Food insecurity with hunger and sexual behavior among adolescents from 53 countries

Smith, Lee and Ward, Philip B. and Vancampfort, Davy and López Sánchez, Guillermo F. and Yang, Lin and Grabovac, Igor and Jacob, Louis and Pizzol, Damiano and Veronese, Nicola and Shin, Jae Il and Lee, Jinhee and McDermott, Daragh T. and Koyanagi, Ai (2021) Food insecurity with hunger and sexual behavior among adolescents from 53 countries. International Journal of Sexual Health, 33 (1). pp. 88-98. ISSN 1931-762X

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Abstract

Objectives: To examine the relationship of food insecurity with sexual intercourse, multiple sexual partners and non-condom use. Methods: Data on food insecurity (hunger) and sexual behaviors from 205,296 adolescents from 53 countries. Associations were analyzed using meta-analysis. Results: Overall, 16.0% of the adolescents ever had sexual intercourse and the prevalence of moderate and severe food insecurity was 44.9% and 6.2%, respectively. Moderate and severe food insecurity was associated with higher odds for sexual intercourse. Any food insecurity was significantly associated with condom nonuse at last sex. Conclusions: Food insecurity was associated with higher odds of ever having sexual intercourse dose-dependently.

Item Type: Journal Article
Keywords: Food Insecurity, Sexual Behaviour, Adolescents, Multi-country study, Adolescent Health/Medicine, Psychosocial Issues, Developmental/Behavioral Issues
Faculty: Faculty of Science & Engineering
SWORD Depositor: Symplectic User
Depositing User: Symplectic User
Date Deposited: 23 Nov 2020 10:19
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2021 10:41
URI: https://arro.anglia.ac.uk/id/eprint/706058

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