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Type Journal Article - Reproductive health
Title Condom use at last sexual relationship among adolescents of Santiago Island, Cape Verde,-West Africa
Author(s)
Volume 9
Issue 1
Publication (Day/Month/Year) 2012
Page numbers 1-6
URL http://link.springer.com/article/10.1186/1742-4755-9-29/fulltext.html
Abstract
Objective
To estimate factors associated with condom use at last sexual intercourse among adolescents.
Methods
Cross-sectional study of a representative sample of 368 sexually active adolescents aged 13–17 years from eight public high schools on Santiago Island, Cape Verde, 2007. The level of significance was 5.0% obtained from logistic regression, considering the association between condom use and socio-demographic, sexual and reproductive variables.
Results
The prevalence of condom use at last sexual intercourse was 94.9%. Factors associated with condom use at last sexual relationship were: non-Catholic religion (OR=0.68, 95%CI: 0.52; 0.88) and affective-sexual partnership before the interview (OR=5.15, 95%CI: 1.79; 14.80).
Conclusions
There was a high prevalence of condom use at last sexual intercourse of adolescents.

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