Epidemiologic factors correlated with multiple sexual partners among women receiving prenatal care

Eric I. Rosenberg, Manuel Bayona, C. Hendricks Brown, Steven C. Specter

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3 cross-sectional survey methodology was used to respond to the need of a local health department to identify correlates of high-risk behaviors related to human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) transmission among pregnant women attending prenatal care clinics. This study of 488 maternity patients was conducted at two public health clients in Tampa, Florida, in 1991. The prevalence of high-risk behaviors was assessed using a self-administered questionnaire. Out of 428 respondents, 25% reported having had intercourse with two or more male partners in the past year. Following multiple logistic regression analysis, four variables remained consistently and significantly associated (P < 0.05) with having two or more sexual partners: (1) annual household income of less than $10,000/y (prevalence odds ratio (POR) = 4.5; 95% confidence limits (CL): 1.5, 13.1); (2) history of prostitution (POR = 8.1; 95% CL: 1.5, 42.1); (3) history of rape or forcible intercourse (POR = 2.2; 95% CL: 1.0, 4.6); and (4) an expressed desire for confidentiality among women seeking further information about acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS) prevention (POR = 2.1; 95% CL: 1.1, 4.0). Assessment of these factors may lead to better direction of HIV education programs, as well as identification and counseling of specific individuals at high risk for engaging in behaviors that can lead to HIV infection. Short, self-administered questionnaires provide confidential, rapid, and inexpensive means of generating baseline data for further interventions.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)472-479
Number of pages8
JournalAnnals of Epidemiology
Volume4
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

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Epidemiologic Factors
Prenatal Care
Sexual Partners
Odds Ratio
HIV
Risk-Taking
Sex Work
Rape
Confidentiality
Virus Diseases
Counseling
Pregnant Women
Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome
Public Health
Cross-Sectional Studies
Logistic Models
Regression Analysis
Education
Surveys and Questionnaires
Health

Keywords

  • Acquired immunodeficiency syndrome
  • behavior
  • epidemiology
  • HIV
  • risk factors
  • women's health

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)
  • Epidemiology
  • Public Health, Environmental and Occupational Health

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Epidemiologic factors correlated with multiple sexual partners among women receiving prenatal care. / Rosenberg, Eric I.; Bayona, Manuel; Hendricks Brown, C.; Specter, Steven C.

In: Annals of Epidemiology, Vol. 4, No. 6, 01.01.1994, p. 472-479.

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Rosenberg, Eric I. ; Bayona, Manuel ; Hendricks Brown, C. ; Specter, Steven C. / Epidemiologic factors correlated with multiple sexual partners among women receiving prenatal care. In: Annals of Epidemiology. 1994 ; Vol. 4, No. 6. pp. 472-479.
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