Self-reported health behaviors of women enrolled at Texas Woman's University in 1993

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1993-08-30

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Timp, Yasenka Veronique

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The purpose of this study was to compare reported sexual behavior, alcohol use patterns, and attitudes toward alcohol of women enrolled at Texas Woman's University by race. Another purpose was to determine whether or not a correlation existed between reported alcohol and other drug use before sexual behavior and high risk sexual behavior among women enrolled at Texas Woman's University. A total of 177 female students completed the questionnaire. One hundred and seventeen (66.1%) were Caucasian and 60 (32.7%) belonged to a racial/ethnic minority group. The Health Risk Survey was used to collect the data and was distributed to students for four days during the Spring semester, 1993. No significant differences in sexual behavior, alcohol attitude, and alcohol use behavior were found between Caucasian and racial/ethnic minority women at the.05 level of significance. Little, if any, correlations were found between condom use and alcohol and other drug use before sexual behavior. Low correlations were found between alcohol and other drug use before sexual behavior and high risk sexual behavior. The results of this study indicate that the caucasian women and racial/ethnic minority women were similar and very little correlation existed between alcohol and other drug use and sexual behavior and high risk sexual behavior.

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Women students, High risk behavior in women, Health and environmental sciences

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