Sexual behaviour and its correlates among adolescents in Brunei Darussalam

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dc.description.abstract The aim of this study was to estimate the prevalence and correlates of having had sexual intercourse among adolescents in Brunei Darussalam.The sample included 2599 school-going adolescents that responded to the Global School-based Student Health Survey (GSHS) [mean age 14.7 years, standard deviation (SD)=1.4]. Sexual behaviour with a range of other health behaviours and protective factors were assessed based on a self-report. The relationship between socio-demographic , substance use, psychosocial, protective factors and ever had sexual intercourse were assessed using logistic regression analyses. Results indicate that 11.3% ever had sexual intercourse and 2.1% had two or more sexual partners in their lifetime. Among the sexually active students, 50% had early sexual debut (<14years), 38.3% had used a condom at last sex, and 31.8% had used other birth control at last sex. In adjusted analysis, older age [oddsratio (OR)=1.58, confidence interval (CI)=1.04,2.42], current tobacco use (OR=1.67,CI=1.10,2.52), current alcohol consumption (OR=2.26,CI=1.26,4.93), history of attempted suicide (OR = 1.96, CI = 1.20, 3.19) and bullying victimisation (OR = 1.43, CI = 1.00, 2.05) were associated with ever having had sexual intercourse. Significant sexual risk behaviour was found and several risk factors identified for incorporation in comprehensive sex education. en
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dc.subject SEXUAL BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject RISK BEHAVIOUR en
dc.subject ADOLESCENTS en
dc.subject CONDOM USE en
dc.subject BIRTH CONTROL en
dc.subject BRUNEI en
dc.title Sexual behaviour and its correlates among adolescents in Brunei Darussalam en
dc.type Journal Article en
dc.description.version Y en
dc.ProjectNumber N/A en
dc.Volume May en
dc.BudgetYear 2018/19 en
dc.ResearchGroup HIV/AIDS, STIs and TB en
dc.SourceTitle International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health en
dc.ArchiveNumber 10644 en
dc.URL en
dc.PageNumber Online en
dc.outputnumber 9637 en
dc.bibliographictitle Pengpid, S. & Peltzer, K. (2018) Sexual behaviour and its correlates among adolescents in Brunei Darussalam. International Journal of Adolescent Medicine and Health. May:Online. en
dc.publicationyear 2018 en
dc.contributor.author1 Pengpid, S. en
dc.contributor.author2 Peltzer, K. en

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