Alcohol use, perceptions of the effects of alcohol use, and condom use in urban minority youth

Kathleen Ford, Anne E. Norris

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This study examined the relations between alcohol use, perceived effects of alcohol use, and condom use in three different types of sexual partners in African American and Hispanic youth. Data were drawn from a household probability sample of minority youth (N = 1435) living in Detroit. Relationships were examined among three types of sexual partners: 'married/lived with' partners, 'knew well' partners, and 'casual' partners. The effects of alcohol on condom use and perceived effects of alcohol on condom use were investigated using multiple regression with controls for demographic variables and sexual history. The quantity of alcohol consumed with partners was negatively related to condom use in all types of partners. The quantity of alcohol use was also negatively related to the perceived effect of alcohol use on condom use only with 'knew well' partners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)269-274
Number of pages6
JournalJournal of Acquired Immune Deficiency Syndromes and Human Retrovirology
Issue number3
StatePublished - Mar 1 1998



  • Adolescents
  • Alcohol use
  • Condom use
  • Sexual behavior

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Immunology and Allergy
  • Immunology
  • Virology

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