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作者 Lopez, William
書名 High-risk drug use and sexual behaviors among out-of-treatment drug users: An aging and life course perspective
國際標準書號 9780549865599
book jacket
說明 39 p
附註 Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 47-02, page: 0986
Adviser: Patrick Krueger
Thesis (M.P.H.)--The University of Texas School of Public Health, 2008
High-risk injection drug use and the sexual behaviors that accompany it have large social and financial costs. Tailored treatments have been shown to successfully reduce high-risk behaviors. However, little is known about how age and age at first drug use are related to high-risk injection or sex behaviors. The current study draws on life course theory and hypothesizes that age will have a strong relationship with high-risk behaviors of out-of-treatment drug users. Data from the NIDA Cooperative Agreement was used to analyze the relationship between (1) age, and (2) age at first drug use with seven high-risk injection and sexual behavior variables. Negative binomial regression models revealed that high-risk sexual behavior decreases between 15.8 and 20.9% with each decade of age, while high-risk injection behavior increases between 32 and 67% with each decade of age after the addition of demographic controls. Both high-risk injection and high-risk sex behaviors are significantly reduced with a delayed age at first drug use. Previous research promotes interventions to reduce the high-risk sexual behaviors of older drug users. The current study suggests a refocusing of public health efforts on the high-risk injection habits of older drug users
School code: 0219
Host Item Masters Abstracts International 47-02
主題 Health Sciences, Public Health
0573
Alt Author The University of Texas School of Public Health. Policy & Community Health
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