View the most recent version. Information identified as archived is provided for reference, research or recordkeeping purposes. It is not subject to the Government of Canada Web Standards and has not been altered or updated since it was archived. Please " contact us " to request a format other than those available. Heavy drinking is defined as consuming 5 or more drinks on one occasion, 12 or more times over the past year. It is calculated for the population aged 12 or older.
Search and menus
Few studies have examined the context of a wide range of risk behaviors among emerging adults ages years , approximately half of whom in the USA enroll in post-secondary educational institutions. The objective of this research was to examine behavioral patterning in weight behaviors diet and physical activity , substance use, sexual behavior, stress, and sleep among undergraduate students. Latent class analysis was used to identify homogeneous, mutually exclusive "classes" patterns of ten leading risk behaviors.
Try out PMC Labs and tell us what you think. Learn More. STI prevalence and risks in a sample of rural Thai adolescents and young adults 14—29 years old were examined. Unprotected sex with a casual partner conferred the greatest risk for prevalent STIs, particularly for younger adolescents and alcohol use increased the STI risk for women but not for men. Thailand has experienced a significant decrease in HIV infection over the past two decades, with the greatest reductions in prevalence observed among the most at-risk populations 1 , 2 , 3. Thailand is experiencing a cultural transition in sexual norms and practices, particularly among adolescents and young adults 7 , 8. This creates an emerging susceptible population which will require new prevention strategies if Thailand is to maintain its goal of reducing its HIV epidemic. Limited information exists on the state of STIs in rural areas of Thailand; therefore, the current analysis examines the STI prevalence and associated gender-and age-specific risk factors among a representative sample of youth in rural Thailand.