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Revista Clínica de Medicina de Familia

On-line version ISSN 2386-8201Print version ISSN 1699-695X


DIAZ CABALLERO, Antonio; ARRIETA VERGARA, Katherine  and  GONZALEZ MARTINEZ, Farith. Sexual behavior and associated factors in dental students. Rev Clin Med Fam [online]. 2010, vol.3, n.2, pp.65-70. ISSN 2386-8201.

Objective. To describe sexual behavioral and associated factors in assessing dental students from the city of Cartagena (Colombia). Methods. It was conducted a cross-sectional study with a sample of 381 students of dentistry, randomly selected proportional to the size of each semester completed. A questionnaire was administered to measure the variables having sex, age, gender, stratum, semester, alcohol and drugs. Data were analyzed from proportions, carrying out bivariate analysis through the grounds of disparity and a multivariate analysis using logistic regression. Results. The prevalence of having had sex was 64.5 %, being higher in males (81.8 %) than females (53.6 %). The average age at first intercourse was 16.9 years (SD = 2.6). In multivariate analysis by gender, having sex in men was associated with alcohol consumption (OR = 1.85; P = 0.000), whereas in women, is associated with being enrolled in higher semesters (OR = 2.70; P = 0.003), age over 18 years (OR = 2.45; P = 0.01) and alcohol (OR = 1.83; P = 0.03). Conclusions. Sexual behaviors among students of dentistry in the city of Cartagena differ between men and women, also found variations between the related factors being more influential in women with regard to their interaction to explain the phenomenon.

Keywords : Sexual Behavioral; Dental Students; Gender Identity.

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