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Early Sexual Debut and Associated Factors among In-school Adolescents in Six Caribbean Countries

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DOI: 
10.7727/wimj.2014.025
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351–6
Synopsis: 
There was a high prevalence of early sexual debut in adolescents in the six Caribbean countries studied. Male gender, substance use (smoking and alcohol use), having been in a physical fight in the past 12 months, sedentary behaviour, truancy and lack of parental or guardian attachment were associated with early sexual debut.

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Objective: This report examines early sexual debut (< age 15 years) among 15-year old in-school adolescents in six Caribbean countries.

Accepted: 
28 Feb, 2014
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e-Published: 30 Apr, 2015
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