The effect of childhood maltreatment on early sexual debut, delinquency, and HIV risk related sexual behavior among young adults

Citation

Rabindra, K. C. (2012). The effect of childhood maltreatment on early sexual debut, delinquency, and HIV risk related sexual behavior among young adults. 2012 Add Health Users Conference. Bethesda, MD.

Abstract

The objectives of this study are to find the effect of childhood maltreatment on early first sexual debut, delinquency and HIV risk related sexual behavior among young adults, and to find the net effect of childhood maltreatment on HIV risk related sexual behavior after controlling the effect of delinquency and early first sexual debut. This study will use the public use data from waves I, II and III of the National Longitudinal Study of Adolescent Health. HIV risk- related sexual behavior will be measured from Wave III; delinquency will be measured from Waves I, II and III from common questions asked in all three waves. Likewise childhood maltreatment will be measured from Wave III by retrospective questions. HIV risk-related sexual behaviors will be measured from condom use, multiple sexual partners and paid sex. Early first sexual debut will be measured from the age at first sex before the age of 18. Other variables- age, sex, race, nativity, residence, and parents' education- will be used as control variables. Logistic regression will be used to see the effect of childhood maltreatment on early first sexual debut, delinquency, and HIV- risk related sexual behavior. The net effect of childhood maltreatment will be explored after controlling for delinquency and HIV-Risk related sexual behavior and other background and socioeconomic variables. STATA statistical software package will be used for the data analysis.

URL

https://addhealth.cpc.unc.edu/wp-content/uploads/docs/events/2012%20Add%20Health%20Users%20Conference%20Abstracts.pdf

Reference Type

Conference proceeding

Book Title

2012 Add Health Users Conference

Author(s)

Rabindra, K. C.

Year Published

2012

City of Publication

Bethesda, MD

Reference ID

6400