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Please use this identifier to cite or link to this item: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32247

Title: Correlates of Condom Use among Single, Sexually Active Ontario Adults: Data from the 1996/97 Ontario Health Survey
Authors: Ip, David Tai Wai
Advisor: Calzavara, Liviana
Department: Dalla Lana School of Public Health
Keywords: condom use
correlates
Issue Date: 21-Mar-2012
Abstract: OBJECTIVE: To examine the past-year prevalence and frequency of condom use and to identify correlates of condom use among young, unattached heterosexual Ontarians. METHODS: Descriptive statistics and multiple logistic regression were used to analyze the 1996/97 Ontario Health Survey (OHS), a cross-sectional, random digit-dialling (RDD) survey of 36,892 Ontario residents of households with a telephone line. RESULTS: Between 1996 and 1997, 61.3% (95% CI=58.5%-64.1%) of the study sample (aged 15-44, n=1,949) reported consistent (always) condom use and 11.8% (95% CI=10.2%-13.5%) reported never using condoms. Significant correlates included, for both sexes, health planning region, age, ethnic origin, and type of smoker; for females only, socio-economic status, age at first sexual intercourse, and past-month oral contraceptive use ; and for males only, number of past-year sexual partners, HIV testing history, and past-year frequency of religious attendance. CONCLUSIONS: Findings constitute a cross-sectional component for examining the long-term trend of condom use in Ontario.
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/1807/32247
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