HIV risk practices. Participants were from six colleges and universities in a large southeastern metropolitan area. The present analysis was limited to participants who were 18 to 25 years of age; single; White, African American, or Asian; and reported initiation of sexual intercourse. The results demonstratedsignificant associations of gender and race with having sex within the past3 months, number of partners, condom use, length of time one knew one's sexual partner, substance use, and asking one's partner about sexualhistory. Using Chi-Square Automatic Interaction Detection (CHAID), the strongest predictor of condom use was noted to be gender, and the strongest predictor of number of partners was race.

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Language: English
Date: 1998
HIV, sexual behavior, sexual risk, college students, biobehavioral research, race

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