einstein (São Paulo). 01/Jun/2016;14(2):143-51.

Condom use and alcohol consumption in adolescents and youth

Rachel Mola, Ana Carolina Rodarti Pitangui, Sháyra Anny Moura Barbosa, Layane Sá Almeida, Mayara Ruth Marinho de Sousa, Wellypâmela Pauliny de Lima Pio, Rodrigo Cappato de Araújo

DOI: 10.1590/S1679-45082016AO3677

ABSTRACT
Objective
To determine the association between not using the male condom and alcohol consumption in adolescents and schoolchildren.
Methods
An epidemiological study, with a cross-sectional, descriptive, and correlation design carried out from March to July 2014. The sample consisted of students in public primary and secondary education, aged between 12 and 24 years. The social and demographic survey and the Youth Risk Behavior Survey questionnaire were used.
Results
The study included 1,275 students, of these; 37.0% reported having had sexual relations. The prevalent age of sexual initiation was 14-16 years 55.7% and 65.6% used condom in the last sexual intercourse. Regarding the lack of condom use at the last intercourse, girls showed an association with drunkenness in the previous 30 days (2.19; 95%CI: 1.06-4.54).
Conclusion
In females, the non-use of condoms was associated with drunkenness in the previous 30 days.

Condom use and alcohol consumption in adolescents and youth

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