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Who won't tell: predictors of refusal to report number of sex partners.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  8499036     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Data from 1475 respondents to a telephone survey are used to examine whether those who refused to report the number of their sex partners in the 12-month period prior to the interview are more likely to engage in HIV risk behaviours than those who did report this number. Logistic regression shows that refusal is associated with being single of low education (OR(adj) = 8.0, 95% CI 2.7-23.7), using condoms in the last year (OR(adj) = 4.2, 95% CI 1.6-11.1), self-reporting of HIV-risk behaviours (OR(adj) = 3.6, 95% CI 1.3-9.6), and being male (OR(adj) = 2.7, 95% CI 1.1-6.6). These associations apply only to a subsample of individuals who provided complete information for HIV risk and other related behaviours. Results from the total sample indicate that individuals in our study who did not report their number of partners are more likely to have characteristics that are compatible with a higher probability of HIV risk practices. This pattern of associations suggests that refusers are indeed at higher risk for HIV infection than those sexually active individuals who did report the number of partners.
A Peruga; V Y Kofie; R M Martinez
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of STD & AIDS     Volume:  4     ISSN:  0956-4624     ISO Abbreviation:  Int J STD AIDS     Publication Date:    1993 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1993-05-27     Completed Date:  1993-05-27     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9007917     Medline TA:  Int J STD AIDS     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  86-9     Citation Subset:  IM; X    
Pan American Health Organization, Washington DC 20037.
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MeSH Terms
Cluster Analysis
Contact Tracing*
Data Collection / methods
HIV Infections / epidemiology*
Health Behavior
Middle Aged
Odds Ratio
Regression Analysis
Risk Factors
Sexual Partners*

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