Men's condom use in higher-risk sex: Trends in five sub-saharan African countries

Adair, Timothy (2008) Men's condom use in higher-risk sex: Trends in five sub-saharan African countries. Journal of Population Research, 25 1: 51-62. doi:10.1007/BF03031940


Author Adair, Timothy
Title Men's condom use in higher-risk sex: Trends in five sub-saharan African countries
Journal name Journal of Population Research   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1443-2447
1835-9469
Publication date 2008-03-01
Year available 2008
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1007/BF03031940
Open Access Status
Volume 25
Issue 1
Start page 51
End page 62
Total pages 12
Place of publication Canberra
Publisher Australian Population Association
Language eng
Subject C1
920599 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) not elsewhere classified
111799 Public Health and Health Services not elsewhere classified
Abstract This paper analyses trends in men’s condom use at last higher-risk sex (i.e., with a non-marital, non-cohabiting partner) using the two most recent Demographic and Health Surveys (DHS) in five sub-Saharan African countries: Cameroon, Kenya, Tanzania, Zambia and Burkina Faso. Condom use is an important method of preventing HIV transmission. Encouragingly, higher-risk sex has declined in four of the five countries, while condom use rose substantially in Cameroon, Tanzania and Burkina Faso but only had a minor increase in Kenya and Zambia, where use at last higher-risk sex remains below 50 per cent. There are no clear patterns of change across countries in the predictive strength of the explanatory variables between the two most recent surveys, although evidence of a widening gap in use by education in Cameroon is identified. In each country, lack of education remains a strong barrier to condom use in higher-risk sex.
Keyword Condom
HIV/AIDS
Higher-risk sex
Sexual behaviour
Sexually transmitted diseases
Socio-economic differentials
Sub-Saharan Africa
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code

 
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