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Alcohol use and sexual risks: use of the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT) among female sex workers in China.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  23311906     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The association between alcohol use and sexual risks among female sex workers (FSWs) has been insufficiently studied. This article reports a cross-sectional study of the relationship between alcohol use risk, measured by the Alcohol Use Disorders Identification Test (AUDIT), and sexual risk behaviors among 1,022 FSWs in Guangxi, China. Bivariate analysis showed that FSWs at higher AUDIT levels tended to have earlier sexual initiation, became involved in the sex trade at a younger age, and were more vulnerable to sex under the influence of alcohol. Multivariate analysis revealed an independent association of problem drinking with both unprotected sex and a history of sexually transmitted diseases (STDs). Alcohol use in commercial sex shall be considered as an occupational hazard that requires immediate intervention. Future longitudinal studies are needed to confirm the association between alcohol use and sexual risks among this most-at-risk population.
Yiyun Chen; Xiaoming Li; Chen Zhang; Yan Hong; Yuejiao Zhou; Wei Liu
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, N.I.H., Extramural    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Health care for women international     Volume:  34     ISSN:  1096-4665     ISO Abbreviation:  Health Care Women Int     Publication Date:  2013  
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-01-14     Completed Date:  2013-03-05     Revised Date:  2014-09-09    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8411543     Medline TA:  Health Care Women Int     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  122-38     Citation Subset:  N    
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MeSH Terms
Alcohol Drinking / adverse effects,  epidemiology,  psychology*
China / epidemiology
Condoms / utilization
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Mass Screening
Multivariate Analysis
Occupational Diseases / epidemiology,  prevention & control
Prostitution / psychology
Psychiatric Status Rating Scales
Risk Factors
Sex Workers / psychology*,  statistics & numerical data
Sexual Behavior / drug effects,  psychology*
Sexually Transmitted Diseases / epidemiology
Social Environment
Socioeconomic Factors
Grant Support

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