Sonkin, Beth and Hinde, Andrew
Defining risky sexual behaviour in the UK: a latent class approach. Southampton, GB, University of Southampton, 61pp.
(S3RI Applications & Policy Working Papers, A07/01).
This paper aims to define risky sexual behaviour in the UK with respect to the two most common bacterial sexually transmitted diseases: chlamydia and gonorrhoea. Using data from the National Survey of Sexual Attitudes and Lifestyles II, a nationally representative survey of sexual behaviour in Britain, this study aims to identify patterns of behaviours associated with increased disease risk by applying latent class techniques. A 3-class solution was obtained, splitting the sample into individuals with no sexual partners in the last year (8%), one sexual partner in the last year (71%) and the risky group, who had two or more sexual partners in the last year (21%). The paper then explores the prevalence of risky behaviour by ethnic group, age group and marital status.
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